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Project by schroeder posted 01-25-2016 10:05 PM 1124 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was thinking about taking a little break from furniture and someone asked if I could build a couple beer boxes – I said Sure, how many …” O around 10…” – ugh! Not my most favorite workmanship, but it served it’s purpose. I liked the design I came up with tho – “Box in a box” made for a perfect fit and looks pretty cool. Maple from our tree farm milled about 10 years ago. Fingerjoint one box then cut another to fit inside the original – worked great! – if anyone wants it, I can dig around for the Sketchup plan. Fun, but 10! – to reiterate -Ugh!

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe





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pottz

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#1 posted 01-25-2016 11:29 PM

ill take 2 dozen-no just kidding but i agree,ugh.not the kind of project to excite ya but great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-26-2016 12:17 AM

Does beer really warrant a great maple box? I mean, if the manufacturer is willing to sell the stuff in a card board carrier…

I would have used cheap pine and save the nice stuff for something more exotic!

Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 01-26-2016 12:44 AM

Thanks, but oddly enough, Where I’m at Maple is the shite wood – nigh figured Maple….send it to the pulp mill every day…it’s just confusing!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#4 posted 01-26-2016 02:07 AM

Schroeder, I know exactly what “ugh” means. I had a contract for 12 identically sized boxes. What a pain. I have made hundreds of boxes, but not the same box 100 times. There is a big difference.

I like your design and the maple looks nice. You could have saved some pain by having a lap dado instead of making an entire inside box. Obviously you can’t do this after you have assembled the box.

When you are making the side boards, you put a dado on the inside of the board and a dado on the outside of the board and then when the box is made, you carefully cut away the material between the inside and outside dados leaving a box with an inside and outside lip. You can also cut an inside dado, and then cut an outside dado on the bottom edge of the inside dado of the completed box and achieve the same results. The key is to get the placement of the two dadoes exactly right.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 01-26-2016 11:39 PM



Thanks, but oddly enough, Where I m at Maple is the shite wood – nigh figured Maple….send it to the pulp mill every day…it s just confusing!

- schroeder

Really? Maple a pulp mill wood??? Color me amazed.

Should I plan a trip to a mill in Oregon to get me some maple?

Thanks for letting me know, because I had no idea.

BasementShop

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schroeder

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#6 posted 01-28-2016 05:52 PM

This is a smmmmmaaaall portion of the logs that my company (and pretty much every company in Western Oregon) sends to the pulp mill every day – BUT I have recently become the “Manager” of a new WoodMizer portable sawmill (to delivered this month in fact…) and so the Really gnarly ones will become lumber! – i.e. that little pile in the grass! I finally figured out a way to get the logs hauled and unloaded for a reasonable price… It’s difficult for most companies (ours included) to run small guy business through our books…and I can’t sell the lumber I make – because I never paid for the logs, but hate seeing it go to the chipper, so I guess I’m going to be a sawyer now…it’ll be fun!

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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