ammo box

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Project by scrounger posted 05-30-2014 05:39 PM 1950 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at this type of lid design and as usual I sure gain respect for you guys and the workmanship you demonstrate. I just tried one cut through this time but will try crossing with another next time. The insert is maple with a cherry center strip.The box is figured Cherry, my favorite wood to work with. I decided to keep this one for an ammo box, it is approximately 12×16 x 4.5.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#1 posted 05-30-2014 06:04 PM

Nice box. Where are the pics of the guns and ammo?

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#2 posted 05-30-2014 06:24 PM

Good looking project.
The inlay banding-would you explain the process to get it curved as it is?
I saw a cutting board one time that had 3 or four curves or waves and I am wondering how to get the inlay material like that.

Thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 05-30-2014 07:05 PM

Tasteful box. Well executed. Makes me curious what’s on the inside. You have a talent for boxes. My compliments.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 05-30-2014 07:53 PM

Darn nice looking ammo box. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 05-30-2014 09:51 PM

Fine looking box for some ammo.

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

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#6 posted 05-31-2014 02:04 AM

With the price of ammo these days it deserves such a nice box!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#7 posted 05-31-2014 11:00 AM

Beautiful box, great work!

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 05-31-2014 01:11 PM

much prettier than any box I ever used for ammo :^p

very nicely done

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#9 posted 05-31-2014 01:19 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. I saw a video on the inlay process and will look it up if I can. If I can’t find it I will at least show you how simple this is. I really isn’t an inlay at all == Looking———

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#10 posted 06-01-2014 09:05 AM

Surperb finish, are you really going to use it as an ammo box?
Why only two pictures? six is the acceptable standard hence the six zoom box facilities.

You can then gain additional qudos by adding additional text inserts like a “story” about the assembly,where you obtained the hardware etc.
Just a hint, as I dont want to see the ability to post six project front page images because on average the six are not used.

-- Regards Robert

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