1st Box-joint Box

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Project by measure2x posted 12-13-2009 06:06 PM 1377 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is my 1st project—a small cabinet to hold DVD, receiver, etc. A jig I found on LJ encouraged me to try making box joints in the project. The wood is 16” wide pine boards (glued) from Home Depot. Living here in New Brunswick, Canada where we have lots of softwood forests I was surprised to find a “Made in Brazil” label on the wood. Finish was 2 coats of Amber shellac.
I am relatively new at woodworking (and rather old at everything else). I really enjoy the LJ site.

Terry (Measure2x)
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

-- Terry, Fredericton, NB Canada

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#1 posted 12-13-2009 06:11 PM

That came out really sharp.
Nice way to hold you media stuff.

My box joints look like a grizzly bear swatting mosquitoes…..

Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 06:36 PM

Great project, nice joints. Man I love seeing your bench top, I finally have found a fellow jock that vertically stacks like I do on his bench. LOL. I love that thing that your box is under too. Very cool looking. Looks like an old butcher block. Welcome to LJs.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 07:20 PM

good job, who gave u the idea for the plan on the jig?

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

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 08:03 PM

LJs….Thanks for the comments.

Re plans for the jig, I looked at many sources to find ideas for a box joint jig. As I recall, the best advice was from LJ’s Spaids ( who directed folks to a Dec. ‘07/Jan. ‘08 Wood Magazine source …..There is a free Wood Mag video video that gives a good, clear approach.

FYI, my 1st attempt doing one board at a time resulted in nice box joints but they wouldn’t fit. Next time I stacked both boards for a joint, staggered them the width of one pin (1/2 inch) and cut both at once…less blow out also. A little unwieldy given the size of the boards (16” and 22”) but worked OK with clamps.
Terry from Fredericton, NB

-- Terry, Fredericton, NB Canada

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 05:36 PM

Made in Brazil, strange how us Canadians will ship our wood to places like Brazil where they glue them up into wide panels and then we will buy them back. Can’t we do that ourselves?

Nice project.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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