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Hotch Potch Lidded Box

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Project by Cliff posted 07-13-2016 06:37 AM 640 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being Cheap, I can’t bear to part with any scrap wood…...I just about have to Arm Wrestle myself to chuck anything in the garbage bin. Result is there is a huge amount of scrap wood mounting up. So…....I went through the really basic scrap in my “Bits & Pieces” Bins and decided to attempt a Lidded Box. I call it Hotch Potch as there is no real design or pattern to it, just two different types and colours of wood.

The slightly checkered effect was achieved by flipping the strips around to get a slightly checkered effect.

I then cut the “Checks” into circles on the scroll saw and stacked and glued with Tite Bond 3


Then Mounted on the Lathe and Spindle Turned.

DISASTER!!!!!!! One Catch and the Main Body of the Box blew apart. It was a really clean jagged break and was able to be glued back together.

The Glue set overnight and next day the Box was completed. It was a fun project and for me it was a skill building exercise and makes me want to make more Lidded Boxes.

I hope I haven’t been too Long Winded with my story. Thank you to all Lumber Jocks for all the great Tips & Tricks I pick up from looking at all the fantastic projects displayed on this L J Site.

Kind regards and Happy and Safe Wood Working.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 07-13-2016 06:48 AM

Good on you Cliff, you not only got the name right but you did a great rescue job and turned out a little beauty.
Great way for using up your scrap pieces. You get more brownie points on here if you tell a bit of a yarn with your project. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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crowie

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#2 posted 07-13-2016 07:24 AM

I feel for you Cliff, All that work and than a breakage…BUT the finished item looks great sir…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Cliff

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#3 posted 07-13-2016 09:43 AM

Thanks Bob. Yes I thought Hotch Potch was a good Title…I was pleased with the rescue. Very lucky that it was such a clean break.
How is the weather Bob? Looks mighty cold down your way.

Regards,

Cliff.

Peter. Thank you. Yes the catches and breakages can be very frustrating, but luck was with me that time.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 07-13-2016 10:30 AM

Good use of scraps and great recovery! To me , that is one of the important points of being a wood worker- being able to recover from breaks and mis-cuts to come out with a good looking product!

Nice going, Cliff!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Cliff

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#5 posted 07-13-2016 10:39 AM

Thank you Jim….......Very kind words.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 07-13-2016 12:57 PM

That’s cool mate,
Always a use for the scrap bits.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Cliff

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#7 posted 07-13-2016 01:11 PM

G’day Bob….Thank you. yes scrap bits of wood have a certain fascination. never know just when they are needed.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 07-13-2016 01:15 PM

At first I thought you were making a breadbox and a lidded box from the pictures. The end results came out great.
These checked turnings are cool because you never know what it is going to look like. Way to go Cliff.
Now maybe I should get my scraps together and do something.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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aldolereste

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#9 posted 07-13-2016 04:06 PM

Great project.

The only add-up here is that the chosen piece of wood required to build such a structure need to be as dried as possible for the whole to stand time.

Good one!

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majuvla

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#10 posted 07-13-2016 05:50 PM

I agree withh you. It’s real shame to vaste such wood, instead make something nice of it. Nice little box. Thumbs up for not let it go after brake.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 07-13-2016 07:46 PM

This is a project which you have been very creative on the use of available wood and it turned into something practical and nice.

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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Cliff

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#12 posted 07-13-2016 10:36 PM

Dave. Yes I often thought during construction it was a bit like making a checkered bread board.

Thank you for your kind words.

Regards,

Cliff.

aldolereste.
Thank you. I will remember your advice regarding the wood to be completely dry.

Regards,

Cliff.

Hi Ivan. Thank you. Very much appreciated.

Regards,

Cliff.

Hi Charles, thank you for your kind words of encouragement.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 07-14-2016 02:46 AM

Excellent work looks fantastic!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Cliff

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#14 posted 07-14-2016 04:12 AM

woodbutcherbynight. Thank you. Much appreciated.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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