Another Simple Box...

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Project by littlecope posted 04-02-2015 02:30 AM 2688 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the last Box, and the work and stress of moving into our new house, and unpacking and situating things, and setting up the new Shop, and dealing with the long and cold Winter, and God knows what else, some time was made last week to have a little Fun in the Shop…
During the Move, in the scrap piles, was located some Bubinga off-cuts from a box made last year…
Their uneven height was trimmed with a Router and fence, and dadoes were added for the panels to come…

The four sides were joined in the usual fashion, Mahogany panels were added, and the lid was removed…

A Quick set of White Birch Hinges and Thumb Lift were added, and it was off to the finishing department…

Nothing fancy, to be sure, but just the ticket to try out (and get a feel for) the New Shop… :)

1 April 2015

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

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#1 posted 04-02-2015 03:13 AM

Nice build and nice style. I bet it feels great to be in the new shop. Good luck with the new shop and home.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 04-02-2015 04:39 AM

Mike, good to see that you are settling into your new shop. I hope you have wheels on your tools, because if they are like mine they tend to wander around the shop from time to time until they finally find their real home. Hope you have more room in this shop.

I like the box you designed. The lift is especially interesting. Bubinga is a favorite wood of mine. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 04-02-2015 05:44 AM

Ah yes stress, something we learn to live with or it consumes us.

Moving house has got to be up there with them
Physically exhausting
Emotionally exhausting
Disorienting and annoying.

You know one day I was so irritated/annoted/stressed out I got out the table saw cut some timber up, with no plan in mind fiddled around and relaxed enough to chuck it all in the bin,... then went back inside feeling Great !!,...go figure?

I wonder how many stress related deaths have a history of no craft/or home hobby to turn to?

I am not saying wood working is for everybody and a paneca for stress relief but for the loot I spent on it it sure beats prescription alternatives !!

Nice Box
Excellent Hinges
Impressivefinger joints
Handle yep its good
What more could a man ask for !

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 04-02-2015 09:00 AM

another beauty … congrats on the new shop

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 04-02-2015 09:51 AM

Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 04-02-2015 11:51 AM

Great that you have your shop set up AND have some time to use it!
Another “Mike Box” created. You have your own style and it shows well.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 04-02-2015 11:59 AM

Mike There is no such thing as a simple box !
They all require attention to detail and for a small item they require a tremendous amount of work and great precision to get them to look near perfect which is something that is seldom archived .
Keep up the good work and don’t pick away at any small imperfections .
Nice to hear you moved and have a new shop to set up FUN FUN FUN it will just get better and better .

Enjoy and stay well .

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 04-02-2015 02:03 PM

Sweet looking box, Mike!

You are the Master when it comes to those wooden hinges!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 04-02-2015 02:30 PM

so glad you got to relax and settle into a new shop and do things right ….ah yes a beautiful box, and you did it so well, i love the bubinga and the box joinery, to me it always seems to be a good standard as box making goes…i hope this one will be given prominence in the new house and given the chance to let all new comers see your talents…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 04-02-2015 02:30 PM

Beautiful work Mike and congratulations on your first project in your new shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 04-02-2015 05:38 PM

Chalk up another beauty Mike. Well done. I love the tone of the bubinga.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#12 posted 04-02-2015 10:19 PM

simple box huh
made in the basement huh
can’t wait to see what you will do
when you are working up on the second floor

you got your own style michael
and it gets better with everyone

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 04-02-2015 11:31 PM

Beautiful box and I like the stop on the hinges.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#14 posted 04-02-2015 11:36 PM

Very, very nice. Love the wood, the hinges, and that dowel through the fingers. Nice work.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#15 posted 04-02-2015 11:47 PM

I like it Mike. Luv the wood hinges

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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