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Project by mafe posted 05-09-2011 12:40 AM 3625 views 31 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A box
for wood buddy’s birthday present

A wood buddy of mine Napoleon is having a round birthday one of these days.
So I wanted to give him a little present.
Know he had no trammel points, so I got some from UK, but how could I give him just that?
So I made him a little box for them, an old fashion sliding lid box, with a rare earth magnet lock, that makes it slam in with a loud click.

Pictures:
1. A little dot in dark wood marks the opening side.
2. Opening the sliding lid.
3. The gift.
4. A box (these texts are really informative).
5. Corner joints mad on my jig.
6. And a personal hello at the underside.

Happy birthday Napoleon..

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





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mafe

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#1 posted 05-09-2011 12:41 AM

I am fully aware this is not a tool, and there are no pipe? lol.

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 05-09-2011 12:51 AM

What a thoughtful gift

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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cranesgonewild

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#3 posted 05-09-2011 12:54 AM

Good job.
I like the splined miter joints.
I’ve been wanting to make one of these boxes for a while now.
I’ve never seen it done with a rare earth magnet before. Great idea!
The top won’t slide out with the magnets. I love it.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 05-09-2011 01:08 AM

Very clever placement of the magnets! I love these neat little boxes à l’ancienne :)
Thanks for sharing!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Dez

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#5 posted 05-09-2011 01:12 AM

Sweet! Mads you are a GOOD friend!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 05-09-2011 01:19 AM

still count as a loaded toolbox ….. LOL
what a beautyfull thought of you Mads I´m sure Thomas will preciate them very much
both as tools but allso they were given by you

take care
Dennis

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WayneC

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#7 posted 05-09-2011 01:23 AM

Very very nice. The detail is great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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twokidsnosleep

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#8 posted 05-09-2011 01:39 AM

I had to Google trammel ‘points’ aka a beam compass, so your box made me learn something this Sunday afternoon…that is quite a task for me, learning on a weekend!
Nice box, but even better thoughtfulness on the gift

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

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Bertha

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#9 posted 05-09-2011 02:02 AM

A cute little house for Napoleon’s new favorite trammels!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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PaBull

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#10 posted 05-09-2011 03:10 AM

Mads, I feel the warmth. What a nice gift. Just like Scott, I have no clue what that doohickey is in the box.

Happy birthday Napoleon! The link below if for you!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glNjsOHiBYs

Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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patron

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#11 posted 05-09-2011 03:28 AM

sweet

two good friends
two good trammels

one strong bond
one small box

one large circular friendship

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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bko

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#12 posted 05-09-2011 03:43 AM

A gift that shows careful attention to detail! What a wonderful friend!

I love the magnet closure and the way the trammels fit so nicely.

For those that don’t know what these useful items are, look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beam_compass

—Brian

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 05-09-2011 04:31 AM

Very cool. How do I get on your birthday friends list?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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robert triplett

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#14 posted 05-09-2011 07:26 AM

Nicely done1 Very sturdy looking trammel points, but of course the box held my attention. Very nice construction. I will have to “favorite” this.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Schwieb

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#15 posted 05-09-2011 12:16 PM

Nice box, nice gift, good thoughts all around. Happy birthday Thomas.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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