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12-01-2008 11:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question - box lid profile

I built this box without any specific use – just to test my box joint jig. It is 10”L X 5”W X 1-5/8”H and the profiled base is 3/8”H.
When thinking about what profile to add to the box lid – I am lost! Round over or cove, ogee or just chamfer? I would be very greatfull for your comments and suggestions. Beside on the lid’s profile you may also comment on the box dimension, the base/foot or just anything. I’m learning..

Thank you for viewing and commenting.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#1 posted 12-01-2008 11:58 AM

Perhaps you have a bit to mirror the profile of the foot trim….

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#2 posted 12-01-2008 12:22 PM

I think that would be nice. That means it will be the same size of the foot trim?

Thanks Rikor !

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-01-2008 01:50 PM

Looks great! I like the look of an ogee and bracket feet but that’s just me nice job. Looks like your box jig is working fine.
Doug in AZ.

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#4 posted 12-01-2008 04:07 PM

I agree with rikkor. It always looks nice, IMO, to have the profiles of the top and bottom tie together in some way, especially in a mirror image like I used here:

The mirror effect works best if the top and foot are the same size. If the foot is larger, as is the case with your box, I think it would look nice to just repeat the same profile top and bottom. Cove, ogee, roundover, bevel…. take your pick… they all look nice, but each will give your box a slightly different flavor.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 12-01-2008 05:02 PM

Thanks Charlie for the tips and suggestion.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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