EZ Miter... kind of...

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Project by DanoP posted 07-02-2012 12:48 AM 2046 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,

Here is a test box I made trying out BritBoxMaker’s EZ miter method… almost. Well, it seems that when you combine my questionable router skills combined with my $99 Sears router plus table combo, you come out with some pretty poor joints. So, table saw to the rescue. After separating the five pieces, i carefully lined up the two end pieces with the top and taped them back together then ran them through the saw, taking off about a 32nd of an inch. then I did the same for the sides. Ended up with some nice clean miters while only removing about an eighth of an inch of material.

Once I got past that hurdle, the box went together nicely and I’m very pleased with the results.
The woods are Zebrano and purple heart with a figured maple Medallion. The finish is tong oil, poly and wax.

I appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Dano P.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 12:53 AM

Agreat looking box and a GOOD SAVE. Those 3 woods go very well together. Now if you just add a Shipwright hinge of purpleheart….....

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#2 posted 07-02-2012 02:44 AM

I like the purpleheart being carried over to the inside.

Putting it back together with the tape for the TS and getting that result really amazes me. I’m not sure how small it would have got for me before it went to glue up.


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#3 posted 07-03-2012 12:40 AM

Very nice box and the woods used really compliment each other well.

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 01:05 AM

looks good to me

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