Jewellry Box #1: Starting off... the box itself...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 03-03-2010 08:44 AM 8264 reads 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started off with a rough sawn board of New Guinea Rosewood.. Ripped and dressed to size …5 inches by 3/4 inch…Cut the mitres on the sides on the Incra Mitre Express and then cut a groove top and bottom … the top got a bookmatched panel of ugly NGR with a fine stripe of Silver Ash down the middle.. the base was some really fine plywood…lol
This shot shows the box glued together and with the sliding dovetail spline slots cut… used the Kehoe Jig .. you can see my review at Larry's Workshop

PhotobucketThis jig is so simple to use.. Then I cut the tapered spline from my favourite.. you guessed it… Purple Heart..
Again a very simple set up and so easy to make these splines.. A little glue.. Titebond III… and a tap into place.
You can see how easy this is… and you can only put them in one way due to the one degree taper on the slot and the spline…
I then cut the excess from the splines with a Japanese flush cutting saw… they have teeth set on one side only.. and then sanded the outside of the box.
I have cut the top off on the table saw… and the gap between the top spline and the next was increased by 3 mm to compensate for the kerf …The cut is just visible.
A shot showing the box with one coat of clear… tung oil finish actually…
Next I will make the small insert box… from Purple Heart to accent the splines and maybe even line the bottom of both boxes with purple felt… stay tuned..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 09:04 AM

Oh no! you are into boxes now!!!!! Just my 2c – I think the silver ash there does not add anything to the box, on the contrary – it looks like there is a gap there.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 09:35 AM

That’s your signature work, Silver Ash and Ph :-)) nice job Larry.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 11:28 AM

Nice looking box Larry…

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 11:43 AM

You make it look so easy.
Looks great !!
The dovetails are sweet : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#5 posted 03-03-2010 12:44 PM

Great work Larry….. Hope all is well Down Under Mate

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-03-2010 01:07 PM

very nice work Larry!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 01:28 PM

Boxes are addicting!
This one is a beauty… love the splines and I look forward to seeing the insert.
Purpleheart is beautiful wood… sometimes not so easy to work with, but well worth the effort.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 03-03-2010 01:45 PM

Good stuff…. Love the splines as well.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 03-03-2010 01:55 PM

Larry, this is a nice tutorial. I am looking forward to seeing the next installment.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 03-03-2010 02:08 PM

Nice job Larry.

They look like they grew there!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 03-03-2010 02:11 PM

There’s that rosewood again…love that stuff!!! Great job and I too really like the spline idea. Let’s see it finished…..come on get to work

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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#12 posted 03-03-2010 04:43 PM

thats one fancy cutting board!!!

-- -erik & christy-

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#13 posted 03-03-2010 05:20 PM

great job Larry, I just got my Kehoe Jig, haven’t tried it out yet, hope to soon.

-- Smitty!!!

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#14 posted 03-03-2010 05:23 PM

Cool box Larry, good blog.

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#15 posted 03-03-2010 06:45 PM

i take back what I said on your last post—-now I feel like I need to just say—-DUDE GET OUT OF THE HOUSE…

JUST KIDDING…great stuff…i love the corners…and two projects in a row that I am liking the finish…I have some…need to try it on my next project…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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