Cherry box

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Project by CanalboatJim posted 03-26-2009 02:53 AM 1689 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a quick “between projects” project. Its’ cherry from the woodpile and a walnut scrap. It’s finished with one coat pr Okean penetrating oil and multi coats of wipe on poly and wax. This is for my media crazy brother to hold all of his remotes. Sorry for only one picture. The second shot is 3.1 mb and won’t upload.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#1 posted 03-26-2009 02:58 AM

Really beautiful box!
I guess you feel restless doing nothing once you completed a project while waiting to begin with another.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 03-26-2009 03:19 AM

Jim, this is a really nice box. I have also found that it is a real stress reliever to work on a small project or two when I am in the middle of a long construction. Just getting a piece completed seems to recharge my batteries and get me ready for the next project. You chose a nice combination of woods with this box as well.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-26-2009 03:56 AM

Me, I just really like boxes. This one is great, and the walnut is a very, very nice accent. Does the lid overhang all four sides, and if so how did you handle the hinges?

-- Chris

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#4 posted 03-26-2009 03:57 AM

Looks good. I like the great big dovetail in the top ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 03-26-2009 03:06 PM

I like the handle.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-28-2009 02:49 AM

Chris, The lid does overhang evenly on all four sides. I used very small brass hinges. One wing is fastened to the outside of the back. the other is attached to the underside of the lid. I used a dremmel to route a small mortice in the back to hold the hinge barrel so that the lid would close with no gap.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#7 posted 03-28-2009 04:09 AM

Greay job. Around our house the remote get placed where ever that are carried. I don’t know what someone would carry a remote away from where it is being used. But they do.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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