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Project by dbray45 posted 12-12-2016 12:39 PM 1850 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for a friend that is retiring, it turns out that he was a Navy corpsman on the USS Austin embarked with the Marines a few years after I left the Austin. He loves to fish but somehow, I don’t think this is going in a boat.

All cherry with brass hardware.

Thanks for looking

-- David in Damascus, MD





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#1 posted 12-12-2016 01:06 PM

That’s a nice looking box. I like the design of it.

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 01:13 PM

Very straight forward, didn’t have a lot of time to make it.

A note for anyone making this type of box. The top is full thickness except around the edges. In doing this, the screws for the hinges are into the lip – it is thin and splits easily. In retrospect, there are better ways to do this.

When in a hurry—need I say more?

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#3 posted 12-12-2016 02:33 PM

Great design and execution.

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 03:04 PM

Beautiful top and dovetails. Nice glossy finish too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 03:28 PM

That is going to get a lot of attention! Beautiful looking and functional.

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#6 posted 12-12-2016 05:53 PM

Very Cool. the attention to detail is visibly apparent, nicely done!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 12-12-2016 06:20 PM

Thanks

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#8 posted 12-12-2016 08:26 PM

This box is such a beautiful piece which exhibits a lot of fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 12-12-2016 08:32 PM

That’s too nice to be a tackle box

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#10 posted 12-12-2016 08:46 PM

David I had the same issue with lid on my wife’s “toolbox”. I used larger screws and tapped the hole with a steel screw then cut the ends of the brass ones. It worked out well.

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#11 posted 12-13-2016 12:27 PM

It was a design error on my part. I was planning to put a handle on the top so I used larger screws to handle the weight.

In this, 5 of the 6 screws started to split the edge so I took the screws out, filled the holes with epoxy, put the screws back in and clamped it overnight.

When I clamped it, got just a little trace of epoxy squeezing out the top cracks. That did a lot to firm things up.

Next time, I will not remove all the material off the top along the back edge where the hinges are and remove the material from the box instead. A 1/4” would have made all the difference.

Once they split like they did, I moved to handles on the sides.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#12 posted 12-13-2016 12:29 PM

Thanks Charles and corelz

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#13 posted 12-14-2016 04:01 AM

This is an exceptional piece. I’d love to know more about the joinery and the build. Great work. Thanks for sharing

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#14 posted 12-14-2016 02:44 PM

Hand cut dovetails on all of the joinery. On the bottoms – 1/4” bottoms hand planed down to fit in a 1/8” notch.

Glued one dovetail in each corner because it is a box with handles. Otherwise, I would not glue any of them. The bottom panels are not glued.

Simple, clean and done.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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