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    Another Box

    You may get tiered of my boxes, but they are all just a bit different and also a new method of construction. There are a lot of different ways to make box joints ..... This is one I had never tried before. Takeing a scrap piece of stock about 3/4" thick 4" wide and about 12" long. This will be clamped to my miter gauge. First I cut a kurf in a scrap piece, then takeing out my twist drill box, I selected a bit that fit the saw kurf exactly. It happened to be 9/64th" Then that 12 " piece. I took that drill bit and rilled a hole through it about 3" from the end and about 1/4" up from the bottom. Then took that bit and tapped it through the 12" piece so only the shaft was exposed. (this will now be my Pin to guide each cut. Now I just clamp that 12" piece onto my miter gauge with the pin 9/64th" away from the saw blade. Simple and easy and very accurate for narrow finger joints. A 1/4" dowel works for a stop pin to keep the top from going to far in either direction. Could be used in many applications for small pieces.

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    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    Hard to get tired of seeing a beautiful boxe like that.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Great looking Box Ron. Thanks for the box joint idea.

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    Thanks for the tip Ron!

    That's one of the things that has always kept me from even trying to make a box joint jig. The instructions always seem to gloss over how to actually make that perfect-width key piece.

    As for the other things that have kept me from trying ... well, I guess I'm just lazy.

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    Sorry Kerry,

    I have seen no indication that you are lazy.

    Ron,

    That is a really neat box. The woods and the contrast are an excellent choice.
    What are the woods?

    I'm new enough to ww that I only recognize a few woods and I don't always do that right.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Sorry Kerry,

    I have seen no indication that you are lazy.
    I could agree ... if you would count time on FWW (and other forums) and reading several woodworking magazines as shop time.

    But when you add up
    number of years I've wanted to make flatwork boxes
    + number of books I've purchased on making flatwork boxes
    + equipment in my shop that could help me make flatwork boxes
    and arrive at a sum of
    ZERO flatwork boxes
    ... well, what's a man to think?

    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

    I think I can answer my own question. He's supposed to think:
    Kick yourself downstairs and make a flatwork box, you lazy varmint!

    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

    Ron - you're my hero!

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    Ron,
    Beautiful work, and keep em coming, Make more boxes, we love seeing them! Please don't ever worry about sharing your work, that's what we're here for after all (besides the comic relief in the OT forum)
    -Ned

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    Nice design Ron.

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    Another great looking box Ron. I never get tired of seeing your work
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    The projects are really rolling now, That is really unique, functional and attractive.
    Garry

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