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Project by scottb posted 04-11-2007 02:12 AM 5828 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The third box in my 21 box series/”class”

Resawn left over Mahogany decking, approx 6.5×7.25×4.5

A bit out of scale to the original project in the book (sized for 3×5 cards) I only added to the width and height to accomodate 4×6 cards. looking at the overall shape, It should be longer, but it’s not a problem as this holds a ton of recipe cards.

The sides are quartersawn, the top is not. Made from a glued up panel, bookmatched off center. I LOVE the lid. This box is currently unfinished – as are all the boxes thus far. I’ll do them en-masse once I have a couple more ready to finish.

Had a few issues putting this one together, and as a consequence it took a little longer than I thought it would. More about that in my blog.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/





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Lou

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#1 posted 04-11-2007 02:24 AM

very nice, i think ill go make a resipe box…

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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Chip

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#2 posted 04-11-2007 02:27 AM

Nice stuff Scott. May I ask how the bottom was attached?

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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scottb

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#3 posted 04-11-2007 02:30 AM

The bottom is just glued on Chip. Makes me a little nervous, (as with the previous projects), but I”m (mostly) following the book, like a faithful student heeding the “teachers” advice.

Time will tell..

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Chip

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#4 posted 04-11-2007 02:37 AM

Well, it looks beautiful and I can’t imagine its life will be too tough just having recipe cards taken out and put back in. Looking forward to seeing the next one Scott. Thanks.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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WayneC

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#5 posted 04-11-2007 02:49 AM

It turned out well. Looking forward to seeing the finished boxes.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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scottb

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#6 posted 04-11-2007 02:50 AM

You’ll like the next one Chip… Walnut!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Chip

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#7 posted 04-11-2007 02:57 AM

breaking out into cold sweat… LOL… then I am REALLY looking forward to it ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Corey

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#8 posted 04-11-2007 02:59 AM

Excellent! I am a box maker at heart and love to see others boxes. Love working with Mahogany!

Corey

-- http://woodshop51503.tripod.com/index.html

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Karson

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#9 posted 04-11-2007 03:52 AM

Great job Scott.

Are we getting a box on legs for your Thorsen entry?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#10 posted 04-11-2007 04:59 AM

I’ve considered the thought Karson. I’m still bouncing between about 4 or 5 concepts. One needs to “speak” to me, or at least raise it’s hand and get my attention.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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FMOmbr

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#11 posted 04-11-2007 11:50 AM

I like the reclaimed mahogany for the box. A 21 box series – WOW!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 04-11-2007 04:38 PM

Scott,

I just read your comment on gluing on the bottom. Learn to trust the glue. When I was making the last bench that I just posted, I would occasionally break the drop offs from cutting glue-ups to final size. The wood always broke, never the joint and the glue wasn’t even fully cured. Through experimenting you will learn how much glue you need and to trust it.

Nice work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Bill

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#13 posted 04-11-2007 04:48 PM

Nice job Scott. Can you ever have too many boxes? I can’t wait to see you show the entire 21 piece set. Will you have them all in one picture?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#14 posted 04-11-2007 04:49 PM

oh, and what was the progressive learning curve on this one? (what new skill did you have to use?)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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RobS

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#15 posted 04-11-2007 05:13 PM

Great Job Scott! I like the look of the lid too. The stack picture makes that first box look tiny…Keep on boxing…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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