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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 03-13-2010 07:57 PM 2535 views 5 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wanted you all to know I have not gone completely to the dark side. I’ve been working on this the last few weekends in between playing with my lathe.

This started out as a way to play with my new box joint jig. After I put the four pieces of walnut together, I figured I might as well go ahead and make a top and bottom for it. The frame for the top and bottom is elm, with the squares being walnut and maple. Finish is BLO followed by wipe-on poly.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 08:07 PM

nice , charlie .

i really like the ’ inlay’ ,

the box overall is very solid ,
but whimsical too .

a good and different piece .

well done !

-- 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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#2 posted 03-13-2010 08:08 PM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 08:08 PM

Classy looking box Charlie, the photo setting is spectacular as well…BC

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 08:13 PM

Nice looking box, Charlie.

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 08:20 PM

This is a very neat looking box. It is “something different” and it is very well done.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 08:21 PM

Very nice box Charlie

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 08:22 PM

Great looking box my friend !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#8 posted 03-13-2010 08:38 PM

Very nice looking box Charlie.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#9 posted 03-13-2010 08:45 PM

Hey Charlie I bet that took a while to build. I curious what type of box joint jig did you get. Do you like it? Also, your pictures do not show the hinges; what type of hinges did you use?

-- Joe Cool

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#10 posted 03-13-2010 08:47 PM

Oh I see the hinge now that I zoomed in on the picture. So the lid hang over so that it also serves as a stop?

-- Joe Cool

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#11 posted 03-13-2010 08:50 PM

That’s another nice one, Chuck.

The view of the bottom was a surprise, pretty cool. I didn’t expect the pattern down there.

Nice build as always,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 03-13-2010 08:52 PM

Thanks, everybody!

Joe, the box joint jig is this one. It’s a good, solid jig… although tuning in the adjustment is a bit tricky to master.

Hinging is a small piano hinge mounted to the back of the box and underside of the lid.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 03-13-2010 09:41 PM

Charlie: Your twisted, but in a good way.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 03-13-2010 09:59 PM

So well done…a very pretty box….

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#15 posted 03-13-2010 10:02 PM

cool inlay work Charlie

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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