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I collect things that inspire me. All kinds of things relating to tools and anatomy and technology. Recently I have been experimenting with making boxes, so I decided to make a curio box using some of my finds. I use common technique to make the box joints, utilizing a table saw sled with a spacer I keep the cuts evenly spaced. The resulting cuts intermesh and make an attractive corner joint when using two color woods, in this case walnut and oak. I use a two-part epoxy to glue the collection to the box top. For the brass hinge mechanism, I was inspired by one of my tool boxes. Enjoy!

Table saw
Chop saw

Collection of cool stuff
Two-2 part epoxy

In each episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty Money, Hammered, Against the Grain, Trash for Cash) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy.

Jimmy DiResta

I make stuff.



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  2. Trav says:

    He forgot to paint a big “DIRESTA” on it!

  3. Chuck says:

    Is that 2 part epoxy you are painting onto the box joints after assembly? Why? Doesn’t that interfere with the application of polyurethane later?

    1. jimmydiresta says:

      yes it is the west system 105 and 207 accidentally left out the clip of the cans … i fill the gaps and sand it totally off when it cures .. THANK YOU !

  4. J says:

    Anyone know what this joining technique is called?

    1. Chuck says:

      It is a finger joint or box joint.

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