ring boxs

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Project by Mike posted 01-01-2011 05:50 AM 1495 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some of the first boxs I made with the 45 corners. I wanted to paractice and not use a lot of wood so I decided on ring boxs. I used a variaty of wood I had so I could try them all.

I made a table saw sled for the 45 corners. This was a lot safer and produced more consistant results.

I went thru Andy’s bow tutorial and that helped some. I also got the idea to shape the tops from that. I didn’t do a lot but it was enough to give them some shape.

Cutting them open after glueing them up was one of the toughest parts as they are so small.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 06:05 AM

So, I’m looking at picture #3 and trying to figure how these little boxes are so much trouble, when you have those miniature bandsaws and drill presses in the background to do the work?

Nice work, in any event!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 06:27 AM

Nice! I like them. Great work.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 07:49 AM

i love these boxes, the shape on the tops are great how they dome just like the ones from the store. cool.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#4 posted 01-01-2011 01:57 PM

Nice work. What kinda finish sis you use?

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 01-02-2011 05:52 AM

Thanks guys. The finish is minwax natural oil base rub on staine and I think I did some wipe on water base poly on these. The poly is tuff on a little box like this to get smooth and no brush strokes. Had to do a couple coats and sand in between.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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#6 posted 01-02-2011 06:21 AM

Those are pretty sweet. Nicely done.

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