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Blog series by WoodSimplyMade updated 09-21-2010 12:33 AM 4 parts 6551 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: The Prototype

09-17-2010 02:21 PM by WoodSimplyMade | 1 comment »

I posted a few days ago the prototype design I came up with for a men’s valet station. These were to be prizes to be presented at an upcoming golf tournament in November. I asked you all for input and comments on the design and of course I can always count on you guys just for that. The feedback and suggestions were great and have allowed me to modify the design to make it even better. For those of you who have not seen my submission here is the prototype that I had you all comment o...

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Part 2: The Construction of the first Box

09-19-2010 03:45 AM by WoodSimplyMade | 6 comments »

So I started working on the first box tonight. I am working with 1/2” walnut that I ordered from WoodCraft. I had decided to take 1” off the front of the prototype and add 1” in width instead. Now the inside compartment can comfortably hold an iPhone or Droid. First I ripped the board to 2” wide then proceeded to cut it to 4 pieces each 6” long. Next I routed out a 1/2” dado for the dividing wall slot. After routing a dado for the box botto...

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Part 3: Not Satisfied

09-20-2010 01:51 PM by WoodSimplyMade | 0 comments »

Well I finished working on the box, but I am not entirely satisfied with the outcome. I will post the final pictures when I get home later for you all to see. My prototype box was built from 3/8” pine, the new box is built from 1/2” walnut, I thought the 3/8” width was pretty wide already but now with the 1/2” it just looks real blocky (if thats an actual term). If I intend to make boxes using the 1/2” thick lumber my boxes are going to need to be much larg...

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Part 4: Last steps of construction

09-21-2010 12:33 AM by WoodSimplyMade | 3 comments »

As promised the final steps to making the box. First thing I did is cut the lid by measuring the sides and lengths of the box compartment.Once I had this cut out I ran two passes through the router to make my grooves for the inlay wood. Next while the router was still warmed up I ran the box through the router table at a 45 Degree angle to make the splines in the miters. I dont have a dedicated jig built yet so excuse the poor man’s feeder. Once this was done I glue...

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