Box for Walnut Gavel

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Project by scrappy posted 11-30-2009 04:58 AM 2350 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box that I made to go with the Wualnut Gavel I made a few weeks ago. The customer wanted a box to keep it from getting beat up. (he had it in a cloth bag)

I used the drawer sides from the dresser I was given. Purchased the corner protectors from Rockler, and the clasps, hinges and handle were from a BackGammon case from Goodwill. The fur is also from Goodwill (I do like to recycle/reuse/repurpose)haha

There is a block in the lid to hold the handle down when closed. Also a flap of the fur to hold the sounding board in place. It is a VERY snug fit in the box. You have to compress the fur in order ti get it to close.

Finished with spray on poly, 4 coats.

13 1/2 X 6 1/2 X 4 inch

Please leave all comments and suggestions. Thank You for looking.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 11-30-2009 05:05 AM

Cool scrappy must be for the judgliater

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 05:32 AM

That’s funny that he needed a box to keep his beater from getting “beat up”. In any case, great excuse to do some recycloing with style. Great box and (re)use of materials.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 05:46 AM

very nice!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#4 posted 11-30-2009 06:19 AM

i like it… here come the judge

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 11-30-2009 06:33 AM

Very nice! A lot of detail, I like the interior as well

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 09:05 AM

Thanks everyone. This one was a lot of fun. Working with the fur….not so much fun. haha

At least it is my second commisioned piece for the same customer.

Thanks Again.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 11:55 AM

Great Job, Scrappy!! Love the re-using Spirit!!
I’ve only made a couple of boxes that were size-specific and found them to be more challenging…

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

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#8 posted 11-30-2009 12:26 PM


Great job! I love the fur : )


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#9 posted 11-30-2009 01:17 PM

Great job Scrappy.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 11-30-2009 03:35 PM

well done nice detail on where you got your material
way to think outside of the box

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#11 posted 11-30-2009 04:42 PM

I like your style. the box and gavel too.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#12 posted 11-30-2009 04:56 PM

Nice thinking Scrappy. Using recycled stuff is the thing to do nowdays. Nice looking box.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 11-30-2009 05:29 PM


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#14 posted 11-30-2009 09:11 PM

Nice work. I doubt that your customer could be any happier. I would have liked to have seen the look on his face the first time he saw it.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#15 posted 12-01-2009 03:32 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

I delivered this today and he was VERY happy! It has lead into a lead for more work. A couple of the guys at work make knives and he was showing them the box. Now they are talking about maybe getting custom boxes for some of their knives. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.

Thanks again. It is because of all the things I have learned on this site, from all of you that made this possible.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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