Two Of The Same Only Different

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Project by Blackie_ posted 11-21-2014 11:43 PM 2757 views 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes were intended for my own purpose but I made the colossal mistake of not allowing wall thickness thus they are a wee bit small for what I had intended them for so they’ll hit the sale block, the first box was to house my newly purchased S&W 9MM M&P Shield Compact pistol and the second box was to house my blood pressure machine along with arm wrapping, since I didn’t allow for the wall thickness after building them they turned out to small.

The wood used on both boxes are from the same species, Texas Cedar Elm in which I cut and milled locally it’s not sold commercially, with littlecope’s permission I used his hinge design on the first box also with everything else it’s quite busy. They both measure 7” x 12” and are finished in a single coat of tung oil and two coats of wipe on poly.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always welcomed and enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 11:46 PM

Wow! Very nice! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 11-21-2014 11:48 PM

Very cool looking box Randy.. The wood hasp also adds a unique touch.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 11-22-2014 12:12 AM

Great looking box’s Randy! I like that fancy latch!

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

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Donna Menke

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#4 posted 11-22-2014 12:12 AM

I like them- and do not think they are too busy at all. Hasp and hinges are complementary.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#5 posted 11-22-2014 12:17 AM

Gotta love that wood. Great design of all the parts Randy. Now you have to build a couple more for your use. Sure would love to see that new 9MM . Have you shot it as yet?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 11-22-2014 12:28 AM

Nice rustic boxes too bad they where the wrong size .
Love that texas elm .


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 11-22-2014 01:01 AM

Well, “stuff” happens….......!

Even though these turned out too small, they still turned out great! Besides, it just gives you an excuse to build even better ones!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-22-2014 02:18 AM

Nice boxes , Randy. too bad about the fit !
I’m sure they will be used for something !!

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

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#9 posted 11-22-2014 02:54 AM

They Look Great Randy, and your Hasp came out Excellent!
Too bad about the fit… Sounds like it’s time for you to try making a box from the “Inside out”!
It’s a great exercise, real ‘backward’ thinking; i.e., building from the internal dimensions rather than the outside…
In any event, keep an eye on that B.P. my Friend, and Happy Powder Burning with that New S&W!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 11-22-2014 03:34 AM


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

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#11 posted 11-22-2014 03:58 AM

Very nice Project Randy. Well done. Thanks for posting.


-- The difference between Genius & Stupidity is that Genius has it's Limit!

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#12 posted 11-22-2014 04:11 AM

Blackie, nice job of work here. We all make errors, it takes a bit of courage to tell others about it. Probably easier to build new boxes than buy a new gun and BP reader. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 11-22-2014 08:11 AM

Nice work Blackie,.

Very neat and most impressive use of the wood, and equally excellent work on the hinges

I see the expert has also given them the thumbs up!

I would be interested to hear what they sell for if you do move them.

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 11-22-2014 11:02 AM

I like the details of the box. Very nice project.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#15 posted 11-22-2014 01:17 PM

Thank you so much Sheila, Greg and Tony

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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