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Forum topic by HokieMojo posted 03-16-2008 03:57 AM 1000 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2008 03:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router padauk box tung oil small hinges

Hello everyone. I’m working on building a candle box for my wifes birthday and I’ve got a few steps left. I was wondering if anyone would like to propose any ideas to help me complete it. First, here is what I’ve done so far. I was able to get some scrap pieces of cherry and I bought a small padauk board from woodcraft. I resawed (?) both in half and few them through a thinkness planer. all the boards are about 1/4 in thick now. I constructed the box using mitered corners and it is 3”H x 4”W x 8”L. These are approximations. The bottom is just a piece of plywood that fit in a groove I cut before cluing up the box. All of this is made of cherry. The top will be the 1/4” thick padauk pannel.

HEre is what I could use some help with.
1) The material I had to work with is very thin. Any ideas on types of hinges that could look nice?

2) I’m trying to determine how to finish this. I’ve been thinking of using tung oil.

3) I already cut grooves in the mitered corners to add 1 padaukdovetail spline on each corner. I thought the best way to get the splines dovetailed to the right and would be to feed the strip through my router table. the problem is that the table shot the small board I had across the garage. Am I feeding the wrong way? I don’t think I would want the blade spinning toward me or that board would have hit me. Am I wrong about this?

I’m having some camera issues, but I definitely want to get this pictures posted soon. I’ll see what I can do.
Thanks for any tips/advice!

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#1 posted 03-17-2008 07:14 PM

You want to feed into the rotation of the bit,on a table right to left. Most finishes marked tung oil finish are oil varnish mixtures or thin wiping varnishes and none of the usual commercially available ones contain any tung oil.



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