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Little bitty boxes from little bitty off- cuts

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Project by Tokolosi posted 06-01-2014 08:13 PM 1050 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So much fun to make!

3×3x3 and finished with Danish oil and wipe-on Poly.

Thanks for looking

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 06-01-2014 10:39 PM

These are GREAT! I imagine it took a little “doing” to glue the scraps up, but you did a heck of a job! They finished off real nice too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 01:34 AM

wild & a good way to use every sq. inch of expensive wood!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Dark_Lightning

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 02:28 AM

Pretty cool. I’ll be making another production run of boxes, and will have some cutoffs like the components of your boxes, here. May shamelessly copy, but with an acknowledgment, of course.

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majuvla

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#4 posted 06-02-2014 03:26 AM

They look even better when made of various types of scrap wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Roger

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#5 posted 06-02-2014 10:27 AM

They may be Little Bitty, but, large impact/s. Gr8 way to use those cut-offs.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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MilFlyer

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#6 posted 06-02-2014 12:39 PM

I’m definitely the “young’un” in this group. They look great, but how in the heck did you do that? Just glue them all up into a cube and then saw off 3×3 squares?

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Tokolosi

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#7 posted 06-02-2014 02:46 PM

Thank you all for the kind words.

@Milflyer; Glue up the off-cuts like you would a cutting board. For the random pattern cross cut at an angle and glue up again. Like so:

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Muriel

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#8 posted 06-03-2014 02:45 PM

Great job, the result is very nice to look at. Congratulations !

-- Muriel, Belgium

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 06-03-2014 05:35 PM

These look great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Surfside

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#10 posted 06-03-2014 09:48 PM

Must be fun to build! Great looking boxes! Well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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WoodlandSprite

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#11 posted 06-08-2014 06:02 PM

Your boxes look fantastic! I like the idea of something pretty from the pieces we usually wind up wondering what we could use them for.

-- woodlandsprite * Setting out to change the world is for most of us doing the best we can to improve our little corner of it.*

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bigogre

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#12 posted 06-09-2014 01:17 PM

Very cool work, makes me grin

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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