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Project by blockhead posted 1944 days ago 1400 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this box last week. I really wasn’t sure where I was going with this when I started it, but this is where it wound up. This is my second box that I’ve done. My first box I did about nine years ago. The top is some oak scrap 1x and the box is scrap oak ply I had left from my router table project. I used oak plugs for decoration and used a 1/4” core bit for the grooves in the top and side trim. I used a biscuit joiner (first time) for the top and miter joints.

The handle was quite a challenge with it being so small and trying to router it on the table, but my old table saw miter sled worked sufficiently. I lined the bottom with black vinyl. The small holes in the top of the box portion are for the “feet” of the top. I used my plug cutter to cut 4 plugs from a piece of teflon board which fit into the holes and keep the lid in place. The finish is walnut, with the lighter color being the natural oak color and a few coats of poly. Any comments and/or suggestions are appreciated.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1944 days ago

Nice little box. There is a lot going on design-wise, so I’m sure you got some really useful experience in making it.

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

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blockhead

1451 posts in 1944 days


#2 posted 1944 days ago

Thanks Charlie. Yeah, it is “busy”, I guess it’s more of an “experiment” than anything else.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

5027 posts in 1944 days


#3 posted 1944 days ago

Nice box Blockhead. I am guilty of throwing away too many small pieces of wood that accumulate. I need to save them for projects like boxes and stop always thinking in terms of drawn out big projects, especially with the cost of lumber these days.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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flcopper169

179 posts in 1976 days


#4 posted 1944 days ago

Nice box…Thanks for sharing it…

Rob

-- Happy and safe woodworking, Flcopper169@aol.com

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Woodhacker

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#5 posted 1944 days ago

Very nice Brad, particularly for your second one. Don’t be concerned with it looking “busy”. That’s how we learn…by trying different things…it looks great.

Thanks for posting it. (and welcome to LJ…this is a great site and I hope you enjoy your experience here.)

-- Martin, Kansas

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JoeinDE

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#6 posted 1944 days ago

I think that the effect created by staining the edges of the ply looks really interesting (at least in the pictures). I’ve got a bunch of 3/4” maple ply scraps that I might use in a box where I try to incorporate that effect into the design. Very nice work for a second box! Welcome to LJ from a novice WWer!

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1944 days ago

Hey Brade
Looking good. great job.

fellow Oregonian

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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blockhead

1451 posts in 1944 days


#8 posted 1944 days ago

Thanks for all of the kind words LJ’s!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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GaryK

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#9 posted 1943 days ago

Very cool looking little box!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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