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Project by ghazard posted 06-17-2009 11:58 PM 1863 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister-in-law asked for a box to hold 3×5 note cards…and here it is. Pretty straight forward. Cherry and Walnut. The bottom is .5” cherry also…but from a different board than the sides. When I picked out that board I thought it was going to come close in color to the cherry I used for the sides (which I didn’t have with me at the time ;(. It is a pretty board, just didn’t match like I hoped. Oh well.

The walnut pegs are to adjust the “support” as the stack of note cards increases. I included a few extra pegs for good measure.

12.5” x 6.5” x 3”

Thanks for looking. All comments welcome!


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 01:23 AM

Nice Idea!

I really like how the two woods complement each other.

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

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 01:51 AM

Nice looking box.

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 02:19 AM

How did you get the peg holes looking so orderly? A jig or by hand?

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 03:24 AM

mtkate – I measured then arranged small “pilot” marks in the finished box by twisting a small drill bit with my fingers. That is much more precise than a punch or hand drill…because, I don’t know about anyone else, but I am not very accurate in placing holes with a drill all spooled up. Then I drilled the .25” holes on a drill press.

Thanks for the nice comments!

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 03:34 AM

Well done looks great

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 04:42 AM

very nice

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 06-18-2009 04:55 AM

I’m sure your sister-in-law was expecting just a simple box for the cards, That’s one fancy box for 3×5 cards.
Nice Job.

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#8 posted 06-18-2009 03:34 PM

Very nice box – Well done – Before I got into woodworking , I asked a coworker (was was a woodworker) to build me something similar (made of pine, nowhere as nice as yours) for my computer discs.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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