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Project by TheFridge posted 05-15-2016 03:15 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this box to raffle off at a Relay for Life event to raise money for cancer research. My wife’s best friend and 2 of my friends mothers have died of cancer in recent years so I figured this is the least i could do.

The box is made up of curly sapele, curly maple with a walnut bottom. The finish is just a spar urethane finish thinned and wiped on with shop towels and rubbed out with grey scotchbrite and lundmarks paste wax.

I laid the dovetails out to account for the 1/8” taken off by the table saw to separate the lid. The box size was determined by the piece of curly sapele as I didn’t want to waste any. A rabbet was cut into the top and bottom to glue it on. The knob was turned from a piece of spalted hackberry elm (as far as the samples I sent off could tell me) that I screwed up by drilling all the way through. Didn’t have time to make another so it had to do.

It came out well despite the speed required to get it done on time.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.





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Mosquito

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#1 posted 05-15-2016 03:35 PM

looks awesome Fridge!

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 05-15-2016 03:43 PM

Thanks bud.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 05-15-2016 04:36 PM

Good job, Fridge. A good looking box for a fine cause.

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Pointer

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#4 posted 05-15-2016 04:43 PM

Thanks for sharing. Very nice looking box.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#5 posted 05-15-2016 05:38 PM

Hello
looks awesome
Nice buildt

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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JimRochester

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#6 posted 05-15-2016 07:55 PM

Beautiful job. Love the look. Hope it raises lots of money. Lost dad to cancer November of 14, lost lifelong friend at 59 a few months ago.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 05-15-2016 08:07 PM

This is a great box. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 05-15-2016 11:48 PM

That turned out really nice. A fitting use for the wood it is made from.

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rtbrmb

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#9 posted 05-16-2016 02:28 AM

Beautiful box for a great cause. Hopefully you get a lot of bidding in the auction.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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TheFridge

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#10 posted 05-16-2016 06:50 PM

Thanks guys, I brought it in late but it made a very good run at the end.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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