Because My Daughter wanted one, too

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Project by Rick posted 10-23-2008 03:43 PM 1513 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I was playing with the accidental box, my daughter decided she wanted one for her vanity. With only slight differences, this is what i came up with.

But to give the teenager something a little gimmidky, I used magnets to hold the lid on.

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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#1 posted 10-23-2008 03:58 PM

cool idea, using the magnets. did you use the “rare earth” neo-dymium magnets? i love those for their strength, pretty amazing power in such small packages.

nice box too. unique lid profile.


-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#2 posted 10-23-2008 05:27 PM

I really like the profile of the top.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-23-2008 06:01 PM

niice little project like the magnet idea too well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 10-23-2008 07:19 PM

Really a nice box. The magnets were a great idea. Are those finish nails that the magnets stick to?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 10-23-2008 08:46 PM

That’s sweet! Love the magnets and the top as well. Just an awesome design on the top cuts.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#6 posted 10-24-2008 04:30 AM

Nice!!! Aren’t boxes fun to do? I really like the magnets.

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#7 posted 10-24-2008 04:55 AM

very cool…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 04-09-2010 04:29 AM

very cool, like the idea of the magnets to hold the top.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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