first attempt at box joints

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Project by TonyMN posted 05-11-2012 01:24 PM 1564 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like the title says, this was my first attempt. The wood is black ash finished with multiple coats of tung oil. I recently bought one of those woodsmith box joint jigs and decided to try it out. Between the jig drifting on you and my crappy set of dado blades, there was a considerable amount of tearout. Very fun though. It was a gift for a family friend who’s husband died. He was a woodworker so i snagged one of his boards to build this. I thought that would make it a little more personal.

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Paul Pomerleau

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 01:33 PM

Looks great… what is the size of the box?

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 01:47 PM

Good job! I made my first box with this joinery last Christmas also experienced a lot of tear out. Purchased a set of Freud’s box joint blades and made the jig according to their instructions – big improvement.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 01:48 PM

If i recall its 11” by 8.5” by 4”.

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 02:52 AM

Nice box, the joints look nice and tight, as all of us you may be too critical of your work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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