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Blog entry by Sylvain posted 02-10-2013 05:33 PM 1315 reads 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little box which must have belonged to my great-grandfather who was a cabinetmaker. Unfortunately, he was dead before I was born.
size : about 9.5X4×3 cm

some part is missing on the top; it must have been a locking part going into the square hole to prevent the initial sliding.

Note the two little pins.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 06:44 PM

That’s a slick locking box. Think I’ll try to duplicate it, if you don’t mind. Looks like a neat leisure time project.

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Sylvain

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#2 posted 02-10-2013 07:30 PM

You are welcome.
Everybody may duplicate it.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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mafe

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 09:08 PM

I love it, what a gem to get this from down the family.
Fill it up with grease and use it, it should get a life.
Welcome to the GBOC.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Sylvain

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 07:59 PM

Thank you Mads.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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mafe

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 02:30 PM

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 03:17 PM

A beautiful antique and family heirloom.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 03:22 PM

Great box and great story
Welcome to GBOC

Jamie

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