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I just finished a video that details the construction of a neat little box I made for my wife as an anniversary gift.
This box has some unique features that make it special. Check out the video and leave a comment on the site and let me know what you think of the project.

The video can be accessed here:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/index.htm?KSBOX.htm

I actually made two of this style box (one as prototype). Here’s a link to the photo galleries of each box:

Cocobolo Keepsake Box Photo Gallery:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/index.htm?KeepsakeBoxCocobolo/index.html

Oak Keepsake Box Photo Gallery:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/index.htm?KeepsakeBoxOak/index.html

Here's a few Pictures of the two boxes:






Thanks for checking this out!
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Congratulations John, what I admire is just like a superhero or James Bond, you have the best tools for each part of the job.
you make it look so easy.
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Congratulations John, what I admire is just like a superhero or James Bond, you have the best tools for each part of the job.
you make it look so easy.
johnep
Thank you kindly Johnep. Don't forget, I have the luxury of only showing the parts that make me look good ;). There's been a few glueups where the camera was rolling the whole time. When I get down to editing that, it's funny to see 15 minutes of cursing and bumbling get edited into 5 seconds of footage that illustrate the happy path.

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GREAT vid...but change the song!!!:laughing:

Seriously...I have seen similar arching technics for guitar necks using a dead head sander.

http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/FieldTrips/CFox/cfox2.html
Hey Corndog - that's an awesome jig! :thumbsup:
That must save you a ton of time and make your results very consistent. I look around your site a bit and I'm very impressed with your pictorial documentation of the guitar building process. Not only that, your final product is top notch. I have built a few solid body electrics before and I have so much more admiration for acoustic builders - a true skill and art form.
 

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You don't seem to be the "porn" kinda guy!!!:laughing: 'sides...I like rockabilly...not everyones taste I know...:shifty:
 

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I WISH!!!! I'd KILL fer one of those!!! I'm still hand carving necks.Spoke shave,sand paper,files,rasps....
My Bad, I thought that was yours. I can see why you'd want it! Seems like a buildable tool. I sort of build my horizontal belt sander. I took an old 50's King Seeley belt sander and mounted it horizontally in an 80's craftsman tablsaw. The cool thing was how I used the tablesaw motor & trunion to drive the sander and be a belt tensioner. Here's some pics:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/index.htm?FrankenSaw/index.html

You don't seem to be the "porn" kinda guy!!!:laughing: 'sides...I like rockabilly...not everyones taste I know...:shifty:
It's tough to find royalty free music that's any good. I would like something else. Are you a picker? Wanna record me something new for the videos?
 

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It's tough to find royalty free music that's any good. I would like something else. Are you a picker? Wanna record me something new for the videos?[/QUOTE]

PM me...we'll talk.I was a platinum selling artist in Canada so I believe I may come up with something.




"Breaks arm patting himself on the back".:laughing:
 

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John.
Another nice piece work, as I have said befor you have alot of talent:thumbsup:

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Nice work. Great website.
I couldn't get the video to finish, but I am very interested how you made the tops on the router table.
 

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Beautiful work John.
I like your belt sander too. It gives me food for thought, as I have an old belt/disc sander with a defunct motor.

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Beautiful work John.
I like your belt sander too. It gives me food for thought, as I have an old belt/disc sander with a defunct motor.

Gerry
Thanks Gerry!

I love the belt sander in the horizontal position - I find it a lot more useful and effective that way.
 

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O.K. I'll bite. How DID you make that thing??? I want one!!!
Hey Corndog,

Are you talking about my horizontal belt sander? Love that damn thing - use it more than I ever thought I would.

Anyway...I picked up this 50's belt sander from an old lady who had a basement full of tools from a husband who had passed.

Here's how it's supposed to be setup:


Around the same time, I garbaged picked a tablesaw from a guy a couple of houses down. The stupid bastard cut the cord off the saw, left out a leg from the stand, and didn't include the arbor nut. So he obviously didn't want anyone to use it as a tablesaw after that. I can take a hint, so I decided to use it as a mount for my new horizontal belt sander.

Here's a picture of the same model saw:


Now onto the collision.

One neat element to this how I used the tablesaw motor and trunnion. Normally, the tablsaw motor moves up and down when you crank the handle on the front. I remounted the motor so that the crank now moves the motor away from the belt sander pulley to tension the belt

Here's a pick from below of the belt tension position:


After figuring out how I was going to mount the motor, it was a matter of mounting the belt sander to the tablsaw carcass.

Here's a pic from the bottom that sort of shows how the belt sander mounted to the tablsaw. It was my first time routing aluminum. THat went better than I imagined - it's very soft.



Here's a picture of the finished sander:


Like I said up top - the sander gets a lot of use in my shop. It has about 18 inches of flat surface and access to the rounding drums for sanding inside curves.

I hoped this was enough information about how it was done. I should it to my neighbor that butchered the tablesaw I used.

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nice box...hehehe

No, really nice work on the box and the vedio. it was really helpful seeign someone elses process. you definitally did some things differntly from how I would have and I'lll be incorportating some of that.

I like those of corse moments when you realize how obviouse some of the things you don't are.
 
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