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Sycamore and Walnut Box (with a quiz)

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 08-18-2015 01:54 AM 1808 views 2 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little experiment by laminating 1/8” thick sycamore to 3/8” walnut. My thought was that routing the assembled box would reveal some of the walnut, creating an interesting visual effect. Dimensions are roughly 4.5” x 6.5” x 3.5” high. Finish is BLO, buffed out on the three wheel system.

Now for the quiz:

The horizontal inlay on the front of the box is more than just decorative. A free box of sawdust to the first lumberjock who can correctly identify its true function.

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





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kiefer

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#1 posted 08-18-2015 02:05 AM

I am guessing you are hiding a drawer as I notice a thin line near the front in pic 6
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-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#2 posted 08-18-2015 02:08 AM

nice finish!

I am going to hold off my guess until I know exactly what kind of sawdust I will be winning…

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-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 08-18-2015 02:17 AM

Nice try, Klaus, but no sawdust for you.

Sharon, I’ll saw up some Padauk if you like. That stuff puts the “dust” in sawdust.

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

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#4 posted 08-18-2015 02:20 AM

The extension of corner splines maybe? Or maybe to reduce expansion stresses? The box is totally cool either way.

-- --- Dan

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#5 posted 08-18-2015 02:21 AM



Nice try, Klaus, but no sawdust for you.

Sharon, I ll saw up some Padauk if you like. That stuff puts the “dust” in sawdust.

- CharlieM1958

much obliged!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 08-18-2015 02:39 AM

Beautiful grain showcased in the sycamore here, Charlie! I like Dan’s corner spline idea or maybe is it an integral inner tray support? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#7 posted 08-18-2015 02:43 AM

Beautiful box. Maybe it’s a locking mechanism for the top??

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#8 posted 08-18-2015 02:43 AM

Does it extend inside the box and serve as a support rail for a tray?

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#9 posted 08-18-2015 02:52 AM

Thanks, but no winner yet.

Here is a hint: “Functional” in this case simply means it was not just put there as decoration. So why did I put it there?

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

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#10 posted 08-18-2015 02:56 AM

It holds the top of the front to the bottom of the front so the front is the same height as the sides (you fixed an opps).

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 08-18-2015 02:57 AM

Yeah, I’m reaching…

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 08-18-2015 03:04 AM

Candy, you’re actually getting a little warm….

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

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CFrye

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#13 posted 08-18-2015 03:25 AM

You were cutting off the top and flipped the box and cut the bottom?

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 08-18-2015 03:29 AM

Ding! ding! Ding! We have a winner!

I did it once years ago, and swore I’d never do it again.

Yeah, right. :-)

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

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#15 posted 08-18-2015 03:31 AM

YAY! The sawdust gets delivered in this box…right?
Thanks for sharing your opps and ingenious fix, Charlie.

-- God bless, Candy

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