Any Box - Not Just

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Project by Russel posted 01-08-2008 08:13 PM 2193 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first entry into a contest that didn’t involve spinning wheels or rolling dice. And, it’s a box. Not just any box, but a box I made. That in itself makes it not just any box since I don’t make many boxes and this one is more than one. It’s a box in a box, ain’t that clever? Well I thought so, and it actually required that I pay attention to what I was doing while I was making it.

The exterior box is 15.5 W x 9 D x 6.5 H and the interior box is 14 W x 7.25 D x 3.5 H and slides into the big box via grooves on the inside. It’s made of some cedar I had left over from a chest I built for a young bride and it’s finished with a few coats of wipe-on poly. I chose the cedar because it was handy and not doing anything else and I think it’s a pretty wood.

So, here it is, a simple box (or two) that marks my entry into the world of full contact competitive woodworking.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#1 posted 01-08-2008 08:22 PM

Very clever, indeed, Russel!

I threw one of my old boxes up as an entry, knowing it would never cut it. I was right…. I’ve been outclassed several times in the first week!

I have to say, though, my first thought when I looked at the middle photo was of the old television show “The Addams Family” and its character “Thing”, a disembodied hand that came out of a box just like this one. <g>

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

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#2 posted 01-08-2008 08:36 PM

Charlie, I hadn’t even thought about the Addams Family, but now that you mention it, it does have that look to it. Of course that means I’ll have to keep an eye on it to make sure that nothing does come out.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 01-08-2008 09:20 PM

Neat little box!

-- Paul, Texas

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#4 posted 01-08-2008 09:22 PM

Very nice entry! I like the Addams family twist!.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 01-08-2008 09:25 PM

thats a cool box (s) russel , you need a hand ? lol

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#6 posted 01-08-2008 09:49 PM

That’s a neat box. I didn’t expect it to open that way!

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

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#7 posted 01-08-2008 10:18 PM

nifty-neatly, and clever too

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-08-2008 10:59 PM

Very creative, you can really think of Box.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#9 posted 01-08-2008 11:05 PM

Now that’s a different angle on the box lid and drawer. Good thinking Russel. I might have to steal that idea in the future!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#10 posted 01-09-2008 12:17 AM


-- Robert,

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#11 posted 01-09-2008 12:25 AM

I was wondering about the crack in the end wood until I got to the third picture. Nice job Russel.

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#12 posted 01-09-2008 12:26 AM

Congratulation on finishing the box Russel. It’s a great design. All sort of possibilities thinking that way. A good job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 01-09-2008 12:26 AM

LOL . . . full contact competitive woodworking.

It does look a little spooky . . . nice job though.

-- BLOG -

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#14 posted 01-09-2008 01:53 AM

Thanks for the look-sees and comments folks. The idea for the box came from the various sliding top boxes that have been posted here. The idea for the top I stole from another box that was posted here (though I cannot seem to find it at the moment). I thought it was a novel way of doing things.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#15 posted 01-09-2008 01:57 AM

Very nice, Cedar is one of my favorites also.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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