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Thread: W.I.P. - Blanket box project!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

    W.I.P. - Blanket box project!

    I have made this blanket box before, using a plan from NYW . I use my cabinet door set to make 4 panels, butt join them with biscuits. This time I wanted to use a lock mitre corner. I find out now I should have ran lots of scrap past the lock mitre cutter to make some strips for gluing the pieces together, those sharp 45's need a scrap block with the lock mitre cut in it to give the clamp something square to push against. A few pics of my progress so far.
    Attachment 51257new lock mitre shaper cutter

    Attachment 51258lock mitre joint! - Nice

    Attachment 51259test fit

    Attachment 51260 I had to use some extra wood to keep my end panel flat. Seems my cabinet door cutter set is not 100% matched and the joint tilts under clamp pressure.

    Attachment 51261 progress so far.
    hobby woodworking since 1972

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Looking good Bryan, I have been meaning to build a couple of these of a while now. Maybe this will get me in gear.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Looks great so far!

    I've got one of those lock miter bits for my router. I really need to get it setup and use it one of these days. Looks like you nailed setting it up

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    those lock mitres are sweet bryan,, i have used them for some time and once you get the set make a template block for quicker set up next time..they are very good at straightening out a slight curve in a stile as well..
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    as usual, your work is crisp and and I know that finish is going to look rich and beautiful.
    Can you please show me how you are joining the side panels to the front panels?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Very nice work Bryan, always a pleasure to see how you do it. Thanks very much for posting.

    BTW strike one up for the Shaper versus router argument. You da man.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Looking great so far Bryan

    I've made the same one twice before. Fun build
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to post your projects. I really enjoy watching you go through the various steps. I've got your threads to go back to when I finally make someone (who's been asking for awhile) a blanket chest. Great progress so far. I think between you and Larry I may have to try a lock-miter cutter of some kind.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Great work as usual Bryan, please keep posting them.
    Best regards,

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  10. #10
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    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Really nice Bryan. Great photos.
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