Lazy Sunday Afternoon

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Project by SenecaWoodArt posted 04-19-2015 08:33 PM 1318 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in need of a new offset screw driver and I visited a large well know chain in search a a ratchet type that I had many years ago. I discovered a new and improved set that I couldn’t resist. However, the problem, at least for me, was that there was no box. I lose things like this if there are intended to be a set and there is no box. So, I took advantage of a slow Sunday afternoon to solve the problem. Not my best work, but functional.

-- Bob

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#1 posted 04-20-2015 01:13 AM

Bosum, what a nice project. Helping to keep us organized is one of the highest callings for a box. It is what they do best. It is important to keep a sense of play and fun in the shop. What a productive use of an afternoon: organizing and playing. Types of wood used and dimensions of projects help your readers be more informed. You can edit posting if you want to. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 04-20-2015 12:07 PM

Building small shop boxes is one of my favorite things to do. A good way to practice new things, have fun in the shop and have a useful box when finished. You have done really nice on this one. nice job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 04-20-2015 03:26 PM

Thanks guys. The comments are greatly appreciated. I posted this mostly as an experiment and now I am not sure what to make of the results. As you may be aware, I am new to posting. My main interest is in building clocks. They are a passion of mine. I have posted several over the past few days and have noticed that they do not draw as many views as other items such as boxes. I was in need of a box as my post explains, so I just whipped out a quick one and told the story. I was blown away by the interest as the number of views indicate. Oh well, different strokes for different folks. Maybe I will incorporate boxes into my woodworking.


I especially appreciate your critique. The box is made of some scrap poplar that I had on hand. I looked in the paint cabinet and decided on a pecan stain that I had an over abundance of. I also applied 2 coats of poly. The dimensions are designed to fit the drivers, which makes the box approximately 7” x 3 1/2” x 2”.

-- Bob

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