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Just for Fun... #37: Many Steps...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 11-19-2010 04:30 AM 1038 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sides up, lettering marked
This morning, I began fitting and hinging the lid.
I cut it to length, inverted it, and put the box atop it… then drilled the holes for the hinge pins, re-sized the holes in the lid, and tapped in the pins.
After that, I planed the lid semi-round so it turns freely…Planing the lid
It was so enjoyable I went and planed everything!!Lid cut to fit and hingedLid raised
Somewhere in there today, I made a template for the bottom panel. I then cut the panel… this time, some 1/4” Blue Plastic…Template made, bottom panel cut & fitted
Before I closed down for the day, I also cut the “Ears” and high back to the desired shape, and rounded them over as well…Top of back and "ears" shaped and rounded over
Looking at it tonight, I couldn’t help but think that it would make a nice seat… for someone who is very, very small…
I also wanted to thank everyone for their comments and suggestions yesterday!!! I’ll be sure to let the boss know how to find her way here!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.



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patron

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#1 posted 11-19-2010 04:43 AM

way cool mike
you just keep
innovating
and having fun too !

this is coming out great

boss should be happy

now if we can get 22,638 LJ’s
to comment that the food there
is the best in the state

you should get that raise
maybe buy a new pair of shoes

to get to work lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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nobuckle

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#2 posted 11-19-2010 05:51 AM

It’s coming along very nicely. That looks like it was a fun build. Keep up the good work.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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littlecope

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#3 posted 11-19-2010 11:51 AM

Thank You, David and N-B!!
David, the better I cook, the more people come to eat the food… more work, same pay…
I’m a victim of my own ability… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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mafe

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#4 posted 11-19-2010 12:09 PM

So nice Mike, it’s always a pleasure to see the joy in your wood working.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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ellen35

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#5 posted 11-19-2010 01:41 PM

That’s the best looking suggestion box I have ever seen… sure beats a shoe box!!!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 11-19-2010 01:52 PM

Mike that is neat. May it only get good comments.
A wonderful follow along project.
Thanks for sharing

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 11-19-2010 03:16 PM

Its a good looking box, Mike.

‘Victim of my own abilities’. I might get that printed on a T shirt to wear to work!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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stefang

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#8 posted 11-19-2010 11:11 PM

Great looking box Mike. I like the rounded edges too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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littlecope

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#9 posted 11-19-2010 11:46 PM

Thanks, Everybody!!
Martyn: Somehow I knew you would like that… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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lew

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#10 posted 11-20-2010 12:21 AM

Great little box, Mike!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Loucarb

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#11 posted 11-20-2010 01:25 PM

Looks great Mike.

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