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Oilstone boxes and a little history

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Project by twokidsnosleep posted 1366 days ago 1447 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these little boxes to hold my oil stones….one box band sawed in half.
Like most stuff I make, the boxes are recycled wood…oak from a large tree branch that fell near my driveway. The tree still stands across the street from our house at my kid’s school . My daughter and I brought an oak log home in her little wagon and I hand and band sawed and hand planed it into usable boards.
My son and I also made the edge banding out of exotic wood scraps…I put it on the ends to cover a screw up. Used a felt insert as a soft base. The sides are lower than the stone so sharpening is possible.
The stones themselves are from my dad. After he died, these and some shoe polishing brushes were all I found left in the basement…vultures got there before me. I included pictures of the boxes as I thought they looked cool. As I get older, I find I am more interested in old tools and such. These boxes themselves are likely from the 50’s one is stamped Vancouver Fire Marshall on the bottom.
There you go box history lesson done

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 1366 days ago

A great way of using up small bits of wood.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1366 days ago

they look good and practich to have the stone in
and thank you for showing the original boxes

Dennis

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nmkidd

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#3 posted 1366 days ago

Cool….scraps made into something useful!!!!

Great looking boxes…....thanks for the pics and background info inspiring your creations.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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BTKS

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#4 posted 1366 days ago

Cool project and making useful out of waste. It doesn’t get much better.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 1365 days ago

It is skill building for me with these little projects so I can try and move onto larger things
Thanks for the comments.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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mafe

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#6 posted 686 days ago

Wonderful stones, wonderful boxes and wonderful memory of your dad.
Smiles.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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twokidsnosleep

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#7 posted 666 days ago

Thanks for the comment Mafe

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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