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    this is my practice box I just completed, it's cut out of 1/4 oak.

    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

  • #2
    Nice looking box. How large is it? It looks perfect for your cuban cigars.

    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.


    • #3
      Trout, PRACTICE!!! Your practice box is way better than I could hope to achieve after years of scrolling!! It's just beautiful!!

      Cathy in NE
      Cathy in NE

      "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous


      • #4
        Now that is one of the nicest mouse traps I have ever seen ..... But how do you get them to crawl in ?

        Seriously, that is sweet ! I'm learning how to scroll but I can't build for squat !
        ....nothing ever matches up
        I'm impressed ....good job man !
        DW788 and Hawk 226

        " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "


        • #5
          Looks very nice indeed Trout! Next you'll be doing shadow portraits....LoL

          DeWalt 788

          aut viam inveniam aut faciam

          God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....


          • #6
            the size...

            the box is 7 inches long, 5 1/2 wide and 2 3/4 deep...
            as for it being a practice piece, I had a nice looking piece of oak that I had left over from my handcuff project and when I saw Gill's post this weekend about her boxes I thought I would give it a try..
            there are a couple screw ups but you wouldn't know it by looking at it...

            I'm giving this box to a buddy of mine who is having a 50th birthday party next weekend.

            This is going to be the 3rd piece I have given away this week...

            Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
            Fish are food, not friends!


            • #7

              It's lovely, Trout. How did you cut the finger joints?

              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


              • #8
                It's a nice box, did you scroll cut the fingers? Is the top plywood wrapped in oak, or a solid board?
                Jeff Powell


                • #9
                  Very nicely done, Trout.

                  Scrolling with a Dewalt 788


                  • #10
                    very nice indeed Trout, that is some very good quality work, your joinert is very good with what appear to be good tight joints, did you by chance use a jig to do them and if so was it a home made jig that you would be willing to share? keep up the awesome work
                    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788


                    • #11
                      no plan, no jig...

                      I just started cutting...the only oak plywood used was for the bottom.
                      it was suppose to be 6 inches wide but I cut off the wrong finger to the joint, not once...twice...

                      my next attemp will be jewelry boxes for the girls for Christmas which will be done from a pattern..

                      time for a new project..

                      Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
                      Fish are food, not friends!


                      • #12
                        Trout, so now you are down to 8 fingers? Nice job on the box.
                        Mick, - Delta P-20

                        A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.


                        • #13
                          Nice looking box Trout.


                          • #14

                            Did you route the slots for the top & bottom?
                            Did you consider wood movement in the fabrication of the cover?
                            What joints did you use for the miter corners?
                            How did you make the fingers?
                            What is the finish?

                            I like the choice of the wood for the cover insert, nice grain pattern.

                            Just curious,
                            DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

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                            • #15
                              Those box joints look great. I have a box in my "to do" pile but am leery of doing the joinery.



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