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Redheart pickle box

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Project by Madmark2 posted 01-06-2017 02:34 PM 568 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought a 1’ length of 1×6 red heart and skinned both faces at 5/16” to make the box. Plane & sand to 1/4”.

By design the box self locks when the lid is dropped in place. Once locked the box can be freely rotated without spillage.

To put a little lightness and whimsy in it, the bottom lip was routed with a bead profile and felt pads added.

The finish is Johnson’s paste wax buffed to a lustre.

The laser label is a private joke.

Cost:
Matl: $5 marked up = $10
Labor: 2 hrs $20 = $40
Laser: 3 hrs
$5 = $15
Image prep: 1/2 hr @ $20 = $10
Grand total: $75, discount to $65

Discuss!

M





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Boxguy

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#1 posted 01-07-2017 02:15 AM

Mark, nice sliding lid. Is the “lock” magnetic? Good job on the laser work. The wood is beautiful. The bead does offer a nice profile. Would that work on the top as well or does it interfere with the slot?

As a matter of personal taste, I try to avoid end grain edges. I just don’t find them attractive in a box. 45ing the corners would avoid that look and the square hole on one end. Re-attaching the rim to the top also gives you a grip to slide the top. This is what I mean.

More about this style of build at this link. You have made a fine box and it is a good, tight fit up. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Madmark2

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#2 posted 01-07-2017 03:33 AM

No, the latch is not magnetic. The rear slot is .125 as is the lip on the lid. The side slots are clearence cut at 5/32. The edge of the rear of the lid is bevelled on the underside and self locks when closed. Remember too that the stock is 1/4” and not 1/2” or more. The box is 6×5 x 2-1/4 . . .

Bead on the top would intersect the top slot. :(

M

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 01-07-2017 09:12 AM

Mark, thanks for the reply. All the points you made are true and valid. and I had not taken proper note of the 1/4 inch thickness. The box I posted has 5/16 inch sides. The photos led me to believe the sides were thicker than they are.

Now, I understand your construction choices and apologize for misunderstanding the scale of your box in the photo. You have done a fine, economical job of working with the material you had available. The Red Heart wood is beautiful. Good work on this box. It is well made, and thanks for sharing it with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 01-15-2017 11:24 PM

Nice box Mark & great burn job on the lid.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Madmark2

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#5 posted 01-16-2017 06:18 AM

TYVM!

M

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