Live Edge Box

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Project by Kibbs posted 12-03-2018 05:20 PM 2910 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have learned a lot by lurking here over the last while, figured I would post my last project. I had found a a little spalted maple a while back and milled and dried it and also had been given a little walnut.

Box is 8×5x4 with the live edge lid, walnut hinges and bottoms of tray and box, cleats and splines Finish is Danish Oil.

I had to create 2 jigs for the splines as well as the cleats in the lid. After looking here I found the cleats to be the best method to stop the lid from moving. I built a small jig with a hold down to allow me to create a blind dovetail and drive two pieces of walnut to hopefully stop any movement, so far so good.

This site has been an invaluable resource to continue to learn.



-- Wayne K, Oro-Medonte ON Canada

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 12:16 AM

WOW that is beautiful. Great choice of wood!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 07:49 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Very imaginative and well built box.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 09:12 AM

Looks fantastic! Great idea to combine live edge with fingerjoints.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-04-2018 11:54 AM

that is just ULTRA attractive not to mention the engineering – bravo

-- 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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#5 posted 12-04-2018 01:09 PM

Wow that is some beautiful wood!! The box is great, love the live edge lid and the hinges! Not to mention the tray, the box joints look great!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#6 posted 12-05-2018 12:01 PM

Wonderful selection of wood. This is a keeper. This will be passed down to the next generation my friend.

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#7 posted 12-05-2018 06:14 PM


-- Tucker - Hazelton, BC, Canada

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#8 posted 12-05-2018 06:20 PM

Thanks all, I have not been at this long, but wanted to make something for Mom, and this is it. I was so happy to stumble upon this maple, now I need to find some more. Now to continue to explore to find some other inspiring builds.. Cheers

-- Wayne K, Oro-Medonte ON Canada

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