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Wooden Box Crates in an afternoon

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Project by anthm27 posted 01-30-2018 01:41 AM 1248 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came up with the idea of a simple crate style box to hold Fruit or Christmas hamper type of thing.
The first one was a little to big, the second one a little too small and the third one with a custom curved handle seemed about right. Rather fulfilling building these little crates , they take an afternoon and make a beer taste good at the end of it. I hope you like them

I spent a little more time on The middle sized ones handle, shown is the template I made to run a flush trim router bit around to create the handle which I had roughly jigsawed out of the stock.
The handle then finished with a rounding over bit on the edges. Also the ends can be seen where they were hand chiseled out to house the custom handle.
Thanks for viewing.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 01-30-2018 01:58 AM

I see a lot of uses BUT a question
I see a few round holes that appear to be half way thru the box upright, did you let a dowel hole halfway thru the upright and a matching hole in the carcus in lieu of screws, nails etc ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 01-30-2018 03:57 AM



I see a lot of uses BUT a question
I see a few round holes that appear to be half way thru the box upright, did you let a dowel hole halfway thru the upright and a matching hole in the carcus in lieu of screws, nails etc ?

- recycle1943

Hi there Recycle,
Yes in the last pic the piece you can see with the holes in it is purely a scrap test piece I have used along with a hold down clamp to secure one of the actual upright pieces that I am hand chiseling for the square profiled handle to house into.

But basically for the dowel handled crates I use a forstner drill bit to drill holes in the uprights to house the dowel handles in. The uprights are 1/2 inch material , I drill with the forstner bit 1/4 inch in then glue and clamp the dowel handles. No need for screws or nails. The forstner bit is same diameter as dowel or a little smaller then sand the dowel to snug fit into the upright.

Thanks for viewing. Any ideas for uses? They are sitting in my lounge room I was considering them as presents.
Regards
Anthony

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Tennessee

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#3 posted 01-30-2018 01:29 PM

There is a guy in my one gallery I exhibit in, he puts in the dividers to make them six-pack holders. His problem, for some reason he sells them for around $18 each. Minus the gallery 40% commission, I don’t know how he does it or what he is thinking, but they sell a LOT of them at that price. He does make his out of pallet wood, but still…he’ll go broke selling those at that price.

He calls them picnic drink carriers. Some have bottle openers on the side. Cute.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#4 posted 01-30-2018 04:06 PM

those are great for many uses and a good way to use up scrap pieces.the guy that sells them for 18 bucks with a 40% commision fee must like keeping busy because theres no way he can make any money?nice work buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 01-30-2018 04:57 PM

These box crates are very nice and practical. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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