Cherry Box of Squares

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Project by bandit571 posted 11-27-2016 05:21 AM 1118 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some leftover Cherry boards. Resawed to about 1/2” thickness. The raised panel in the top was mainly sap wood, with a single strip of heartwood down the middle. Handplanes to “raise” the panel. A Stanley #45 made the bead around the middle. Through dovetails for the corners. Stanley #45 to mill grooves for both the top and bottom(1/4” Luann plywood) panels.

Awaiting a brass latch for the front. Brass hinges. need to cobble holders for all the toys going into the box.

Blo then a rattle can of clear gloss Lacquer for the finish

Sizes: front to back 11-3/8", side to side 12-3/8”, height @ 4”.....have no idea how much it weighs.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 11-27-2016 05:24 AM

IF I get the latch and holders done, I’ll post them here. I used an old 1/2” dovetail bit to lay out the dovetails. Then they were hand sawn, and chiseled. First project using Lacquer. Used the rattle can because I am not set up to spray a finish on. Thanks for looking.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 11-27-2016 05:37 AM

Looks Good Bandit, nice to have a place to keep the tools.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#3 posted 11-27-2016 11:26 AM

Always nice to see what you make with “scraps.” Nice work.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#4 posted 11-27-2016 04:33 PM

great work using up some scraps, looks handy to have.

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#5 posted 11-27-2016 10:54 PM

This box turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 11-28-2016 11:51 PM

Looks great—nice little box to store your tools!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 12-01-2016 01:14 AM

Well,since there is NOW a latch installed…

I can show the front of this little box. Tried to get a better look at the lid, while I was at it…

Camera keeps showing this as more “yellow” than it is….this is as close to what the lid really looks like.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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