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Finger Joint Keepsake Box

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Project by pdbailey40 posted 06-23-2020 01:25 AM 507 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I built a finger joint jig. So I had a jig that needed a project. The result was this walnut and birdseye maple keepsake box. About 8 inches by 10 inches.





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#1 posted 06-23-2020 01:35 AM

I really love the canted fingerjoints.
Whoever said you can’t cant fingerjoints was wrong.
Great job. The contrasting wood really sets them off too. The lid has some nice angles too. The subtle arches along the bottom are a nice touch.
Great job on a great box.
Jon

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#2 posted 06-23-2020 01:57 AM

I’m not a fan of Asian style but your box has a very lovely sedate aspect of it.

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#3 posted 06-23-2020 05:56 AM

Nice box. I also like the angles, makes it look like you were getting away with something. The BE Maple is just sick. Can’t say I have ever seen that may eyes on that small a piece.

It all works together very nicely, nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 06-23-2020 10:37 AM

Really well done. Can we see the jig?

-- Petey

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#5 posted 06-23-2020 11:46 AM

very nice all over design and the bs maple is a great contrast – really like the ‘feet’

-- 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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#6 posted 06-23-2020 12:59 PM

Excellent! So very nice

-- OS, Burleson, TX

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#7 posted 06-23-2020 02:38 PM

The joinery and woods are great, but what really catches my eye arei the tapered sides!

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pdbailey40

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#8 posted 06-23-2020 03:37 PM

Thanks for all the comments.

The jig is an amalgamation of different designs. The primary sources for design and implementation were The Woodsmith Shop, Laney Shaughnessy and William Ng. The frontpiece is interchangeable for different sized fingers. The note on the face is the dado stack setup for that frontispiece.

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RCCinNC

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#9 posted 06-23-2020 03:46 PM

I made a ring box for my son’s wedding a few years back with a somewhat similar design but never posted it. I guess I’ll need go back into the archives and find it.
I like the contrasting woods a lot! Did you make the box, and then bevel the outer edges on the table saw?

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#10 posted 06-23-2020 04:04 PM



Did you make the box, and then bevel the outer edges on the table saw?
- RCCinNC

Yes.

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RCCinNC

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#11 posted 06-23-2020 05:33 PM

Same here…burned pretty badly and smoked out the shop, but it did work! Not sure what the best blade is for ripping 3” of hard curly maple!
Lots of sanding!
Beautiful box pd. I like the simplicity and clean lines…and the bevel box joints are such a beautiful look.
Really nicely done.

Congrats on your DT3!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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pdbailey40

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#12 posted 06-24-2020 01:50 AM


Not sure what the best blade is for ripping 3” of hard curly maple!

- RCCinNC


Not sure what would be best, but I used a Irwin Marples 50T combination. No burning.

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