3x Cajón

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Project by Pete posted 06-01-2012 06:49 AM 1889 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Guy at work asked me to make him some cajóns for a drum circle thing he was putting together.

Made them out of 18mm construction ply for the box, 3mm something ply for the fronts. Lots of glue and pocket holes hold them together.

Don’t have the facilities at the moment for fancy joinery, used a circular saw and a kreg jig for the most part. My random orbital sander sure helped clean up the not quite square panels I seem to cut.

Cajon @ Wikipedia if you want some more info. I have to credit Woodworking For Mere Mortals for the inspiration to tackle this job, Steve makes it look way too easy!

Edit: Forgot to mention, putty and paint can hide a multitude of sins!

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 10:27 AM

Very colourful… and look well made…

-- Be safe.

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 12:47 PM

“putty and paint can hide a multitude of sins!” but it doesn’t hide the sheer attractiveness and fun of these pieces. Great Mondrian colours.

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 02:24 PM

They look great! I love the different colors.

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 03:20 PM

What did you use internally? Any pics?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 01:34 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys!

Bearpie I’m not sure what you mean by internally, they are hollow inside?

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