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Project by Dave Rutan posted 10-19-2016 05:04 PM 800 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla en Esperanto]

This is a box that I initially made on a whim from a pallet board. he board had some spalting to it and was big enough that I could cut around the nail holes. I made the top from a piece of drawer wood, possibly maple based on how it burned when I cut it. The bottom is a scrap of luan plywood.

This was made by creating the box and gluing it together before cutting off the lid. I created the hinge, from cut-offs from the body of the box. Despite several tries at doing it myself, I ended up buying the latch for the front. I didn’t like the screws that came with the latch so I attached it with shortened brass brads.

I finished the box inside and out with danish oil. The box will hold a few rhythm instruments I made which are also for my wife.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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SirGareth

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#1 posted 10-19-2016 05:23 PM

Very nice box Dave! I like the spalting and your hinge assembly.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 10-19-2016 05:37 PM



Very nice box Dave! I like the spalting and your hinge assembly.

- SirGareth

Thanks. I was so undecided on which way up the hinge should go.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 10-19-2016 06:21 PM

Quick and sweet!

The raised panel top and wood hinge are nice touches.
Based on your assembly photos, it looks like you cut off the lid after glue up. What process do you use for this?

I’ve only ever used the “shallow kerf” all the way around and then free the lid with a utility knife method, but I know there are many more ways to do it.

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 10-19-2016 07:08 PM



Quick and sweet!

The raised panel top and wood hinge are nice touches.
Based on your assembly photos, it looks like you cut off the lid after glue up. What process do you use for this?

I ve only ever used the “shallow kerf” all the way around and then free the lid with a utility knife method, but I know there are many more ways to do it.

- splintergroup

I cut the lid off on the table saw. I ran the bottom along the fence. After the third side is cut, you need to insert a spacer in the kerf to keep things straight. Hold things together with tape.

I like the raised panel top as well. Came out better than I expected.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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robscastle

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#5 posted 10-19-2016 10:41 PM

Pallet timber eh …there are some gems hidden it the stuff, I guess only in small off cuts is how they get there.
Construction
Hinges
Finish
All good.

BTW is there a woodworking museum nearby that you planning on donating that folding wood rule to?

Overall very Nice work
What did your wife say?

-- Regards Robert

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 10-19-2016 11:11 PM

Really a nice looking box. I like the hinges also.

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

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#7 posted 10-19-2016 11:21 PM

Good looking Box, Dave. Spalting adds a touch of box billing!

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave Rutan

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#8 posted 10-20-2016 12:40 AM



Pallet timber eh …there are some gems hidden it the stuff, I guess only in small off cuts is how they get there.
Construction
Hinges
Finish
All good.

BTW is there a woodworking museum nearby that you planning on donating that folding wood rule to?

Overall very Nice work
What did your wife say?

- robscastle

Thank you. The museum rejected my donation. They don’t need cubit rulers!

I’m giving her the box on Friday as part of her birthday.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#9 posted 10-20-2016 12:41 AM



Really a nice looking box. I like the hinges also.

- doubleDD

Sounds like I should perfect my technique and forget buying hinges for such things. Thanks for the compliment.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#10 posted 10-20-2016 12:42 AM



Good looking Box, Dave. Spalting adds a touch of box billing!

- CFrye

Box billing?

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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robscastle

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#11 posted 10-20-2016 03:09 AM

Possibly Bling... bling with an extra I L and some letters shuffled around becomes billing

-- Regards Robert

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CFrye

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#12 posted 10-20-2016 05:58 AM

Yes, BLING. My finger stuttered.

-- God bless, Candy

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Dave Rutan

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#13 posted 10-20-2016 09:51 AM



Yes, BLING. My finger stuttered.

- CFrye

Got it!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#14 posted 10-20-2016 10:24 AM



Possibly Bling... bling with an extra I L and some letters shuffled around becomes billing

- robscastle

Autocorrect really stinks sometimes…

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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majuvla

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#15 posted 10-20-2016 12:12 PM

Beautiful box Dave, those splated details look very beautiful. I also use that corner strap for clamping, I have two of them, very handy and useful stuff.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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