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Project by OldWrangler posted 05-18-2014 11:55 PM 1068 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s one I have had under wraps for about 3 weeks. Of course, the wood is Aromatic Red Cedar and is 3 pieces of 8/4 laminated together to get the thickness. Box is 12” tall, 7” wide and 6” deep.

This was an experiment. I had seen a box similar to this one some place online, made a rough drawing and then for a week, I tried to figure how to make all those straight cuts. Table saw was the answer. Some ripping with the fence and some cross-cut with the sled. The whole thing was cut out on the table saw except for the small radiuses on the box corner. It was slow as it was being designed as it was being made. Still made like a band saw box, the back and one side were cut off, drawers made and then glued back on. Notice the grain pattern down the front, cut out of just one piece. Does this make it a table saw box? Drawer pulls are my usual deer antlers and finish is the lazy man’s favorite….rattle-can poly.

Kathy has already claimed it for her own jewelry box. So no problem, I’m gonna try another in BKP if I can ever get some in. It ought to be even prettier.

Now I am out of ideas, wood and inspiration for a while. Maybe I can catch up on some of the afternoon naps I missed.

-- I've had trouble with both wives, the first one left me and the second one won't.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 05-19-2014 12:05 AM

AFTER NOON NAPS are over-rated!

Making boxes like these should be an art class at college!

I Like the cedar!

-- just rjR

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OldWrangler

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 12:12 AM

At my age, afternoon naps should be mandatory!

-- I've had trouble with both wives, the first one left me and the second one won't.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 12:42 AM

Very beautiful. I think you’re busier than the rest of us.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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OldWrangler

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#4 posted 05-19-2014 01:17 AM

Monte, I’ve got nothing else to do. I don’t drive any more because of my poor depth perception and sometimes double vision. The wife runs me and the dog out in the morning, calls me in for lunch and I don’t see her any more until dinner. Sometime we go out to eat but I stick pretty close to home

You should see all the experiments I spend hours on just to throw in the scrap box or trash can. I can sometimes work all day and produce nothing. Today was repair day. Got a bearing going out in my 6×48 belt sander so I pulled all that idler assembly, saw what was needed, ordered the parts and lubed real good so I can use it some until the parts come in. Also had to get inside the table saw and lube all the gearing as it was getting hard to raise and lower the blade and I also made some minor changes to my CC sled. It works much better now. But that was all I got done today. Like Scarlet O’Hara said, “tomorrow is another day”.

-- I've had trouble with both wives, the first one left me and the second one won't.

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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 04:00 AM

Isn’t it funny the things we can do all day long and in the evening, nothing got done…. Don’t know how many times I go out to the shop just to mess around doing nothing. I guess that is my man cave. Nice box by the way…love the wood

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Napaman

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#6 posted 05-19-2014 04:06 AM

so pretty…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Knothead62

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#7 posted 05-19-2014 10:47 AM

You can sleep when you get old. That is a great looking box. Love the cedar grain and the finish!

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OldWrangler

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#8 posted 05-19-2014 11:41 AM

Like Hawaiilad said, these shops are our man caves and that really nails it. My shop and my greenhouse are the 2 places I can go to be alone with my thoughts and memories. I love hanging out with Kathy but there is still not the serenity I get from being in one of the “caves”. Sometimes I just go to the shop with the dogs to sit and think. In there I am not so old and worn out. I still function and the body pains either go away or are ignored. Sitting in front of the TV, my Parkinson’s has my hands trembling, my Restless Leg Syndrome has my legs twitching and I am old and useless. In the shop, I could be in my 50’s again. I feel bad for anybody who doesn’t have woodworking (or any hobby) to relax with.

I was just reminded that one day awhile back, I spent all day in the shop laminating scraps in a pretty pattern, designing and cutting out an elaborate band saw box. All the little things that could go wrong…did and the box looked like it was heading for the trash can. But at the end of the day I had actually wound up making a beautiful door stop for the greenhouse…...something I had been meaning to do and never had the time.

-- I've had trouble with both wives, the first one left me and the second one won't.

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bushmaster

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#9 posted 05-19-2014 01:27 PM

north american woods can be the most beautiful. you certainly brought it out.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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bushmaster

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#10 posted 05-19-2014 01:29 PM

north american woods can be the most beautiful. you certainly brought it out. unique design too

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 05-19-2014 01:38 PM

I really like the mini-chest and don’t think I could have figured out how to do that on the tablesaw!

As far as not getting much done yesterday; fixing, maintaining tools can be a full time job. I think you got a lot done. Took me all day to get a new switch put in my big planer and get it cleaned up and working. And I thought I had a productive day!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 05-19-2014 06:38 PM

Love me that cedar… great build mann

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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harveysoriginals

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#13 posted 05-19-2014 06:44 PM

I had to look up BKP! LOL!!! I bet that would be cool too! Beautiful box for sure!
Thanks for letting us look at it!

-- The most dangerous tool in my shop is the one I am currently using! Harvey

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