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Pitchy

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First finger joint box.
« on: November 10, 2019, 01:22:36 pm »
Made a finger joint box today for the first time, used a regular table saw blade but have a Dado blade on order.
It`s kind of a pain in the butt with all the flip here and turn there but we got er done.
Plan on making a couple pistol boxes.




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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 01:23:41 pm »
Very Nice! and Very Impressive! 8)
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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 01:29:49 pm »
Thanks Nick, i gotta fit the top a little better but though it was a aggravation the first time it should be easier next time.

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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 01:36:17 pm »
I like the idea of pistol boxes, please share those pics when you make them  8)
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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 01:37:32 pm »
very nice joints .
A little bit of useless help
I used to glue the top to the sides so a completely. Sealed box
Scribe lines for hinges  the with table  saw  cut the lid off with a little bit of the  side  1/2 inch or so down .
This gives a good fit and helps to prevent the lid warping .

Cheers
Dennis

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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 01:45:07 pm »
Thanks Dennis.  8)

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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 03:01:53 pm »
Would never have suspected that this was a first, very well done Lenn !!!
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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 03:20:39 pm »
Thanks Jan, i got lucky.

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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 04:20:59 pm »
I agree .... very nice especially first time trying.


A fellow once said it always good to be very good and even better to be very good and lucky!


Well done, Lenn!


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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019, 04:49:23 pm »
That turned out good Lenn - looking forward to seeing your pistol boxes.
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Larry

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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2019, 06:52:47 pm »
Thanks fellers.  :)

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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2019, 07:31:44 pm »
very fine joinery Lenn, would have never suspected it was your first venture in this area.
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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 06:16:00 am »
Thanks Bruce, it`s not to hard after getting the jig set right and ya figure out the sequence of turning and flipping them.
I`m going to try some more today and it will be neat when i get the Dado blade so i can make wider fingers.

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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 01:49:11 pm »
I`m no pro for sure but take a look at my 1911 box.






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Re: First finger joint box.
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 02:01:12 pm »
Looks great Lenn

Perhaps put some green felt fabric on the inside?
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