Paint Brush Box

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Project by Roger posted 08-12-2014 10:08 PM 2580 views 2 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wasn’t gonna post this at first, but, then I said, what the hey. Here it is. A Walnut box, about 14×3 1/2×2 1/2. The pieces are all 1/4” thick. Let me give a big Thnx to Steve Ramsey for his detailed description of how to do this (I’ll call it a friction fit lid). I watched his video when he built a small box with a very nice detailed “how-to” do this type of lid on any box. Here is a link to it: ...................Anyhoo, the wifee started painting on canvas’ here a while back and she needed a small box to keep her brushes when she traveled with her friends to get together to paint. This is it. Box joints/finger joints, and rabbits keep this together. I didn’t bother filling in the openings from the rabbited top and bottom of the box. I did add a little of what I’ll call, “box-bling”.....LOL. It’s just a few different sized and species dowel rods, (Cherry, Oak, & Beech). I kinda like the way it came out. The wood-bling goes across the top, and down the side. Sorry bout the long explanations in some (all) o my posted projects. I guess I like to ramble. OK, Anyhoo, again, this is finished with cotton wipes inside a stocking with Danish Oil. (A wipe on of 3 coats). As always, thnx for lookin in, and any and all comments, good/bad/ugly will be very appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 10:12 PM

This was before:

And this is after:

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

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 10:13 PM

Cool box Roger. I love walnut.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 08-12-2014 10:19 PM

Cool idea using the dowels!love the walnut it looks great!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#4 posted 08-12-2014 10:21 PM

Good job and a very nice tool for the wife.

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

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#5 posted 08-12-2014 10:25 PM

That will keep the BOSS happy .
You know how to please !!!!

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 08-12-2014 10:25 PM

Very nicely done, with beautiful craftsmanship and walnut. And, great way to keep the little lady happy and supporting your hobby.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 08-12-2014 10:30 PM

what a nice thing to do for your wife, its a very nice paint brush box, and im sure she is very happy with it…very stylish..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 08-12-2014 10:32 PM

Very nice Roger, Looks like your lathe is getting a break. :)

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#9 posted 08-12-2014 10:42 PM

Roger, a very nice job buddy

Too bad the first photo dosen’t do justice because of the walnut being so dark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 08-12-2014 10:48 PM

Really beautiful Roger, and very well made too.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#11 posted 08-12-2014 10:57 PM

I’ll bet the Mrs. Really loves this!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 08-12-2014 11:00 PM

Nice Job! Thanks for posting. I will have to check out Steve’s web page to see if I can find the video you talked about.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#13 posted 08-12-2014 11:09 PM

Really like the “box-bling” details you added….nice touch. Well done Roger

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#14 posted 08-12-2014 11:17 PM

Nice useful box, Roger. I like the process shots too!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 08-12-2014 11:41 PM

Sweet little box Roger! Love the walnut.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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