Trading Card Case w/ Box Joints

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Project by WMD2006 posted 01-01-2021 08:23 PM 650 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first project with the properly-calibrated Incra Box Joint Jig.

I used black walnut scrap resawed down to 1/4” and sized the box to fit a deck of sleeved trading cards. I kept the inner box a little large so I could sand it back and get a precise fit with the outside.
The front and back were hit with a hole saw and trimmed out to make the finger holes.

Finish was satin polyurethane over bare wood; turned out a little lumpy but sufficient for the experiment. Inner surfaces were topped with some wax to prevent them from sticking. A future version will have to get some burnings on the outside.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 01-01-2021 09:28 PM

Looks great! I actually have to do this for a friend of my Kid, they want it to be pretty special for them. It will also get me to use my Incra box jig. RDan

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#2 posted 01-02-2021 05:51 AM

Very cool.
I like the inner/outer box parts.
It turned out really well!

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#3 posted 01-02-2021 12:22 PM

I did not notice the box has a lid. Thanks MrWolfe. That is very cool.

I have a tuff time getting the Ibox set up right.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 01-02-2021 03:10 PM

good looking joints – can’t beat the incra products. I don’t have an incra box joint jig but I have nearly everything else

-- 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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