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    Another Box for Valentine's Day - Finished

    Something gave me the fretwork bug so on this box I added a heart and bird pattern. Like the previous box the underside of the 3/4" lid is hogged out. I left this one a little rough and added to that by taking a gouge to it to add what will hopefully look like a carved surface. I'll show that once I cut this guy into two parts.

    This top has a variation on the 'floating panel with overlay' I have become enamored with lately. The overlay is greater and nearly covers the frame. I showed so many steps in the previous thread I just skipped ahead to the keyed miters and will post a few more shots as it nears completion.

    As with most of my small items, the inside and troublesome parts are pre-finished. The outer walls are not as I will beat on them a bit while installing the keys which will have to be planed flush. After that I run it across the tablesaw to seperate the top and bottom . . . then I scrape/sand and apply the final topcoat.
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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 02-10-2011 at 01:34 AM.
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    Another Box for Valentine's Day

    Another fine piece
    May God Bless
    Ken

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    Hi, Glenn that is a very nice looking box. I like the wood combo also. One ? if I may, I would like to know what saw blade that you use to cut the key slots? thank you bill

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    Glenn, that's beautiful. How did you do those cutouts?

    Hello, Bill Kaminski! Welcome to the forum.

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    I would like to know what saw blade that you use to cut the key slots?
    Welcome Bill . . . Flat Top Grind Freud Industrial 24tooth, thin kerf rip blade (LU87R010). The key slots are a rip cut and the jig acts as a backer so I get nice clean flat bottomed cuts ;-) For larger boxes I like an 1/8" key and so use a slot cutter on the router table for those. Dovetail keys are nice too but now I'm wandering . . .
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 01-25-2011 at 11:52 PM. Reason: sp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    Glenn, that's beautiful. How did you do those cutouts?
    Scroll saw. I bought one to do the piercings common in the G&G pieces I enjoy but it has turned out to be handy for small details like this as well. I have the DeWalt DW788.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Scroll saw. I bought one to do the piercings common in the G&G pieces I enjoy but it has turned out to be handy for small details like this as well. I have the DeWalt DW788.
    Yeah, that saw got good reviews......
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    nice scroll work glenn.. looks well together with the lighter portion of wood below!!
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    nice box sir.

    How thick a piece of wood can you do scroll work on?(without struggling or problems)

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