Lidded box

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Project by rustedknuckles posted 12-02-2009 05:55 PM 1538 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project using scrap red oak, Jatoba and walnut. The body is made from oak staves the base and lid are Jatoba and the finial is walnut. I got a nice tight fit on the lid and it is just the right height to hold a few of my favorite cigars. I used a home made box scrapper for the inside work and the wall thickness is about 3/16”. The staves started life at 6” X 3/4” square. I beveled them at 22.5 on each side and went from there.

Try one at home, you’ll have fun too.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#1 posted 12-02-2009 06:04 PM

Looks great! Another good idea for those left over pieces! My scrap pile is getting smaller as I set aside pieces for different projects. And my gifts to make/buy list is getting smaller too. Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-02-2009 06:14 PM

Super job Dave

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-02-2009 06:20 PM

This was a good change from the common shapes of boxes and you have turned it out beautifully. The choice of wood from the scrap is appropriate.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 12-02-2009 08:39 PM

well done…. I like it.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 12-02-2009 09:05 PM

Great looking box…nice use of scraps….I love to turn these on a lathe….they make great gifts too….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#6 posted 12-02-2009 10:03 PM

Very nice! Scrappy will be proud of you.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 08:06 AM

Fantastic box. Love the design and wood choices. Useing scrap wood can be a challenge to get pieces that work well together. You have picked the right ones.

Great use of scraps! ( yes Hairy I am always glad when someone else digs into the scrap bin for a project.)haha

Keep it up.


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

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