Make a Simple Lift Lid Box

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 03-29-2013 10:26 AM 7380 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I show you how to make a simple yet elegant lift lid box. These little boxes can be made with with different woods to give them their own character, and due to the simplicity they can be made in batches.. They make a great gift to give someone. The boxes in the videos are made from Spalted Pecan, White Oak, & Mahogany. Each Box was finished with 2 coats of Danish Oil to bring out the natural beauty and color of the woods.

Also in the video I talk about an upcoming project where I will be using a recipe of Iron Acetate to Ebonize wood. This recipe can be found on the Woodworkers Guild of America Website within the Article titled Ebonizing Wood. Here is a Link to that article.

WWGOA Article on Ebonizing Wood as discussed in this video

One last thing! Something New, If you would like to see what I am doing and get some behind the scenes videos then follow me on KeeK I have been Keeking everyday… Check it out! its pretty fun, and you may see things that aren’t in the videos Follow me on Keek!

In part 2 of this project you are going to see me talk to you about shop safety for a minute as I had experienced Kick Back on the tablesaw during the making of this project. You will also get to see the actual kick back as it happens.. be sure to watch..

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 11:20 AM

Enjoy the videos. That was ominous. The scene before you described the kickback I literally cringed when you reached and moved the cutoff with your hands while the blade was turning!!! I do that too sometimes but it looks really dangerous when someone else does it. Glad you are ok!!!

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 01:27 PM

1st, nicely done lil boxes. ..... 2ndly, .....Wow, Glad yer alright. Geeesh. In a split second, stuff can happen. Another reminder for us all to be careful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 01:53 PM

Laney, on the kick back if you would of push the part all the way through the blade. You also would not of had the kickback. The riving knife dose also help. On older saw the splitter should be used.

-- Andrew, Ohio

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 01:56 PM

The boxes are adaptable for lids too.

-- Joel

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 04:24 PM

Wow, Laney. I’m glad you didn’t get hurt more seriously. Those things always happen when you’re doing the simple routine tasks. I think our attention is lacking when these things happen. My lesson in paying attention happened late last September while making a quick and simple speaker’s podium for my wife’s classroom. While cutting the last 1/4” birch panel for the frame and panel carcass the piece kicked back and hit my trailing hand. My hand did not contact the blade. The injuries shown in the picture are the result of the plywood being flung into the hand. Six months later, I still don’t have full movement in those fingers. It’s like a severe jamb of the knuckle joints. I’ve been working with wood for 35 years, and I’ve had several kick-backs, but this one was the worst. Be careful!

Another great video, Laney. Keep up the good work and be careful!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#6 posted 03-30-2013 09:11 AM

Wow Ron, I hope your hand does get better over time.. Thanks for sharing that photos, its a grim reminder of just how severe a kickback accident can be.. here is a video where i talk more about it and what i am taking from the incident

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 04:36 PM

Three good videos this week, Laney. Thanks!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#8 posted 03-30-2013 04:47 PM

Thank you Ron.. Also I added another talking about Ebonizing Wood as I briefly touched on in the videos here is that video

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 06:54 PM


Two nicely boxes

Thanks for the tutorail

The video #3 show to all that a shop is a very dangerous place

Safety safety safety is the fisrt idea we all will have in our mind

I’m glad you didn’t get hurt more seriously

Thanks for sharing and be carefull

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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