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Blog entry by Paul posted 01-06-2008 02:13 AM 752 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I have three nice walnut boards and a nice length of quilted maple, but I hate cutting up large boards for small projects if I don’t have to. So, as the finish is drying on the 2×4 project, I started rooting through my scrap bins for hardwood scraps for the box challenge.

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From the bottom clockwise. Maple (bottom), Mahogany (left), Cherry (back), Walnut (right)

-- Paul, Texas



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#1 posted 01-06-2008 02:43 AM

Paul

18×18 x 18 the max limits of the contest, makes a pretty big box if you want to use your bigger
pieces of wood!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-07-2008 05:04 AM

G -

Okay, you convinced me. I cut up one of my walnut boards today.

-- Paul, Texas

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#3 posted 01-07-2008 07:18 AM

Shoot yes put legs on your box. A mean a box within a box is a chest right.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 01-07-2008 11:31 AM

Impressive “scrap” pile.

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#5 posted 01-07-2008 05:26 PM

Rikkor -

Yeah – lots of small pieces. I convince myself that maybe I’ll turn a chess set someday or turn some tool handles – or I’ll save just the right piece for a jewelry chest drawer divider.

For example: Yesterday, I cut and glued up the larger walnut board from the lumber rack for the box sides, but I roughed out several other smaller walnut box parts from the pile and leaning pieces in the picture. The bulk of those later pieces came from an old electronic organ case that was mostly walnut stained ply but it also had a few pieces of solid walnut trim (base board, music rack, etc.) Even then, I was throwing 3” x 3” x 1/4” offcut pieces from those back in that blue tub last night. I’m a hopeless hardwood pack rat. “Never know when it might come in handy.”

-- Paul, Texas

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#6 posted 01-08-2008 06:09 PM

Made good progress last night on planing and roughing out parts of my box entry.

18” l x 9” w x 13.5” h of black walnut and poplar . . . so far. There will be at least one more wood species, but I haven’t decided which one (of those I have on hand)

It’s Gary’s fault that it’s so big.

-- Paul, Texas

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