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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 2423 days ago 1741 views 6 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was just fooling around with some maple cutoffs. I usually don’t like to use 3/4” material for small boxes because it just seems too thick, aesthetically speaking. So I incorporated it into the design by purposely making the box look short and stout. I had a single big, clunky butt hinge lying around the shop, and figured it fit in with the motif. Finish is multiple coats of wipe-on poly. I plan to put this on top of my piano and use it to hold the guitar picks I’m always misplacing.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"





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mot

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#1 posted 2423 days ago

Nice, Charlie! No crossword puzzles? I like the little box. I’m always losing guitar picks, but I think my son is stealing them.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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SPalm

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#2 posted 2423 days ago

Very nice. The fatness of it works for me.

You use guitar picks on your piano? Must be a Big Easy thing.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2423 days ago

Hmmm, Steve, now that you mention it, maybe that is the problem with my playing.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2423 days ago

Neat looking! I like it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 2423 days ago

Thanks, Mark. Good to see you here. I hope you are feeling better.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2423 days ago

creative thinker—hit a barrier? Incorporate it into the plan!
And a lovely end result.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Blake

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#7 posted 2423 days ago

That box is PHAT! (And Fat.) Very cool. I like the single hinge, I don’t think I have ever seen that before.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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YorkshireStewart

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#8 posted 2423 days ago

It’s just asking to be held in the hand. Nice contrast of colours. What’s the dark wood?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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dustynewt

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#9 posted 2423 days ago

As my little niece said to me once, “She’s not fat, she’s just juicy”. Juicy box, Charlie.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2423 days ago

Juicy and SWEEET !!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 2423 days ago

Thanks, Guys!

Stewart, the dark wood is plain old american walnut.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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David

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#12 posted 2423 days ago

Charlie -

Very cool! I love the scale and the “mono-hinge”. I agree with Stuart . . . it is begging to be picked up and held!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Napaman

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#13 posted 2423 days ago

very cool….i love it!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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mrtrim

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#14 posted 2423 days ago

nice box charlie ! i like the stripe in front also . picks and pencils are two things ive got layin all over the house and can never locate one .

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Thos. Angle

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#15 posted 2423 days ago

It looks about the right size for a deck of cards. I think it’s really neat, Charlie.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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