Playing Card Box

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Project by niagrab posted 08-01-2014 07:05 PM 1211 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I found out this morning that it’s my brother in law’s birthday, and I wanted to give him something from the shop. He and his family play cards a lot, so I thought that a box for all his card decks would be appropriate. In the end, I think that I should have just gone out and bought something since I’m not too happy with the results of my first finger joint box.

It’s from some scrap walnut that I had, and for whatever reason, I decided to try my hand at cutting finger joints even though I haven’t made a jig for it and don’t have a dado blade…lesson learned. I will start looking at plans for a jig.

The picture is from after glue up, so I hadn’t done my sanding and finishing yet.

One of the many things that I love about woodworking is that I learn so much with each project. There’s always something that doesn’t go according to plan, and working through it ends up giving me more knowledge to use in future projects. It’s great…frustrating at times, but great.

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#1 posted 08-02-2014 07:06 AM

Niagra, you might want to consider adding corner splines instead of box splines. They are easier, and to my eye, look better. Box joints were originally done with gang saws as a cheap way to make sturdy wooden boxes for shipping and storage. In the spirit of sharing ideas, this is my take on a card box with dividers made of Venetian blinds. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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