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Tiny Box With Sliding Lid (Re: "Game On")

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Project by shipwright posted 05-25-2011 10:57 PM 1627 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little box is a tribute to Martyn (BritBoxmaker) without whom I would never be involved in this sort of foolishness. Thank you Martyn for broadening our minds so that we might conceive of the very narrow.

The box is made from some micro-plywood I had left over from the larger box I built in my “microcosms” blog http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/19711 a few months back and measures 5mm x 5mm x 5mm. It fits inside the larger box with room to spare. The finish is WD40 ( and as I look at the photos, a little shop dust).

For size reference the boxes are shown in the company of the corn kernel that won’t fit in the larger box and the rice grain that won’t fit in the smaller one. I plan to use the large box to contain the small one and the small one to contain …................perhaps my sanity.

#1) Box with lid partly slid open #2) Both boxes open showing lipping and slides #3) Small inside large #4) Large box closed up #5) Micro-plywood

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/





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SPalm

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#1 posted 05-25-2011 10:59 PM

Sheesh.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 05-25-2011 11:04 PM

well done paul

at first i though that was a lemon

then i wondered

does it sail

-- 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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#3 posted 05-25-2011 11:05 PM

Someone might consider this a slap with a glove.

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shipwright

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 11:06 PM

No David, but it floats and there’s a hole I could put a mast in.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 11:08 PM

Boy, if you sneeze you gotta either hunt for it or make another one! I tend to think it will be easier and faster to make another unless your floor happens to be clean! (mine ain’t right now) Looks like you may have a bit too much time on your hands???? Whatever will you store in it? I don’t believe it is big enough to hold your sanity! :-)

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Brit

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#6 posted 05-25-2011 11:15 PM

The men in white coats will be knocking on your door soon Paul :-) Did you build that under a microscope?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#7 posted 05-26-2011 12:17 AM

You are wonderful also, I love the three of you box boys!
I don’t want to think of where you fingers were if you cut that on your table saw – lol.
Big smile and thank you for making me smile,
Mads

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 05-26-2011 12:29 AM

What…no hinges?

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#9 posted 05-26-2011 01:19 AM

OK OK you guys, so who’s servr now :)))))
When you post with a suggested Zoom setting I’ll know I am looking for the “kings new clothes”

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 05-26-2011 03:37 AM

Nice! Paul. I’ve also made a few “micro boxes”, just to see if I could do it. Tedious, but a lot of fun to make.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#11 posted 05-26-2011 04:09 AM

Yeeee haaaa. . . are we having fun yet? This beats a block party any day!!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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moment

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#12 posted 05-26-2011 04:25 AM

that box is huge, i am making a cabinet that your box will not fit into , seriously P….

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#13 posted 05-26-2011 08:03 AM

It looks like a chocolate truffle. Now that I mention it, maybe I’ll have a bite of chocolate to help me digest what is happening here. Hmm. A truffle box would be glorious as a gift at Christmas. Just food for thought…....
Cheers,
Cathy

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#14 posted 05-26-2011 11:10 AM

Another tiny, but good project Paul. These boxes might be handy to store quantum woodworking tools in.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 05-26-2011 12:52 PM

Remarkable Paul. I looked at the pictures first, before I read the text and was trying to figure out what the heck those things were laying beside those boxes, LOL. You’re a real woodworking nut, having some fun!!

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

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