Inlayed gift box and Tangram sets

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Project by fernandoindia posted 08-12-2010 09:48 PM 3727 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I was building the chessboard, and studying woodworking as much as possible, I built the Small gift box with the lid method as explained in StevinMarin´s youtube video. That is routing a groove in the inside of side pieces, and after gluing and assembling the box, routing a groove in the outside to finally form a lip for a fit of the lid. A fool proof explanation from Steve!

Since this was my first box being mitered with a lock miter bit, I decided to use some firewood to make a try. Unfortunately everything came OK, and a get a worm mark in the top of the box.

The moral: firewood to the fire.

The two following Tangram sets were built for gifts out of Viraró a South america exotic hard wood. (Ruprechtia laxiflora) Scraps from the chessboard. The lid of the last one has a cross made of Eucaliptus. This one has gone to my mother in law.

Thanks for watching


-- Back home. Fernando

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#1 posted 08-12-2010 10:16 PM

I especially like the weave with the different size background pieces… I think I will make that next…If you don’t mind..

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#2 posted 08-12-2010 10:38 PM

I just did a box with the same concept for the top. It was a practice piece so I wasn’t interested in posting. I hand not seen Steve’s video… Wish I had. Uh, I had already tried box joints before I tried the rabbited top and that presented a challenge… ugh.

Nice job on the boxes.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 08-12-2010 10:48 PM

Oh, cammon Larry. We share the winter, don´t we? I´m copying your drunk board, but still don´t manage the band saw

Very gentle on your part to mention the weave. I´ve seen you are the CEO on that !!

Kind regards

-- Back home. Fernando

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#4 posted 08-12-2010 10:55 PM

Thank you Dustyal. Yes the rabbeted lid is a kind of measuring challenge, specially with the router that spins so fast. I will post a Hex box finished a couple of months ago, and did the rabbet at the table saw.
The best

-- Back home. Fernando

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#5 posted 08-13-2010 02:43 AM

Very nice boxes. Nice assortment of different lid styles. Glad you referenced the U-Tube video, I had seen that top separation procedure in print but the video made it a lot clearer. Keep up the good work!


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#6 posted 08-13-2010 08:40 AM

Great job on the boxes. I think the worm holes give the box character.

Keep it up.


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

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