Gone to the Dogs Box

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Project by Bradford posted 02-17-2010 05:48 AM 1656 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbors are the best people I have ever met. Their two black cockers are so full of energy, and do very unique acrobatic tricks for their “daddy”. When I would have coffee with the humans, I noticed their need for a nice box to hold the “reward treats”. So I went into my woodshop and built a nice little box, 5” x 5”, with dog bone handle. The wood is White Oak, and Aspen. Minwax clear poly, and Minwax Golden oak poly gloss. sanded to 12000 grit. The box joint joinery was done on the Peachtree dovetail jig. (an awesome jig). This was a really fun project.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 05:49 AM

How unique. Great job…...they will love it.
Thanks for posting.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 06:07 AM

Great idea. Odie would love this

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 06:34 AM

Very nice box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 07:04 AM

Great box. Tell me you meant 1200 grit though. 12,000 would be like rubbing it with a smooth piece of glass I think. lol

-- Jim

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 07:13 AM

neat idea well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 08:02 AM

Fantastic box. And a wonderfull idea for the handle. Sure they will love it.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 02-17-2010 12:44 PM

Great job and great idea. The bone handle is very cool and the joints look perfect. I know it will be very much appreciated. It’s nice to have such good neighbors. I am very lucky to have great neighbors myself. Thanks for posting.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#8 posted 02-17-2010 12:46 PM

Nice box.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#9 posted 02-17-2010 03:17 PM

That’s neat. Hopefully the kiddos won’t mistake the scooby snacks for cookies.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#10 posted 02-18-2010 12:04 AM

Jim, yes 12,000 grit. I bought a set of discs that run from 1000 – 12000 from Peachtree woodworking supply. The discs are wet sanding discs, for a highly polished look. The final coat of poly was super thin. I protected the final coat with a cover to eliminate any dust nibs. The owners of the box were super happy with the gift. One even tried to get the bone. My friend said one of his dogs kept jumping up in the air to see the box that was on his microwave. Just another trick the dog learned. Thanks for your comments gang.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 02-18-2010 03:33 AM

I love it! The bone is super slick.

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#12 posted 03-27-2010 05:30 AM

Very nice job, I like the bone, it gives it character…

-- Rick

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