The mail organizer requested by my wife is finished and in use! It now hangs next to our entrance above the butcher block island cart I built a year ago. Goodbye mail clutter! Made from walnut, cherry, and ash. Box joints cut on table saw jig. Contours and fretwork cut on a bench top bandsaw and scrollsaw. Designed in Illustrator. 

 

  

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New little project in progress I’m working on. My wife @tam_a_ryn requested this for our home. It’s a mail organizer to improve upon our current organization system that consists of a clusterfuck pile on our dining room table. I designed the structure in #sketchup and the designs to be cut out with the scrollsaw in #adobeillustrator. Ash back, cherry sides, and walnut fronts. These are my first successful box joints, which turned out to be much more of a pain in the ass than anticipated. My first attempt at this totally failed due to spacing drift over such a long distance connecting the back and side. You really have to have the finger, key, and spacing dialed in damn near perfectly. It’s not as big a deal for shorter runs. The first time I set it up, I just cut like 5 pins and my test pieces matched up well. Then I cut the side pieces with 17 pins and they had drifted 1/8 by the end and I had to scrap them. I was pretty frustrated they didn’t fit together. I then rebuilt my jig more carefully and precisely from scratch with 2 slides in the miter slots (instead of adapting my shitty miter gauge). I’m only mentioning all this for my followers that are more novice like me. Swipe to see the jig.

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