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Project by Lemongrasspicker posted 06-26-2017 06:54 PM 2974 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I have a family member (brother in law) that had mentioned to his wife that he wanted to begin doing finer woodworking. He’s in general construction so he doesn’t get much chance to make smaller finer items.

So what better way to hone your fine working skills than making things like spoons, spatulas and other small items?

With that in mind, I endeavored to put together a little kit for him (you can see it in the video but it’s standard stuff). He has about a 10 square foot apartment so he needed something small he could keep around for when he wants to work. The box is my own little design, it’s simple. Fingerjoints on all corners and a simple lid design. Wood is maple and white oak. It’s small so he’ll have space for it in his small apartment. Plus I didn’t jam pack it full of stuff so he’s got some space to add some items as he learns and grows in his skills.

The knife I made from some stock I had leftover from the side maple pieces, the middle piece is ebony for contrast. I used the same stain so it would match the box. The blade blank was a Mora 120.

It’s the little things that we do for the people we love that make the difference in a craft. So I’ll just end with this thought. Make things that you love, but more importantly, make things for other people that will last for years. That’s a surefire way to ensure that you leave a lasting and loving legacy for your family and your friends.

Just a simple project, thanks for reading/watching!

-- www.youtube.com/lemongrasspicker





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DMiller

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#1 posted 06-26-2017 07:56 PM

Cool! I’m sure he’ll like it!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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TheWoodYogi

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#2 posted 06-26-2017 08:35 PM

A great gift. He will enjoy using this for sure :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#3 posted 06-27-2017 12:47 AM

Looks great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 06-27-2017 02:01 AM

Great way to spread the friendship of woodworking. I’m sure he will enjoy the tool chest and the knife.

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

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balidoug

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#5 posted 06-27-2017 03:38 AM

Elegant. Nice wood, clean and simple. 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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Boxguy

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#6 posted 06-27-2017 05:06 AM

Picker, I like the design. The woods are beautiful. It would be a help to your readers if you showed a view of the box with the lid up or off. It is also helpful if you add dimensions to your post. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 06-27-2017 12:00 PM

Very nice. I really like the knife handle!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 06-27-2017 12:38 PM

nice tight joinery and use of contrasting woods

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 06-27-2017 01:11 PM

It’s a nice box and knife. He’ll love both.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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madts

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#10 posted 06-28-2017 12:04 AM

Love it. Beautiful box.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#11 posted 04-11-2018 06:19 PM

Love it!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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