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Project by Woodbutcher3 posted 1239 days ago 1456 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Father-in-Law wanted a box to put “found” items into.
~ when he finds something he knows he should keep….
~ when he doesn’t know what something belongs to….
~ When he can’t find what something belongs to….
~ when he thinks he might need it later….
~When he…........
>then, this is the box it will go into untill he resolves the mystery – thus – What’s it; Where’s it.

And, it’s BIG, so he doesn’t lose it.

I wonder how long before it’s filled…......

Simple pine box
10” tall
10” deep
20” wide
Dovetails on the Keller Jig (I love this jig)
top and bottom – birch ply inset to rabbeted edge
Brass Hinges mortised
Two coats of Watco
Simple clips on the front – so stuff doesn’t fall out….and he wants to know Wherezit???

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#1 posted 1239 days ago

Nice work.

-- Jeff, CT - better late then never

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#2 posted 1238 days ago

Good job! I could use one of those.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 1237 days ago

I could use 4 or 5 of these. I spend about half my shop time looking for parts or stuff I just KNOW I already have.

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

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#4 posted 1235 days ago

Not enough can be said for a simple pine box. Has it been delivered or do I get to see it?

”~ when he thinks he might need it later…”

That what a garage and a barn are for! LOL.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 1219 days ago

Nice box, fine work on the joints, mortises, and overall construction, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 1219 days ago

What a great idea for a box. And a great looking ox to boot.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#7 posted 741 days ago

Nothing like a nice, big, simple box! Nice work. God bless.

-- Brian M. Sharpe -

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#8 posted 740 days ago

Nice “stuff box” ... Ive got a bout 4 or 5 scattered across the house for stashin my stuff.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#9 posted 740 days ago

Good box

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 740 days ago

Thanks new Buddies!

He brought it back to me a couple weeks later cuz the lid was sticking. I used a trick I learned when I spray adhesive on wood to tack on the paper design. I have to get rid of the sticky adhesive left on the wood around the paper. I rubbed a little baby powder around the edge and that solved it. No more stick!

He also wanted a smaller box for inside. I gave him a nice cigar box that fit inside. I gett them from one of the tobbaco stores for buck!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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