Box with Corner Splines

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Project by SJWoodCreations posted 02-09-2016 07:45 PM 1557 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First box I made with corner splines. I had some really small bloodwood and walnut scraps left over from another project, and a good bit of red oak, so I decided to make a box. the corners are mitered, and both the top of the box and the lid are rabbeted to fit together. I finished it with some spray lacquer and lined the inside with felt. I like the way it looks, but I think on the next one I’ll give the lid a little more overhang.

Thanks for looking!

-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 07:47 PM

Looks Good. I like either no overhang or an appreciable amount. Still a good box.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 09:52 PM

Sam, Nice job! The finish looks fine, and the wood is beautiful. I like the grain. Beware the fumes of spray-on finish. I don’t see the felt. The contours of the top and the bottom don’t match. That is different.

I like the splines and think they add to the look and strength of the box…but then I would. Have you tried adding hinges yet? You can also size piano hinges to fit your box. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 10:06 PM

Beautiful box you made, thx for a great first view on here. I will have to watch for more of your work.

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#4 posted 02-10-2016 01:11 AM

Great looking box, I also like a little overhang, and if no overhang, then a handle on lid, just my 2 cents.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-10-2016 12:35 PM

I didn’t get a picture of the box after I put the felt in. I have done hinges on some others but I just did this one with materials I had on hand. A little handle on the top would have been a nice touch, I’ll keep that in mind for future boxes.

-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK

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#6 posted 02-14-2016 01:54 PM

Very nice looking box,nice splines and wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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