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Maple log box

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Project by Andy posted 03-11-2016 12:40 AM 740 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made from a maple tree that was split in two during a storm a couple years ago at my house. I salvaged this piece for a box the rest became firewood to heat the house. Its 5” tall and 3” in diameter. All i did was simply cut the lid off and drill it out with a 1 1/2” forstner bit.

I carved at it some with my pocket knife and drilled a hole to put a stainless pin in to make a pivot hinged lid. The finish is urethane on the outside and epoxy on the inside, I put the epoxy on the inside in hopes that would help it from drying out even more and splitting.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 03-11-2016 12:47 AM

nicely done. no limit on size for one like this.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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leafherder

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#2 posted 03-11-2016 07:11 PM

Great job! I actually have several logs on my drying rack that I was planning to the same thing – various types of wood and various sizes. I had not considered the pivot pin for the top, great idea. How difficult was it to line up those holes for the pin? Definitely a favorite, thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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Andy

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#3 posted 03-11-2016 07:23 PM

Thanks leafherder, it wasnt too difficult to line up the hole for the pin i just measured carefully and used a fine pencil but since your making several of these heres an inexpensive tool that would make the job very easy. http://m.woodcraft.com/Product/153552/8pc-Dowel-Tenon-Center-Set.aspx?gclid=CMa92pStucsCFRIoaQodLsENiQ

Also Im sure you could fabricate something up to do the same job these dowel center sets can do pretty easily.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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Denis

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#4 posted 03-16-2016 07:09 PM

hello, very nice job! simply and pragmatically. If make top part larger, it could be used to sit

-- Denis, Nizhniy Novgorod

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MadMark

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#5 posted 03-16-2016 07:22 PM

My god man! You’ve invented the hollow log!

Nice work.

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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