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Project by handy_andy posted 09-25-2017 11:07 PM 856 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a box for carrying egg cartons for a couple friends with 16 chickens, using oak I got from their property.The structure is based on this tool box http://lumberjocks.com/projects/154370, but with dovetails. I put dovetails on everything. They refer to the flock as veloci-chickens so I put a Jurassic Park themed logo on each door. One of the doors holds a ledger that I printed.

I left most of spalted sapwood on for visual contrast. The sapwood was more brittle than I expected, I think I would trim it off next time. The body is roughly 3/4” thick and the sides are 1/2” thick. The body came out heavier than I wanted so I routed some material from the bottom and ends.

build videos:
part 1 – the body https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLmCg7idjzo
part 2 – weight relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNcCXS2hdW8
part 3 – the sides https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5o5rJ-X1LM
part 4 – final assembly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOYjcUUfL-Q





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#1 posted 09-26-2017 03:05 AM

Very Cool!

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

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#2 posted 09-26-2017 05:27 AM

I like the Jurassic Park theme.

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#3 posted 09-26-2017 02:18 PM

Interesting egg box. I like how you let your wife do the hard part (painting).

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#4 posted 09-26-2017 03:35 PM

I really like this box. It’s a very creative box and you seem to have put a lot of effort into the nice design. It also shows a lot of nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 09-26-2017 03:37 PM

Very attractive box.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 09-26-2017 09:29 PM

Very beautiful egg box! How much did it weigh when completed? Thanks for sharing, Andy.

-- God bless, Candy

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