Cypress and walnut box. (First attempt at spline joints)

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Cypress and walnut box. (First attempt at spline joints)
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This was my first attempt at a box and spline joints. I made it as a gift for my wife but not sure what she will use it for. Urethane was still not dry Christmas morning. Santa smelled like sawdust when he went to bed.

-- "Yer young, you got yer health, what do you want with a JOB?"

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 08:25 PM

Very nice,,I tried splines for the first time on a box,,wasn’t to bad. I made a jig that would ride in my crosscut sled.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 09:15 PM

Very nice box, the wood is beautiful and I like the design of the handle….great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 09:19 PM

Great gift!!! I bet she loved it. Awesome job on the splines too. Did she tell you what she would use it for?

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 10:02 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. It looks like you are on the right track with your box and splines. Great looking wood and design. You have become a member of the greatest club around. LJ members are a great bunch of guys and a wealth of information and inspiration. Good luck and keep the sawdust flying.

-- jbschutz

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#5 posted 01-01-2014 03:48 AM

LZH, nice work. I especially like the sculpted handle and the varied corner splines. Looks like you have an eye for the best features in a piece of wood and have put those features to good use in this box. The grain and knots appeal to my eye as well. Internal parts like sliding trays and dividers add to the usefulness of boxes.

If you will scroll to the bottom of the posting on this link, you will come to an index of tips and ideas for making boxes if you want to use them.

Welcome to Lumberland. I have found it to be a great source of learning, feedback, and inspiration. Hope you do too. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 01-02-2014 08:03 PM

Box well done, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#7 posted 01-04-2014 07:45 PM

nice style!

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