I Made a Box for My Reciepts.

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Project by helluvawreck posted 07-20-2015 03:42 PM 1921 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a box to store the receipts that I invariably collect in my billfold. It’s a lot more convenient for my wife because she has to keep up with them for me and I am not always around when she needs them. She’s a lot happier now. This box is nothing fancy and has standard miter joints reinforced with splines. The size is 9-3/4 in wide x 7 in. deep x 4-1/2 in. high and is finished with 3 coats of Danish Oil and a coat of wax. These boxes are not a big problem because all of the jigs and tooling that I need for this style box are always handy.

Thanks for looking.

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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#1 posted 07-20-2015 04:14 PM

Darn fine box too! Good job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-20-2015 04:45 PM

That one is definatily a keeper! Nice job.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 07-20-2015 05:03 PM

Looks great, real nice splines too

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 07-20-2015 05:41 PM

Nice Box!

I guess you have one for all of the Manuals you’ve collected? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 07-20-2015 05:49 PM

I guess you know, now Mimi wants one!

Nice Job!

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

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#6 posted 07-20-2015 06:32 PM


Good to see you making stuff! LOL! What kind of woods? Those receipts will like their new home.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 07-20-2015 07:09 PM

Nice one. One of these days I gotta get into boxes. But for now I’m still trying to hone my lathe skills.

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#8 posted 07-20-2015 08:01 PM

Nicely done…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 07-20-2015 08:19 PM

That dainty knob is very fitting to this pretty box. ... I like feet, with this style of box run the bottom edge over the router with a round over bit except for 1/2 to 3/4” from the end and it will have the illusion of feet … Try it on your next one.
Nice grain … I think it’s oak.

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#10 posted 07-20-2015 09:29 PM

Lovely attention to detail, nice clean lines = A winner to me
well done Charles

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 07-20-2015 09:33 PM

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 07-20-2015 09:46 PM

Nice box. From scraps I presume?
Looks good fer sure…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 07-20-2015 11:53 PM

Charles, May be “no big problem” to build this nice box but I know it’s not easy to get the miters perfect, cut the lid flat,................... And you did it all right.

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

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#14 posted 07-20-2015 11:57 PM

Great looking receipt box! Now your wife has something nice to look at while dealing with the paperwork!

-- Dean

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#15 posted 07-21-2015 01:41 AM

you’re right Charles. It’s nothing fancy but it’s still a nice looking box which will last forever. The splines give it style and character.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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