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Project by dell posted 1185 days ago 1276 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making these boxes for my hunting friends to use for their shooting items. The ones with the decals are Southern Yellow Pine from construction 2X4s. I rip them to get the grain shown. The decals are created on my computer and printed on transparencies. I squeegee them onto a thick coat of wet varnish then varnish over them to hold them in place. The handle is laminated and long mounting screws extend almost all the way up the handle. So far, none of the handles have failed in the 22 I have built.





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1yeldud1

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#1 posted 1185 days ago

Nice work !!!! Are the box bottoms also pine ??

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dell

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#2 posted 1185 days ago

The bottoms are 1/4 inch pine, floating in a groove 3/8 inch up. On one of them, my 1/4 inch pine warped so bad I had to use 3/8 so I made some feet for it.

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fredf

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#3 posted 1185 days ago

How big are these guys?? I get the sense that the draw catches are smaller than the ones I’ve seen (cir 3” long) where did you find them??

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 1185 days ago

Very cool!! A little different from the teenagers’ boomboxes.They would be great for ammo and cleaning supplies to take on hunting trips. WHAT GREAT GIFTS!!!!
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks for sharing.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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dell

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#5 posted 1185 days ago

They are about 16X8, nine inches high. I got all the hardware from Lee Valley Hardware, a company with excellent customer service and a wide seletion. I buy on line and have no other affiliation with them.

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Damian Penney

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#6 posted 1185 days ago

Where do you get this printable transparencies from? Link?

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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dell

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#7 posted 1185 days ago

I composed them on my computer using an old Print Artist program, then printed on paper and had Kinko’s make a transparency. I use so few transparencies, it isn’t cost effective to print my own. I downloaded the mountain man from the internet a long time ago and don’t remember where. Hope I don’t get into copywrite problems. I haven’t used it commercially, this is too labor intensive to turn commercial with it.

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fredf

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#8 posted 1184 days ago

Size is great! I’m not sure how I missed Lee Valley. How do the two styles of catch compare, quality wise?? To me, anyway, the way the bail is mounted in the round (Tommy’s Box) looks a might weak.)

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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dell

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#9 posted 1184 days ago

Not sure what you are calling the bail. If you are talking about the bail on the latch, it is plenty strong enough for this application. The latches on all three boxes are the same. Stock no s7001 at Lee Valley. These boxes are made with splined miters but I made some with box joints and others with dovetails.

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itsmic

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#10 posted 1183 days ago

Real Cool, looks like You have several construction methods down to a T, great looking boxes, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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