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A couple of boxes

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Project by freidasdad posted 08-15-2010 07:52 PM 1190 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of boxes I made recently.
The 1st is pine and mahogany. The pine came from a pallet I got from Lowe’s. The mahogany was scrapes I had left over from other projects. My daughter Kim in Orlando got this one.
The 2nd box is oak with mahogany keys and a cherry top. I got the oak from a cull pack at Lowe’s and the cherry from a friend at work. This box went to Maria ,a friend of mine from work.
I’ve got a couple more boxes in the works using some maple and oak from more pallets. I’ll post those as I get them finished.
Thanks for looking.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown





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freidasdad

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#1 posted 08-15-2010 07:54 PM

If you look closely in the 1st pic that dark spot in the bottom of the corner is nail hole left from the pallet.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#2 posted 08-15-2010 07:57 PM

Nice boxes. I really like the look of the oversized splines on the pine box. I say oversize – but since there is no firm rule for spline size, what is oversized :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Bradford

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#3 posted 08-15-2010 08:40 PM

Very handsome boxes. The contrasting tones are very appealing. A very good post.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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BoxBuilder

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#4 posted 08-15-2010 08:49 PM

Good looking work. I use up my scraps in this manner also. Have been selling them at our Historic Society gift shop as a fund raiser for the group.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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freidasdad

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#5 posted 08-15-2010 10:04 PM

Bill——the oversized keys were a mistake :)—-I do my slots with a sled on the router table and I kept getting a curve in the slot—-couldn’t figure out what was going wrong——finally realized I had the stop block on the wrong side of the box—- moved the stop block, cut the slots a bit bigger and problem fixed—-which worked ok as the sides on the box are so thick the thicker keys work well——thanks for your comment——

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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freidasdad

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#6 posted 08-15-2010 10:06 PM

Richard, I have not….send me some info and I’ll check it out—-

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#7 posted 08-15-2010 10:58 PM

Nicely Done!! I liked the “Over-sized” Keys too… Somehow, and I can’t explain why, I like them even better knowing they weren’t planned…
Sometimes, the projects want to be made how they want, not how we want… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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scrappy

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#8 posted 08-16-2010 07:25 AM

I agree with littlecope, Sometimes you just have to do what the wood wants. You did a great job on these boxes. Nice styles and builds.

Love getting wood from pallets. Always great character in the wood. Nail holes, knots, etc.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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freidasdad

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#9 posted 08-16-2010 11:19 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. Always appreciate your opinions and help. I’m really liking making boxes. Although I don’t like to use any mechanical fastners or devices my next challange/learning experience will be to build a box with hinges. I’ll post that when I get it done. (it’s slow going in the shop these days…the TX heat/humidity makes it rather unpleasant in a shop without AC)

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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Roger

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#10 posted 10-23-2010 02:29 AM

Beautiful wood combo. The splines are awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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rodman40

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#11 posted 04-19-2012 02:49 AM

Great looking boxes Mike

-- Rodman

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