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    Slide top cove boxes

    Here are 3 slide top cove boxes. 2 walnut and one big leaf maple with walnut lid.
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    Great looking bunch of boxes, Mike! All of them look terrific!!!
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    Nice work Michael, picture #5 gets my vote as top of the show it was a hard choice but someone had to do it
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    Really nice stuff Michael
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    Mighty pretty, Mike. What are you using for feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Mighty pretty, Mike. What are you using for feet?

    Thanks everybody- these are quick and fun.

    Ted I use a router table to eliminate what wood is not feet and then you have feet. Way too many pixtels- you can see the fuzz on the pad. Most of my cove boxes have this or a variation of this foot.
    This one- first I gradually take off the wood using the outside edge of a 1 1/2" radius router bit. That gives me the bottom roundover and a solid foot about 1/4-3/8", all around the box. Switch to a 3/8" core bit and set at depth of foot. use the fence to get the right distance and cut the foot. Then use a straight bit to clean rest of waste in between. I hope I did not lose you there- Hell I lost me. Here is a picture- might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    How do you get such sharp corners with your lathe?

    It is a reverse lathe- does inny's instead of outy's.

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    Very nice boxes Mike. Can you tell us what the wall thickness of the side is.
    Do you cut the cove on the table saw?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Very nice boxes Mike. Can you tell us what the wall thickness of the side is.
    Do you cut the cove on the table saw?


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    I start out with 3/4 -1" stock. 45 the corners and glue with bottom in groove. If corners are good and tight I move on otherwise I spline. If you use splines the coves eats them fast if not placed right. Then as you suggested I use table saw. I used to use blade but bought the cove cutter from rockler-spendy but saves a lot on sanding. The minimum thickness is probably 1/4- 3/8's It all depends on box. I watch the figure. If it gets better I cove more if not I stop. They start very clunky looking- too thick and end up light and elegant. Probably have made 100+- I am addicted to the shape.

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