A box from scraps saved from the wood stove.

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Project by jack1 posted 03-05-2010 01:27 AM 1676 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first attempt with the finger joints. I was going to break up the body and burn this piece. I had screwed up the sides but remembered my 18” table belt sander could fix lots of stuff! Anyways, I got everything to line up, put on a bottom, machined a cove on the top, added a few simple hinges and “ta da”! It’s 10”x 4” by 5” tall of pine milled to 4/8” thickness. The lid over hangs the sides and front. It’s finished in MinWax Ipswich Pine and hand rubbed wax. A gift with no owner yet…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 03-05-2010 01:51 AM

Nice save Jack, Carolyn and I give you two thumbs up.

-- Retired from Active Duty

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 01:55 AM

Nice save. I found pine with finger joints to be very frustrating…

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 02:36 AM

nice save , jack .

and now you got the fingers down too !

what are you going to do ,
when you use up all your scraps ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 03-05-2010 03:00 AM

that would make a lovely gift! i love the knot in the top, very pretty

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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#5 posted 03-05-2010 03:17 AM

The box joints look nice. Good job.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 03:36 AM

Very nice job…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 03:43 AM

Thanks. I used the Freud set with a homemade jig with a steel spacer rather than hardwood. I think the secrete to cutting them is to have a strong backing for the piece, cut them long and take your time. When I tried to buffalo through, I got splinters! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 03-05-2010 03:58 AM

Nice job Jack. Great box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 03-05-2010 05:30 AM

first attempt??? wow…great result!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 03-05-2010 05:49 AM

looks good man

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#11 posted 03-05-2010 07:24 AM

Great box with nice joints. Fantastic use of scraps! Really like the knot in the top.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#12 posted 03-05-2010 08:09 AM

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