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Mitered box for dad

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Project by James posted 03-23-2018 06:10 AM 1572 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this really quick with some clean and figured spalted maple and thin stock padauk. Mitered the corners, used one 5mm domino in each corner. Quite a few things that went wrong. Sanded it very poorly one time and that caused issues everywhere. The brass is all from Brusso which the wood whisperer advertised once. The hardware is amazing. Very clean lines, quality hardware, precise sizing. If you’re worried about your hinges being nice when you order them, these did meet and exceed. I digress. I had to use filler or epoxy in a couple spots. I cut the groove too wide in the top so there’s 3 set screws holding the lid boards tight. Just look like symmetrical bug or rot holes.

Still happy with it

-- James - Semper Fi





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 03-23-2018 06:58 AM

Jim, you might have had a few minor problems along the way. Your box is really beautiful. The spalted maple, what an amazing beautiful wood and the contrast with the padauk, just wonderful. You done good for your Dad.

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#2 posted 03-23-2018 07:00 AM

Beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-23-2018 10:46 AM

great color combination

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 03-23-2018 11:49 AM

I think it looks great.

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#5 posted 03-23-2018 11:57 AM

Great looking box, nice work.

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

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#6 posted 03-23-2018 01:46 PM

Very nice!

-- Seeing is believing.

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#7 posted 03-23-2018 07:13 PM

Beautiful work James. Any Dad would be bursting with pride to receive such a gift.

Though Ive never worked with it, I love the look of the spalted maple. Does it present any unique challenges?

I appreciate your candor, it helps to know that others are experiencing challenges. Perhaps our most important tool is the ability to improvise, adapt and overcome!

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James

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#8 posted 03-23-2018 07:24 PM



Beautiful work James. Any Dad would be bursting with pride to receive such a gift.

Though Ive never worked with it, I love the look of the spalted maple. Does it present any unique challenges?

I appreciate your candor, it helps to know that others are experiencing challenges. Perhaps our most important tool is the ability to improvise, adapt and overcome!

- CrustyOlfardt

It was very easy to cut and work. The challenge was getting it right the first time (I didn’t) so you don’t lose grain and figure continuity. I had to cut off 3/32 twice when the mortises didn’t go to plan.

-- James - Semper Fi

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#9 posted 03-23-2018 08:55 PM

This is a beautiful box and I love the wood.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 03-23-2018 09:23 PM

Well, despite the mayhem building it, this box came out very well! I like the spalting in the maple—very striking! I’m sure your dad will love it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Joe

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#11 posted 03-24-2018 12:47 AM

Your dad will surely love such a beautiful box, well done. Thanks

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#12 posted 03-24-2018 01:49 AM

Great job and very colorful grain.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#13 posted 03-24-2018 11:36 AM

Nice!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#14 posted 03-24-2018 10:21 PM

James , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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