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Project by James posted 06-17-2009 12:47 AM 2544 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had fun making this one, everything seemed to go right for a change.

Ripped a bunch of scrap pine to 1” wide then set up a stop block on the chop saw at 2”. I let the saw chew it up a bit, which created rough cuts. I then used Titebond II dark glue on the glue up so the brick outlines would be more pronounced.

Wood is pine, red oak splines. Sanded the heck out of it then used Watco Danish Oil and 2 coats of wipe on poly.

All comments welcome.

-- James, Bluffton, IN





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 06-17-2009 12:57 AM

Hey
This is one cool and unique box well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-17-2009 01:21 AM

very unique box, I like that!

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#3 posted 06-17-2009 01:28 AM

i like it … the dark glue worked well.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#4 posted 06-17-2009 01:31 AM

Great use of scrap lumber. Really looks cool. The glue worked great as an outline.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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John

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#5 posted 06-17-2009 01:35 AM

I was pretty suprised cause I thought it was a much bigger box at first until I read the comments. After looking back, I realized the glue bottles in the background. REAL COOL!!! What did you use to help the end grain joinery? I have some scrap Oak, Pine, & Teak I think I’ll try this on.

John

-- John

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James

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#6 posted 06-17-2009 01:54 AM

Thanks all,

I just butted the pieces together, John. Threw more than enough glue in there, so shouldnt be any problems. Plus with the interlock between pieces you get more strength there.

I clamped the glue up pretty tight longways, but left it a little loose width-ways to allow for any lateral expansion/contraction. There are acutally some small gaps between pieces at the end grain sides. I doubt it’ll see much movement, or at least I hope! Box is 9”x6”x4” btw :)

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#7 posted 06-17-2009 02:02 AM

good use of scraps ,and something new to learn with .

how many bricks do you have to store ?

looks like it will hold only 1 !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 06-17-2009 02:09 AM

Cool box! I like the way you think outside the box (or are you?) Anyway, great way to make a box. I would have never thought of using the dark glue for a hi-lite.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#9 posted 06-17-2009 02:50 AM

Great looking box! love the use of the dark glue to make the seperate pieces stand out. With the “subway tile pattern” This should have plenty of glue up strength to it.

Great use of scraps!

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 06-17-2009 02:57 AM

You make me realize I have a box of potential great boxes!

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#11 posted 06-17-2009 03:24 AM

That looks really nice! Now I know what to do with this thing :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#12 posted 06-17-2009 11:22 AM

Great idea Hackman. A unique box nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-17-2009 12:47 PM

I like this a LOT.

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#14 posted 06-17-2009 12:52 PM

Great project. And a great song that you hint in your title for this post, one of my favorites :)

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James

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#15 posted 06-17-2009 03:01 PM

finally a comment about the song, i was wondering when someone would say something :)

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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