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Daddy's Box - rugged and strong

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 1460 days ago 2326 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the fifth box of 7 rush boxes

I was inspired by the way David (Patron) made a box with rabbet all around. I don’t have a table saw to make the rabbets, instead I use a router. I made a dovetail joint for all the side corners as I was using a 5/16 inches thick side slats. I just make a visual estimate on the proportion for a long and slim box.

The materials:
Sides – Recycled Malaysian 2×3 previous rafters.
Top and bottom – Narra—also recycled.
Hinges, handle and latch – recycled from my router’s box.

The finish will not be glossy. I just want it to be rugged. Daddy want to use it for general purpose specially in bringing small items during travel.

-- Bert





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 1460 days ago

Great box for a great man. Good looking box. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Toolz

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#2 posted 1460 days ago

Bert that is a rugged and tough looking box..it should last a long time.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 1459 days ago

Nice job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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RWJones

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#4 posted 1459 days ago

That’s my kind of box, simple & utilitarian. Looks like it will last forever. Like the recycling of the hardware.

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patron

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#5 posted 1459 days ago

well done there , bert .

doing the corners with dovetails is a great idea ,
especially in thinner stock .

and recycled is good .
thanks for the kind words .

enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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janice

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#6 posted 1458 days ago

Very nice looking box Bert. I’m trying to catch up here, I’ve been gone for two weeks.

-- Janice

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