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Project by jeffswildwood posted 10-31-2016 11:50 PM 555 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another project box. I had some left over ceder and poplar taking over my shop so I decided to put some of it to some use. I used the ceder for the frame. Simple butt joints, glued and dowel pinned for strength. The top is poplar with a piece of plexiglass (also leftover) inserted. The grid is quarter inch poplar. I must say the grid gave me a fit this time. I used gloss polyurethane only for a finish.

I can see a lot of uses for this box. Small part storage, artist storage or any number of hobby applications. Right now I think this will most likely be a gift (unless I start filling it) :). Thanks for looking.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 11-01-2016 12:02 AM

Jeff, I can see many uses for this box. Of course it’s too nice for most shop junk. That could be a cool router bit case.
Well done.

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

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jeffswildwood

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 12:08 AM

Thanks Dave. I agree it don’t belong full of shop junk. I have several nieces that do hobby work such as beaded bracelets, painting and things like that. I may wait and see who likes it and say “it’s yours”.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 11-01-2016 02:04 AM

Nice work. Have to agree too nice to use for some supplies.

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

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#4 posted 11-01-2016 05:17 AM

The plexiglass lid provides an immediate look as to what might be stored inside. I can envision many uses for your box Jeff. Mounting it on the wall would make an excellent display case.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 11-01-2016 07:15 AM

Very nice storage/display box, Jeff. What about the grid gave you so much trouble?

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 11-01-2016 08:03 AM

Those small storage looks very well, great possibility to store various things.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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jeffswildwood

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#7 posted 11-01-2016 10:42 AM

Thanks for the comments guys! Lee, that’s the same idea my wife had. A wall display for collectables. I would have to put a hasp to keep it closed though. Candy, I had made a jig for doing the grid on a prior project but the size and spacing was different on this so I attempted to modify it. I think the wood was not all consistent quarter inch so I had tight spots and loose spots. Also the depth of cut was a bit much for my 20+ year old router. Thanks all for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 11-01-2016 12:20 PM

Job well done!

-- One good turn deserves another!

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#9 posted 11-01-2016 02:04 PM

very nice

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