Woodsmith Box

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Project by TheCaver posted 11-12-2008 06:24 AM 2485 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made three of these Woodsmith boxes now. They are very easy to make, the joinery is simple dowels and most everything else is cut on the tablesaw or router with a cove bit. This one is curly maple and walnut sides with some danish oil and spray can lacquer.


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#1 posted 11-12-2008 06:33 AM

Very nice box. I like the finish on it. Which Woodsmith was this in?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 11-12-2008 06:37 AM

Very attractive box. I don’t think I saw that issue. Very nice!

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#3 posted 11-12-2008 06:42 AM

Very, Very nice!!!! beautiful design and craftsmanship…......
Have you made this one with a hidden pin hinge at all?

Mind if I try one of these?

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#4 posted 11-12-2008 08:54 AM

Wow this beautiful box was creativelly designed and skillfully constructed.
I like the following creations:-
1) The carrying handle on the box side is profiled from the same board and showing the end grain
2. The pull handle is also profiled from the same board of the box lip. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Great box and great variations!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-12-2008 03:47 PM

Thanks for all of the kind words, however I cannot take credit for the design for this box. I found this in an old issue of Woodsmith. I’ll post the issue when I get home tonight.

A pinned hinge would be interesting! There are a few more examples of this box in some othe jocks galleries, try a search for Woodsmith box…


-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#6 posted 11-12-2008 04:22 PM

Looking good!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 11-12-2008 08:06 PM

Very nice. What are the dimensions?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 11-13-2008 06:26 AM

The dimensions are approx 12” wide, 4.5 deep, and about 3 high, the compartment itself is actually around 2.5” high.

The issue of Woodsmith where I got this is #174.

Be sure to check out Woodhackers projects here: ...His are much nicer than mine. For one, he did a larger radius on the sides which is recommended in the article. It looks a lot better. And his glass smooth finishes are incredible.

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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