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Boxes #3: Round 3 of Boxes

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Blog entry by Eric posted 06-19-2022 01:31 AM 489 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Sweetie let me spend some good time in the shop today. So started on a another round of boxes.

Started by breaking down some 8/4 Ash, ripped at 5/16”, then ran through the planner to just over 1/4”, taped the pieces together so the edges were standing up and ran that stack through the planner, a tad bit over 2”.

2 of the boxes will measure 9” x 7” x 2” high. Cut the required lengths that I needed. Laid everything out, finger joint, and groves. Over to the table saw with a dado stack and box joint jig.
(Better photo of the jig)

With all the sides milled up, measured for the panels. Cut 1 from some 1/4” Oak plywood and the other from 1/4” Maple plywood. That all fits together nicely.

The 3rd box is also made with Ash will be 2-1/4” x 2” x 12” long and have a sliding top. This one was done on the fly, no definite plans on how I was going to cut this one. Laid out some rabet cuts and a grove for the top, on the long pieces. Milled those, sat at the bench and figured out how to do the ends. Figured out that rabet would work well for thus. So back to the table saw to cut the additional rabets.
This is what a came up with. The piece on the right side being the top panel.

I use a lot of painters tape around the shop. Holding parts together temporarily.

The next step is to sand all of the interior surfaces and fine tune all the parts, then on to glue up. Maybe in the morning.

Thanks for reading and comments always welcome.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"



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oldrivers

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#1 posted 06-19-2022 01:32 AM

Mighty fine, you do a good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Eric

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#2 posted 06-19-2022 01:34 AM

OldRivers, thanks. I’m getting better and faster at cutting these out.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#3 posted 06-19-2022 02:40 AM

Cool Eric.
Loving the jig and seems like you’re streamlining the process. I use a lot of the blue tape. Then I got some of the yellow (a little stronger hold) and eventually a set of about 8 other colors (from Amazon). It really helps when doing assemblies because each side and face can be color coded, especially on glue ups.
I’m liking the blog.
Keep it up~

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Eric

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#4 posted 06-19-2022 02:53 AM

MrWolfe, thanks. Yea the tape works well. That jig is doing the job, I have the top edge indexed at 1/4” intervals just as a refference. I have a second jig set up for 1/2” joints.

As for the marking I usually mark everything in pencil. Especially the waste area. Doing these I place a mark on the top edge also, I have used both alpha and numeric to identify the matching corners.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 06-19-2022 12:15 PM

That’s like power building on a assembly line. The results look good and and we all can use some boxes.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Eric

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#6 posted 06-19-2022 01:09 PM

Dave, thanks. Yes the assembly line is set up. I find it easier to build multiples, saves me on the setups. As for boxes, yes they are well needed in the shop, and I want to have a few ready for when the grandkids visit next month.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 06-19-2022 01:42 PM

Fine work again on the boxes. I like the jig, looks like it works well.

-- James E McIntyre

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Eric

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#8 posted 06-19-2022 01:53 PM

James, thanks. Yes that jig is a great piece for me to use. I use the blocks which hang over the top to hold the piece being cut square to the jigs table. Helps lock the piece with only using hand pressure.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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Eric

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#9 posted 06-20-2022 01:39 AM

Update, boxes glued up, and sliding top fitted. Still need to cut boxes open.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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crowie

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#10 posted 06-22-2022 09:22 AM

I do so admire people can make a beaut timber box Eric. Nicely done sir!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Eric

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#11 posted 06-22-2022 10:04 AM

Peter, thank you. It’s the wood it self that makes the box.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#12 posted 06-27-2022 02:43 AM

Nice blog, and nice box joints Eric. My favorite was the little guy for the marking knife. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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Eric

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#13 posted 06-27-2022 10:26 AM

SteveN, thank you. That one did turn out nice. It’s a tad bit harder to make the small ones.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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