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This series of photographs shows how I went about making a simple trinket box. At the end I'll add a pdf of the project. The box measures 9" x 4.5" x 8.25" tall.





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Great display of the project Harry, thanks. Tasmanian Maple sounds so exotic, probably more so here in the states.

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Thanks Harry. A timely reminder to get out to the shed.......

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Thanks Harry--seems a simple idea to use a 45 degree bit to cut miter corners, but i'd have never figured that out on my own. Looks like a sink cut-out you used for the design template, i'm guessing that you have a variety of offset inserts already cut for what ever comes to mind?

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Nice work and tutorial Harry!

Curious to your mark on the bottom of the box. Was it hand written, routed, burned, etc.?

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Thank you Harry, I love these from aromatic cedar and would love to try out my new box joint jig to make one of these.

Excellent work sir.
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Thanks Harry--seems a simple idea to use a 45 degree bit to cut miter corners, but i'd have never figured that out on my own. Looks like a sink cut-out you used for the design template, i'm guessing that you have a variety of offset inserts already cut for what ever comes to mind?

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I haven't Earl because this one is designed specifically for a 9" x 4.5" lid and further variations can be made by changing the size of the template guide and/or bit. For the one shown I used a 25mm guide and because I used a 45 "V" bit, adjusting the height alters the width of the cut. Such a jig can be made on a bigger scale for things like draw fronts, in which case further variations are possible.
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Nice work and tutorial Harry!

Curious to your mark on the bottom of the box. Was it hand written, routed, burned, etc.?
I wrote it on paper Jim then placed it with carbon paper on the box after which I went over it with a ball pen. It's the first time that I have used this method, I normally do it freehand with a marking pen. Pros. like Bobj3 and some other members use a custom branding iron.

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Thank you Harry, I love these from aromatic cedar and would love to try out my new box joint jig to make one of these.

Excellent work sir.
I may well make the next one using box joints using the most simple of jigs, the spacer jig. Whilst the one that I'll use is a commercially available one made by Oakpark that I won some years ago on this forum, kindly donated by Bob Noles, it is so easy to make and use.

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