This is one of those projects that was started over a year ago and finally was completed. I made a box joint jig back in Dec. 2018 and tested it out on some cut offs. The joints came out perfect but I had no intention of making anything out of the test pieces. I didn't want the wood to go to waste so I made this box with pieces of scrap that were laying around in the garage. The top was very boring so I added a little design and some color. The quadrant hinges were a hassle to install and the top does not fit correctly. But in the end I have a completed project that can be used to store something. Made from white oak and some plywood.
This is the follow up to a rolling router jig I made a couple years ago( https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/388121 ) and never had a project for it until now. So that made me have to build the base for the rolling jig and I designed it so the rails are adjustable. I have it set at the highest position for this tapered mesquite round piece. I have two bolts and pins on each side to secure the rails. the pin holes have brass bushings in them made from 38 special cartridges . As I get into different thickness slabs, I'll spot more screw and pin holes for that height. The rails are 7” high and the base is 30” wide and only 38” long and I don't do any big table slabs but I could by sliding them through on another board to keep the height uniform. This tapered round is going to be a lamp base after it is turned on the lathe.It has aluminum clamps for holding the piece secure. I think a real heavy table slab would stay in place, but I like to clamp things down to insure they don't move during the cut with a 2” router bit. I used 1/4' screw-in inserts for the clamps and will probably put in a whole lot more in as I find uses for this jig.I did the cutting in my basement shop and I would recommend to always do it outside. It was cold out and I was like a kid with a new toy….......could not wait until tomorrow to run it!! It left a pretty good mess!The base is 3/4” maple plywood and the side rails are 1” Baltic birch plywood.The following are some shots of it in use on that round.: