boxes for bowties or whatever

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Project by StLouisWoodworker posted 04-19-2014 04:58 PM 882 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed these three boxes, all sized at 9” x 3 3/4” x 2 1/4”. The main wood is paduck. All woods are milled to 3/16” thickness. One of the lids is jarra wood because I screwed up the padauk one. Box sides are mitered together and reinforced with decorative splines made of black-dyed tulipier and sycamore veneers. The lid is not fastened but, instead, is opened by a cantilever action— push down on the end and slide forward. The lids are milled on the ends of both sides to 1/16” depth with a pattern that permits the cantilever action. I did that milling with a little CNC machine, having a Dremel-sized router, that I recently put together. The bottoms of the boxes are lined with red-colored ultrasuede. The idea for the cantilever lid comes from a VHS video “Small Shop Projects: Boxes” made by Jim Cummins years ago (now available in DVD format from Taunton Press, Inc). Cummins milled the ends of the lids on a table saw, which I swapped out for a CNC machine. One of the boxes will be used to hold a bowtie as a wedding gift for a friend getting married in France.

-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 05:03 PM

They all look great nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 04-21-2014 09:17 PM

Nice design and beautiful wood.
Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 01:34 AM

Great design , they’re really nice .

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 01:56 AM

One of the nice things about Lumberjocks is the positive comments/suggestions received from other Lumberjocks. Thanks a!Jim, Andy, and moment. A moment, moment, is just a brief occurrence in time, but comments like yours, a1Jim and Andy’s last forever. :-) D

-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)

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