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My New lunch box

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 07-24-2014 12:38 PM 1488 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an old cooler for a lunch box but it was small and didn’t fit my frozen steamers flat. Also my non frozen items were always with the frozen and I didn’t like that. So I put a small drawer in the bottom to hold all non-frozen food. To hold the lid shut I used a rare earth magnet.

It is made from all scrap wood. Main box is 2×6 lumber and the hinges, handle and feet are from maple recovered from an old table on the side of the road.

I used my box joint jig http://lumberjocks.com/projects/101866 for all the fingers. I glued it with PL premium glue so joints won’t fall apart.
The finish is golden oak by general finishes http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=64181&cat=1,190,42942 and I coated it with a water based varethane from home depot.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 12:42 PM

That’s very neat and quite innovative. Very nice work!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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ezek1el

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 12:54 PM

Thats awesome sean!! Nice work I like the joinery, cant wait to see it at work

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 01:04 PM

Very nice work!

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 01:30 PM

My first impression was that this was a very nicely made and designed box well suited for it’s purpose. My second thought was to compare my lunch with yours and once again you came up the winner!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 01:57 PM

This is a great practical project and very well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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luv2learn

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 03:06 PM

There is nothing like carrying your lunch in style. Beautifully done Sean.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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hotncold

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#7 posted 07-24-2014 04:42 PM

Now that is sweet! Best looking lunchbox I’ve ever seen! (well since my Roy Rogers)

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#8 posted 07-24-2014 06:15 PM

That’s pretty cool.

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 08:13 PM

This is very cool!

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oldnovice

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#10 posted 07-24-2014 08:58 PM

For me that would be a BLD, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, box. It appears to be larger than what I would need.

However, I do like this the style and finish of your lunch box, nice work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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jinkyjock

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#11 posted 07-24-2014 10:54 PM

That is one awesome Lunchbox.
Love your use of the finger joints.
Does it have a secret compartment for Port & Cigars.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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NiteWalker

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#12 posted 07-24-2014 11:02 PM

Great job. :-)
I love box joints.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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mbmattvt

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#13 posted 07-25-2014 10:08 AM

Very nice box. Would you be willing to share where you purchase the rare earth magnets?

Matt

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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geekwoodworker

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#14 posted 07-25-2014 12:01 PM

Thanks everyone.

No secret compartment but I do like the idea of one allot. HMMM.

Got the magnets from leevalley http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/Search.aspx?action=n

Roy Rogers lunch box is pretty cool too. I am still thinking of carving something on the lid ( I am terrible at carving as I use a dremel). I will need something very simple and easy to carve.

I too love box joints and have just finished my newest box joint jig. Will post later today.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 07-28-2014 03:55 AM

Nice work and a great idea. You just gave me an idea for a picnic basket.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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