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Project by eddy posted 11-27-2009 03:23 AM 1322 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this about 2 weeks ago renaissance guy had made 1 i liked it. was not sure of the size i was going to make as i wanted the top tray to be 5 1/2 inches deep a little bigger than most hand held gaming systems.
so i did a mock up in pine and taped it together to get the proper size
i also did not want any end grain to show. this is what i came up with. just wish the drawer faded into the face better than it did. a full pad of notebook paper fits in the rear compartment
size is 12 by 8 tray is 11 by 5 1/2 finished is tung oil (wow that stuff takes forever to dry between coats)
added 5 days to the finishing process 12 hr’s between coats to dry

-- self proclaimed copycat





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griff

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#1 posted 11-27-2009 03:32 AM

Another nice one eddy. good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 05:15 AM

Great Job, Eddy!! I’m not sure exactly what you mean about the drawer not “fading in”... It looks perfect from here!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 11-27-2009 05:18 AM

Works for me!

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 06:47 AM

cool box

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 07:07 AM

Looks very nice to me!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#6 posted 11-27-2009 05:54 PM

Are you sure the finish wasn’t one of the” tung oil finishes”. Pure tung oil will not dry in twelve hours and all oils leave a matte(not shiny) FINISH. I think you did a fine job in making the plywood appear as solid wood.

Regards
Jerry

-- jerry,mlchigan

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eddy

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 07:14 PM

mike what i was trying to do was make it look like a solid front l was trying to hide that there was
a drawer at all, got close. thank for the compliment
jarry yes it is a tung oil finish by formby’s i think a lot of the issue with the dry time is that it is now that winter is here it is getting in the high 20’s low 30’s at night now and it slows drying time for everything i do

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 11:29 PM

Very nice and a good idea to make the mock-up out of Pine first : )

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#9 posted 11-30-2009 11:55 PM

nice looking.

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#10 posted 12-06-2009 12:03 PM

Very nice. I like seeing variations on a design as people try to solve somewhat different problems.

-- Life is about experiences. http://www.laughton.com/paul/paul.html

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bigike

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#11 posted 12-18-2009 04:53 AM

the first pic the draw looks good i can only tell theres a draw there cuz of the handle. wow that’s formby’s tung oil, i have to get some. i see that stuff all the time at the hardware store but was always nervous to get it not knowing how much gloss or shine it would leave but thanks to u E, i know now. great looken box u got there.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 12-18-2009 04:58 AM

neat idea Have a nice day Lee

-- wchips

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