Jewlery Box #1: Jewlery Box

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Blog entry by nakedjoinery posted 02-10-2013 10:14 PM 1556 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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boy I about scrapped this one. I used my miter saw to do the sides but the blade was dull and it jacked my 45° all up so I had to go to the table saw and fix it which brought my rabbet right to the edge of the miter so I lost my frameing seperation on the inside ehh. I had to chamfer edge of panel to let the 45° match up. but I think it’ll be ok now. I also went to thin on the frame so after I finsh this one I think I’ll try again lol with the knowledge of my mistakes I think I can do better although I cant say I’m a fan of mitered corners but this was a first. I may just scrap the frame and make a thcker one because at 1/4 thick I dont think I’m gonna be able to trap a bottom without risking the frame splitting.

-- mike c

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 12:08 AM

Looks like a great start. I had the same poblem with trying to cut the bevel on my miter saw and I thouht I had it set up pretty good. So I built a table saw sled for this after Stlouiswoodworker’s sled Click for details
It gives perfect sides every time. Much easier than with the miter saw.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 12:10 AM

Well, this is a lot of live and learn!! (I burnt my first few.) It IS pretty thin to be that tall. You could use the sides as the bottoms of a few other boxes. I like the look you are going for with the frame and panel. If you go to 1/2” or 5/8” it should work. I use a sled and have no problem with cutting miters when I use a stop block to ensure the opposite sides are equal in length. Keep at it. If I can do better after my first ones, so can you. After a few hundred boxes, it gets easy.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 03:43 AM

As you know I love that frame and panel design so don’t give up on it yet. I hate my miter saw and I’m gonna give it away to some unsuspecting soul. The tablesaw and the Wixey digital angle gauge fixed all my mitered corner problems. I have trapped bottom panels in a 1/8” dado before as the bottom won’t really have to bear any weight. I usually make my panels 1/2-5/8” thick.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 03:01 AM

Woodenwizard has the key. I made the same sled for cutting box corner miters and it’s fantastic. I also use a digital angle gauge to put the blade a perfect 45 degrees to the table. The sled is the key. You use a stop block to make the opposite sides dead perfect in length. Then crank to 45 and cut the miters with the same stop block to keep the sides the same lengths. Then flip the sides to the other face to cut a spline in the miters if that’s what you want. You can find several places with sled instructions. I like WoodWhisperer the best. He shows you how to test for dead 90 degrees on the sled’s fence.

-- --Dale Page

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 04:22 AM

I guess I should check this blog every once n awhile lol. I started over with 3/4 stock and everything came out better. I think I might make a miter sled well I guess if I get the delta table saw im looking at this weekend ill have to remake all my jigs. thanks for some good info guys. your all the best and make me better every time you speak

-- mike c

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#6 posted 03-21-2013 04:24 AM

-- mike c

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