Mistakes and fixes #1: My back traacking box

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Blog entry by SouthernMNwoodart posted 11-29-2016 03:17 PM 734 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made a lot of mistakes on this one, which caused me to learn a bunch of new tricks and fixes. Firstly, I shouldn’t have used crooked wood for the box sides. I knew what would happen. All the corners were bad of course. I cut them out! Then when I was doweling the new corners, they cracked. Just wanted to show my project that I love and hate and maybe hear some feedback, or other horror stories.

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#1 posted 11-29-2016 03:53 PM

would love to hear something about the tricks and fixes
one picture does not show anything?

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#2 posted 11-30-2016 11:58 AM

I was mostly referring to the corners. They were poorly fit originally, and I had considered filling the corners a few different ways. I had also thought of cutting the corners off and replacing them somehow. In the end I measured back from the corners a little bit to mark a line, and cut each corner out with the band saw. I then put the box up to my belt sanding table to get perfect clean 45’s on each corner. Then I glued on the new cherry corners and cut them to shape after they dried. I knew that the corners wouldn’t be very strong so I doweled them into the purple heart. Another problem I encountered was doweling through the cherry corners. The dowels are large for the size of the cherry pieces. The cherry cracked in a few places of course, I should have used a smaller diameter. This was the best example I have of fixed mistakes.

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#3 posted 11-30-2016 12:33 PM

Great looking box, lots of eye candy.

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