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This box is made from reclaimed oak and aromatic cedar. The oak came from an old painted chair, cedar was some scrap closet lining.
Finish is satin wipe on poly and lining is black felt. 9-1/2” x 6” X 4”. All comments welcome.
-- James, Bluffton, IN
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#1 posted 06-28-2009 10:49 AM
nice box ,good use of handy lumber ..clean and functional !well done .
-- 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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#2 posted 06-28-2009 01:48 PM
Nice design and finish….well done Hackman24.
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#3 posted 06-28-2009 02:42 PM
James, this is a nice looking box and I like the fact that you found a way to re-purpose wood to construct it.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#4 posted 06-28-2009 02:53 PM
Great looking box. Well made and easy on the eye.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#5 posted 06-28-2009 02:57 PM
Hey, James. You’re up posting early. If you stayed up all night making this box, sleep loss definyely didn’t affect you. Beautiful box.
-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
#6 posted 06-28-2009 03:09 PM
well not up all night gary but most of it! box making is great therapy, as you said before :)
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#7 posted 06-28-2009 03:40 PM
Nice box. What is the lining material?
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#8 posted 06-28-2009 03:59 PM
Great looking box. The groves in the top are a nice added design feature.
Great use of scraps.
Keep it up.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
#9 posted 06-28-2009 04:06 PM
Charlie its just felt fabric backed with cardboard padding, ala GaryK’s blog, except I used thicker cardboard for a “plushy” feel.
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#10 posted 06-28-2009 04:16 PM
very nice box
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#11 posted 06-29-2009 04:23 AM
Nice box James. Can you tell me how you cut the slots for the corner joints? Did you make a jig for this? I woudl like to do the same thing.Thx, Lloyd
-- Northern California http://www.lloydus.com
#12 posted 06-29-2009 04:28 AM
Yeah I used a jig. Basically just a little sled that rides on your table saw or router table fence. It cradles the box at a 45 degree angle to the table, so you are cutting just the corner of your box. I assemble the box and the lid, then pass the corners through this jig and viola you have yourself slots for splines.
Do a search for a spline cutting jig there are many on this site, mine is probably just like everyone else’s.
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#13 posted 03-16-2010 10:43 PM
cool looken box
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