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MY "WHAT IF" PROTOTYPE BOX.

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MY “WHAT IF” PROTOTYPE BOX.

THE FINISHED BOX.

What I’ve learned on Lumberjock’s says that a box is not just a box. I’ve seen many wonderful and varied “Art Boxes” on Lumberjock’s. My original excitement for this art form came from Andy who posted blogs on how to build his type of Art Box. The next inspirational artist is “thesoutherner,” Greg, who is an exceptional sculptor and innovator. He has been supportive and is provided personal guidance. A lot of credit for this box goes to ”Big Al the Box Guy.” Al has provided an extensive blog for those of us who are building a box for the first time. I also want to give thanks to my Lumberjock’s Buddy Randy who has been informative and supportive, whose avatar is “Blackie,” and to ”Kiefer” for his table saw inovations on box building.

This box prototype is in preparation for a hardwood box to be built for Mark Hillard who wanted a ”box for my treasures,” and gave me some parameters to work from. It is to be square and the size a record album. It is also to have a piano hinge rather than a butt hinge which he feels are too flimsy.

I had several concepts in mind, but it takes practice to gain knowledge through experience regarding techniques and practices in building a box.

The practice prototype box that you see is the result of Murphy’s mentoring as well as my imagination and adding different techniques I have observed demonstrated by master craftsman/woodworkers such as Charles Neil.

If you are interested, will be posting a blog on this box as opposed to including the steps Murphy guided me through here. LOL!

I appreciate your comments, criticisms, and humor!

Thanks for checking it out!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-22-2016 06:58 PM

Wow !I really like this ,great design Tom and super build.

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 03-22-2016 07:12 PM

Jim,

Thanks! Used a Charles Neil technique and it worked? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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USAwoodArt

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#3 posted 03-22-2016 07:19 PM

Tom, your prototype came out every bit as nice as I expected and knew it would. This is just the start of many more to come. The fun part is being able to learn and add design changes to future boxes that have been inspired by your past boxes.
Keep em’ coming…..!

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#4 posted 03-22-2016 07:22 PM

Great job, Tom!! PLEASE tell me that you will enter that in the Northern Woods Exhibition, REALLY!

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#5 posted 03-22-2016 07:23 PM

Very nice concave slots.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-22-2016 07:29 PM

You continue to fall deeper into this hobby. Great job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 03-22-2016 07:31 PM

Greg,

Thanks! The box I’m building for Mark right now is ALL MURPHY! Had to step away from me to move forward.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 03-22-2016 07:35 PM

Charlie,

From what I’ve seen at the Northern Woods exhibit I’m almost there. LOL! The box I am making for Mark is full of Murphy at every turn. And I am gaining on him. It should be suitable for Northern Woods

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 03-22-2016 07:36 PM

Ivan,

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 03-22-2016 07:37 PM

Monte,

IT”S PINE! LOL! Very old sitting around my shop cupped kind.

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 03-22-2016 08:08 PM

oh my gosh….this is a great box tom, but its a project…..its what i call real woodworking….are you ok tom….what is next….try to let me know so i dont do a fred sanford….holding my chest….its a big one…...lol….great to see your moving along….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 03-22-2016 08:11 PM

Tom you did an awesome job on this box, looks great, really like the design.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#13 posted 03-22-2016 08:16 PM

Tom, that’s nice. It’s a pretty big box, innit? You said, ” the size a record album.” (We’re all fairly old here. I assume you mean LP?) The walls are good and thick, fitting with the size. Upon my first looksee, I made note of the heft, and thought, that piano hinge looks a little flimsy. (Could’ve been VIMH, but, I’m pretty sure it was me.) That said, here’s what I think now. You want to step up the challenge, and beef up the design a little. Put some barrel hinges on it. Much sturdier, with no chance of the hinge failing under the strain of that rather enormous mass of a lid. (Those little screws that secure the piano hinge will, over time work themselves loose. I could just be blowing smoke. I’ve been known to do that. But, yeah. That big a box, I’d go with barrel hinges. Did you do the coves on the table saw?

-- Mark

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#14 posted 03-22-2016 08:16 PM

Grizz/Bob,

One step forward and two back. Should have put you in the credits? I sure don’t want to add to your medical problems, but I’m glad you got to see it. LOL!

I have to finish Mark’s box, and then deal with building my tractor shed to get materials out of my shop.

Next project after box is night tables/cabinets from wood I’ve milled and collected.

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 03-22-2016 08:18 PM

Randy,

Thanks for your input , info and support!

One small step!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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