Mutt Box

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Project by RootandBranch posted 05-20-2015 08:58 PM 1262 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call it Mutt because it’s made of a bunch of left over pieces. I just have a hard time throwing anything bigger than sawdust away. Top and bottom are walnut, sides are hickory, tray is ambrosia maple, dowels are walnut and the lid lifts are a piece of left over banksia pod. About 12×6x6 if memory serves. Danish oil finish. Gift for my sister. I really need a better camera.

-- Don, -

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#1 posted 05-20-2015 09:34 PM

Great box! Gives me some ideas to try. I like the split top, and the divided handle. Creative!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 11:57 PM

You made that collection of woods work very well together.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 03:43 AM

I really like this box. The top and lift tab being split in half make it quite unique. IMHO

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 06:51 AM

” I just have a hard time throwing anything bigger than sawdust away.”
Love it! AND subscribe to that philosophy(it is a philosophy and not a problem), much to my hubby’s dismay!
Really like the split top on this. What did you use for the hinges? Are the dowels structural or concealing fasteners? What finish? Details Please! Nothing wrong, that I can see, with your camera that being mindful of your background and lighting won’t fix. Maybe use of a light tent would benefit.
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 05-21-2015 01:14 PM

It’s anice design and well done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 05-21-2015 02:00 PM

Thanks all.

Candy, brass rod for the hinges. Dowels are concealing screws. Danish oil finish.

-- Don, -

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#7 posted 05-21-2015 11:58 PM


-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 05-24-2015 04:46 AM

Nice idea and a nice project.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#9 posted 10-14-2015 06:44 PM

I’m speechless. This piece de-speechifies me.
I often find myself looking for something other than a trash can in which to put even sawdust/shavings. (Shavings, especially, are a nice addition in photographs.)

-- Mark

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