Box Practice

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Project by Copperjock posted 03-08-2009 03:18 AM 2071 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small oak box with walnut keys. Just a small step toward some of the exceptional talent seen on this website. One side slipped on me during glue-up, so instead of one corner not perfect, I have three… The panel top and the cut-off lift lid were two new things for me on this one. Thanks for looking.

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#1 posted 03-08-2009 06:26 AM

The grain sure was a good pick. As for slipping – did you try to clamp this box with regular clamps or with a web clamp? I like to use packing tape for small boxes. I generally don’t get any slipping.

You’re on your way to being addicted to boxes. The first one or two or just the fry up to more and more and more. You’ll have fun!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 03-08-2009 08:27 AM

Practice does make perfect! :) The wood is beautiful, and the craftsmanship could certainly have been worse… don’t be too hard on yourself!

-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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#3 posted 03-08-2009 10:30 AM

Nice Job, CJ! Are You having fun yet?! Michael C.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 03-09-2009 02:44 AM

Thanks for the comments.
Betsy, you’d probably shake your head if you saw my clamping method. Visualize 4 Irwin clamps stacked a staggered to give a balance, then to remove them, I simultaneously release the two on top, then the two on bottom… BTW, I bought a strap/four corner clamp last weekend, just need another box to try it on. hmmm…

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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