Lock Box

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Project by TheHarr posted 07-04-2016 02:20 AM 1183 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother wanted to insure that his medications would not be abused so he asked me to make a lock box for secure storage. This box is constructed from red oak and ¼ “ plywood that was veneered with figured bumbinga. The corners and interior divider are black walnut. The corner joints are the same lock miter joints that I used to make jewelry boxes (see my earlier projects.) This box is secured with a locking hasp that is made for trunks. It is not intended to serve as an indestructible vault, but as a deterrent.

-- The wood is good.

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#1 posted 07-04-2016 07:12 AM

That is lovely

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#2 posted 07-04-2016 03:31 PM


-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 07-04-2016 04:36 PM

That top is beautiful! What are the dimensions of finished box? How about the finish? I am looking to make something similar for a good friend. Nice work!

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#4 posted 07-05-2016 02:06 AM

Reply to Matty: from memory, the dimensions are 10” high, 9” deep and 14” wide.
Have your coffee to stay awake for the finish schedule….here goes.
The bumbinga did not receive any stain.
Oak boards and bumbinga panels were sanded prior to assembly.
Presanded the inside oak with 120, 220 using the random orbital sander.
Sanded with Random Orbital 120 grit
Sanded with RO 220
Hand sanded with 220
Stained the oak with Minwax Gunstock #231, do NOT stir up pigment.
Sprayed 1lb cut Bulls Eye Shellac for sanding sealer.
Lightly hand sanded with 220 with the wood grain
Blew off dust with compressed air
Wiped light coat of stain as above, allowed to dry for 2 days.
Sprayed 2lb cut Bulls Eye Shellac.
Rubbed down with medium green pad.
Sprayed 2lb cut ruby shellac (made from flake.)
Sprayed 3 coats water based acrylic lacquer, emtech EM6000 gloss.

-- The wood is good.

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