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Project by Kerux2 posted 07-05-2016 05:40 PM 1955 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Birthday Present for my wife. Months ago she told me that if I ever needed an idea for a gift. To get her the new coloring books and pencils (can be found in Barnes & Noble). New thing I guess? I wasn’t thrill with just getting that for her. So our boys bought the pencils and books. I decided to make the box.

9 1/2” x 6 1/2” x 2 1/4”
Figured Walnut for sliding lid and bottom.
Maple for the sides.
2 quarter inch rare earth magnents to keep it closed.

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Roger Gaborski

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#1 posted 07-05-2016 06:56 PM

Very nice gift.
Roger

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#2 posted 07-05-2016 07:48 PM

Could there be more pleasure than make something for your partner. Nice box. Walnut top loks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-05-2016 08:26 PM

Very nice.

Tip on avoiding magnets:
Machine the slot on the endpiece 1/32” narrower on the bottom than the side slide slots. Lightly bevel the underside of the end of the top. Tune by sanding the underside of the lid until it smoothly stops when dropped into place and that the bevel holds against gravity.

M

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Kerux2

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#4 posted 07-05-2016 09:28 PM

Thanks Roger. Her Birthday is Thursday.


Very nice gift.
Roger

- Roger Gaborski

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Kerux2

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#5 posted 07-05-2016 09:29 PM

Thanks Majuvla, I’m hoping she like it. Yes, the Walnut looks really nice, even better than more poor photography can share.


Could there be more pleasure than make something for your partner. Nice box. Walnut top loks great.

- majuvla


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Kerux2

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#6 posted 07-05-2016 09:30 PM

I appreciate the tip. But I’m sligtly confuse by what you are saying. Could you explain a bit more?


Very nice.

Tip on avoiding magnets:
Machine the slot on the endpiece 1/32” narrower on the bottom than the side slide slots. Lightly bevel the underside of the end of the top. Tune by sanding the underside of the lid until it smoothly stops when dropped into place and that the bevel holds against gravity.

M

- MadMark


-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#7 posted 07-05-2016 11:19 PM

Normally the slot is 1/8” all round. I use a 3/32” thin kerf blade. I dado at 3/32” both sides and the end. I make a 2nd pass to bring the dado up to 1/8” except the end. When you try and put the tops 1/8” tongue into the 3/32” end slot it won’t fit until you bevel the bottom lip of the lid. Sand a bevel until the top goes in the slot and jams, holding the lid in place even when shaken. Press down & out at the end & it’ll pop free and fall out.

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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Kerux2

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#8 posted 07-05-2016 11:24 PM

Oh…. gotcha. This is my first pencil box (or slide top box) and felt rather rushed. I must give what you suggested a try next time.


Normally the slot is 1/8” all round. I use a 3/32” thin kerf blade. I dado at 3/32” both sides and the end. I make a 2nd pass to bring the dado up to 1/8” except the end. When you try and put the tops 1/8” tongue into the 3/32” end slot it won t fit until you bevel the bottom lip of the lid. Sand a bevel until the top goes in the slot and jams, holding the lid in place even when shaken. Press down & out at the end & it ll pop free and fall out.

M

- MadMark


-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#9 posted 07-06-2016 12:22 AM

Looks great!

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#10 posted 07-06-2016 12:40 AM

Very nice gift. Really like the walnut.

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Kerux2

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#11 posted 07-06-2016 01:01 AM

Thanks, Drew!


Looks great!

- Drew Gregory


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Kerux2

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#12 posted 07-06-2016 01:02 AM

Thanks, BB1. Walnut is my favorite wood and I think maple is just the perfect contrast. I almost did it all in walnut, but felt the figured wood… would get lost.


Very nice gift. Really like the walnut.

- BB1


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mike1950

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#13 posted 07-10-2016 02:01 PM

Nice box and wood.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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Kerux2

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#14 posted 07-10-2016 06:04 PM

thanks Mike.


Nice box and wood.

- mike1950


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#15 posted 07-11-2016 10:01 PM

This box turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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