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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:37 pm 
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A trio of folded-miter boxes for various family members
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:38 pm 
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DRSTRIP: Is that from the miter/dado set that is now out in the market? Is the carving and the inlay work done on the blank before it is cut and folded? and another question what are the dimensions LxWxH for the boxes? If the work is from that miter/dado set, how was the set up, any problems or heads up on the use?

By the By, OUTSTANDING !!! The concept, design and excellent workmanship have made gorgeous gifts.

Here is a daily URL: "Intruiging project" from 1 July 2017 that shows the set I refer to. There are a couple of demo videos abt 10 min each about the use.

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These are done in a completely different manner than the box shown in the Daily URL you referred to.
The folder miter box forms the top, bottom, and both sides of the box. The back is an inset panel. The fronts that you see are drawers that are made separately.
I made the folded box using a 90° v-groove bit. The first time I made one of these I used the bit in the router table on pieces that had been cut from a single board, then chamfered, taped back together, and folded.

That was a real pain because of the constant threat of tearout on the router table, as was as the challenge of properly guiding the pieces along the fence. For subsequent boxes I used my CNC router with the same 90° v-groove bit. I put a single piece of stock on the table with strips of packing tape on the back. I then cut v-grooves where the folds go, cutting deep enough to just barely score the tape. (Tip - prefinish the surface before routing - makes for easier cleanup of the glue on the inside). The CNC program also cut dados for the drawer rails and the groove for the back panel.

If you're like most people and don't have a CNC router, you could cut the v-grooves with a hand-held router and a straightedge guide.

The two "rising sun" fronts were also cut on the CNC router from maple. The relief one used a 1/2" roundnose bit to create the fluting pattern. The other used a 1/4" straight bit to cut the pockets that are inset with the birdseye maple. The other front is spalted maple.

The boxes are cherry, 5" high, 8" wide, 6.5" deep. The back of the box (which you can't see) is 1/8" cherry. The walls are 1/2", the drawers are 3/8" stock with 1/8" birch ply bottoms.


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WOW!!! They are uniquely beautiful! Great job!

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Those are beautiful nice work


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