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Box with corner post dovetails and wooden hinges

comments (3) February 25th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

river_fish river_fish, member
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Hello everybody. Just wanted to share my box. My uncle is an architect and one year when I was a young boy he made us all wooden boxes for Christmas. I thought that was so neat, I still have it on the shelf here as i type this over twenty five years later. Now that is a gift, a gift that will keep giving long after uncle Andy is gone. But he's not gone yet, so early last year I decided to invest in some woodworking equipment and start making some saw dust. I was determined to make my uncle and everyone in my family a box for Christmas.

After a lot of trial and error and design changes I finally settled on this one. It's walnut with oak corners and a few coats of Waterlox. Incra LS Positioner for the joinery.


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Todd Zemler

posted in: Reader's Gallery, Walnut box, Corner post dovetails, wooden hinges


Comments (3)

river_fish river_fish writes: Thank you both very much. I did a lot of research on dovetail and box joint jigs. I had a lot of boxes and hinges to make in a short period of time. When I came across the Incra videos on YouTube I was sold. It wasn't cheap though. I got the LS Positioner, router table, router, router lift, stand, and the hinge crafter for about $1,300. I love it. It gets used on every project, not only for joinery but also for rabbets, dados, edge forming, etc. The instructions are excellent. Believe me, if i can do it you can do it. Guys that make handmade dovetails may frown upon it but dang it's sweet!

Video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KtTIKRjvgQo
Posted: 4:49 pm on March 1st

gracecab gracecab writes: Great job... love it. Makes me want to get that jig too. You did Andy proud man.
Posted: 9:44 pm on February 25th

jonrwoodman jonrwoodman writes: Beautiful piece of work Todd! The hinges are great and something I've been wanting to tackle. Degree of difficulty with the jig? Thanks! Again, nice work!
Posted: 11:44 am on February 25th

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