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Project by Timmy2Hands posted 04-30-2018 09:48 PM 824 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It occurred to me that my Altoids tin wasn’t very nice to look at or carry in my pocket, so I made myself a pretty little box to carry my mints in.

It’s the same marterial and construction method I used for my Pill Box just with defferent dimensions. So if you want to see how I made it just check out the link to my Pill Box Build

I’m not sure what species it is, but I know it’s a Brazilian hardwood. The liner is made from Pine and the alignment inlay is quarter sawn Maple.

This little box is 3 5/8” wide, 2 3/16” deep, and 7/8” tall.

-- Tim





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 04-30-2018 11:04 PM

It does look a LOT better than the tin, nice box. Isn’t woodworking great, the things you can make.

Thanks for posting.

Is it a friction fit only? Or does the little catch looking gizmo work?

-- Think safe, be safe

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Timmy2Hands

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#2 posted 04-30-2018 11:16 PM



Is it a friction fit only? Or does the little catch looking gizmo work?

It’s just a friction fit, that’s actually just an inlay to help orient the box lid so it goes back on in the right direction.

-- Tim

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EarlS

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#3 posted 05-01-2018 12:10 AM

I like it.

I think I would have trouble with making something that small after making mostly furniture and large pieces. I know from the Box Swap that details on little boxes take as much, or more, time as they do on larger pieces and the precision is much more critical.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 05-01-2018 12:37 AM

Nice little box, Tim. I’ve got a bucket of pieces that I figured might be knife scales, but I may have to make a box for the mints my sweetie likes.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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CFrye

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#5 posted 05-02-2018 02:50 PM

Major upgrade for the mints, Tim!

-- God bless, Candy

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Timmy2Hands

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#6 posted 05-02-2018 04:12 PM

Thanks Candy, thanks for the kind words everyone.

-- Tim

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