Pine and Walnut boxes

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Project by MrLaughingbrook posted 12-26-2014 06:26 PM 959 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a few pieces of pine left from a flooring project and thought it would make a nice box and improve my skills. The grain patterns will “reflect and wrap” nicely.

The floor is 1/4” walnut ply, the splines 1/4” walnut, and the hinge is a 1/8th” brass rod from HD.

The stock after initial milling:

Resawn and marked for miters: I write on both edges to help with arrangement on the sled. The marks are not meant to be very accurate since all actual cuts are made against the stop block.

Arranged for quick processing on the cross cut miter sled:

Four assembled and two hinges complete:

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#1 posted 12-26-2014 07:57 PM

What is that metal table in picture #2. That is neat.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 12-26-2014 09:48 PM

Thanks for noticing. One of my favorite things is my work table. I happened across a bank vault door. Not the main door, but the interior one at the safe deposit box room. My friend’s company was moving into what used to be the bank. During deconstruction I was given the door and made a work table. I still have the hinges and latch. The 1/4” stainless steel is backed by melamine/MDF table on square tube steel frame/legs with a 1/4th height folding lock/rail on back legs. Very stable and easy to clean up after glue…

-- MrLaughingbrook

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