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Thinking that it was about time to make some boxes, it's been a long time since my last one, I remembered that about 18 months ago when I was given part of a Jacaranda tree, a friend of mine cut it up for me into about eight bowl blanks and quite a few boards. Well, I figured that it was time to turn the rough sawn boards into usable wood for box making. I've only previously milled perfectly dry wood so this small photo shoot shows how I went about it, having the right tools certainly made it easy.
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Yep the right tools help a lot...

Now think about if it was back in the 1800's all that would have to be done with hand tools... Kind of gives ya respect for those wood workers before us.
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Nice Harry, pretty wood. What type of boxes are you making?
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Harry, Harry, Harry;
Don't tell us you jointed against the grain. Oh my.


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Nice photo shoot, that's the same wood used for the bowls it sure looks different in dimensional lumber nice work, Ill make a trade I have some fruit wood cherry for Jacaranda wood.. that really looks nice,

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Hi Harry

nice , "Docking" that's a new one for me.. LOL
If someone would say dock it, I would be looking for a place to put it down.
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Thinking that it was about time to make some boxes, it's been a long time since my last one, I remembered that about 18 months ago when I was given part of a Jacaranda tree, a friend of mine cut it up for me into about eight bowl blanks and quite a few boards. Well, I figured that it was time to turn the rough sawn boards into usable wood for box making. I've only previously milled perfectly dry wood so this small photo shoot shows how I went about it, having the right tools certainly made it easy.



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Are you facing and thicknessing on the planer, or is the jointer wide enough? If your facing, what type of jig are you using? thanks!

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Nice Harry, pretty wood. What type of boxes are you making?
I was thinking perhaps for starters one like this, about 9 1/2" x 4 1/2" but with contrasting splines in mitred joints and maybe inlay in the pattern.
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Don't tell us you jointed against the grain. Oh my.

I'm not sure Mike, I did handle it before taking the photo., but I'll plead guilty as charged.

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Nice photo shoot, that's the same wood used for the bowls it sure looks different in dimensional lumber nice work, Ill make a trade I have some fruit wood cherry for Jacaranda wood.. that really looks nice,
Rick, if only we lived closer.

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