Tiger Maple Box

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Project by Jerbone posted 01-06-2014 07:14 PM 2014 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of my work with my new table saw and planer . It’s amazing how much easier and quicker it is to work with them. I had built everything previously with my skill saw and router, which was like playing a football game with no passing. This project was special being that my dad and I built it together. We had a great time and were able to teach each other a few new things. Anyway it is a nice stripped Maple box with Jatoba splines and a floating lid. Thanks for the look, this is the first of many coming this year.


-- Joining two of my passions, beer and woodworking,

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 08:04 PM

Very nice job! Pretty wood. I know making it with dad makes it very special.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 09:43 PM

Nice piece! I know it’s just as special to your Dad. And curly maple is one of my favorite woods.
I always enjoy it when my sons (32 & 21) & I work on a project together. It always gives the piece a special meaning.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 11:38 PM

I like the box. The maple really looks nice. What did you use to finish it?

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#4 posted 01-07-2014 12:07 AM

Nicely done. Curly Maple is special. Very brave of you to show the little void on the lid. I would have filled that sucker with wood glue and sawdust. I ‘never’ make such things show!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 01-07-2014 02:01 AM

You guys don’t miss much. It’s not as much of a gap as it is the slightest misalignment on the hinges. Hinges will be the death of me.

The finish was a couple coats of BLO.

It was a lot of fun and special working with my dad, especially since for the first time we were in my “shop” and using my tools.

-- Joining two of my passions, beer and woodworking,

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#6 posted 01-07-2014 05:54 AM

Jerbone, I treasure the memories of days I spent doing woodworking projects with my dad. You should too. Congratulations on your new tools. You can’t install hinges without a Vix bit. Garret Wade is having a great sale on a quality product. 5 bits for just $30.

I like the box you built. The wood looks great. As to those hinges…try looking at this and this. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 01-07-2014 02:10 PM

Jerbone , Nice box, I like the contrast of the splines and curly maple. I also seemed to have trouble with installing the hinges. Rockler woodworking and hardware have some very nice but pricey hinges you may consider if you wanted something other than a piano hinge. I read and studied the Boxguy and his tips on making boxes, I think he explains everything in great detail and I learned alot going through his blog on this. Keep up the nice work.

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#8 posted 01-08-2014 07:34 PM

Great looking box. YOUR TOOLS, YOUR SHOP, nice to be in charge once in a while!
Nice to share this time with your DAD.

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