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Inlay box with hidden tray

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Project by Randy M. posted 07-21-2016 10:03 PM 605 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My attempt on making a box for myself after doing projects for others and discovered I am my worst critic.

The box is mostly curly maple on the sides with walnut dovetail splines and padauk for the straight splines.

The top and bottom are walnut with a strip of maple in the middle.

I made some Marble wood leaves using the bandsaw with walnut centers.
They were cut in and sanded out once I had them set in.

The overall size is 6” wide and 9.5 in length the height was 8” before adding the paduak corner feet.

The top section easily lifts off the base to show the bottom tray witch has ample storage of up to 1” high items.
The feet of the box were also made with some 2×2 padauk cut with 30 angles.

thanks for looking

-- Do it with your heart in it.........





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 07-22-2016 07:42 PM

Well Randy, I like it !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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JimInNM

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#2 posted 07-22-2016 08:20 PM

Very beautiful box. Love the secret tray and feet, the wood is out of this world. Need my shipping address???

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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Randy M.

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#3 posted 07-23-2016 12:59 AM

Thanks – jim very funny like to send you one if I could do another one

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#4 posted 07-24-2016 12:58 PM

Very nice Randy.

On your hidden tray, I am wondering if you counter sunk pan head screws on center of each side and then install magnets on the tray edges centered on the screws that might be a key to keeping the bottom on with only you knowing the secret. I use magnets in my hidden drawers and compartments in my boxes.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#5 posted 07-24-2016 07:59 PM



Very nice Randy.

On your hidden tray, I am wondering if you counter sunk pan head screws on center of each side and then install magnets on the tray edges centered on the screws that might be a key to keeping the bottom on with only you knowing the secret. I use magnets in my hidden drawers and compartments in my boxes.

- Blackie_

Actually was going to install something similar to magnets on the hidden area when building. Turns out the upper part stays snug to the lower potion but may investigate doing some magnets next.

Thanks

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 07-30-2016 01:33 PM

You’re welcome :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#7 posted 07-30-2016 02:49 PM

SSSHHHHH ….....its a secret …...... LOL …........GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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