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Teeny-Tiny Box re Event Horizon Challenge

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Project by Druid posted 05-27-2011 12:03 AM 2690 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a few others have done, I too have succumbed to Martyn’s challenge . . . http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49032 . . . and here is my teeny-tiny box for his review.
The wood is a tiny piece of maple.
Photo #1 is the box with the lid in place, on a penny.
Photo #2 has the cap and base separated.
Photo #3 shows the bottom half of the box, being held upside down on a 0.0225” drill bit, so that I could get a close up photo showing that I can put something inside.
Sorry that there is no inlay work. I decided to settle for the grooves around each piece.
The final dimensions are 0.070” outer diameter, and a closed height of 0.150”. The base cavity is 0.026” in diameter, and the cap interior is 0.039” to fit over the neck of the base.
I think that the longest part of this project was when I dropped the cap, and it ended up under the table saw with lots of other bits of saw dust. (Grumble . . . )
It’s totally useless, but it was fun to make it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada





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#1 posted 05-27-2011 12:12 AM

Have you met John Lucas? He can turn something for you to put inside of it

-- Steven

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#2 posted 05-27-2011 12:20 AM

Steven – I haven’t met him, but it sounds like he does some quality work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 05-27-2011 12:27 AM

How tiny is that !! LOL…Good job !
I’m glad that the Canadians can still afford to stamp out new pennies : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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shipwright

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#4 posted 05-27-2011 12:45 AM

I give up. I keep losing the darned things. You put them down, like you would anything else in the shop, but when you forget where you put them they’re really hard to find.

You may have , for my vote anyway, the crown.

Well done John. Now let’s see you get a golf ball in it.

-- 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 05-27-2011 12:46 AM

Not much good for a money box then LOL

You guys have too muck time on your hands & are havin’ too much fun :)))))

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

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rance

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#6 posted 05-27-2011 12:52 AM

That’s not much of a box John. I mean, 70 thousanths in diameter? :) Hey, great job. So where are you gonna display it? Also, I bet you could store a golf ball seed in there.

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

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#7 posted 05-27-2011 12:53 AM

Wow , that is one huge bottle stopper , if it’s actually that size . After that golf ball -cedar post thing i became wary . Great work though ! I, too , think its advantageous to use hugh pennys to measure with, instead of old-fashioned rulers . But I’m going to use a ruler. Good luck ! : )

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#8 posted 05-27-2011 12:55 AM

Paul – I’ll need a lot of WD40 to squeak it in.
Pete – I wish I had a photo of the look on my face when I blew the dust off my camera lens . . . then realized that I had almost “blown” the whole project.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 05-27-2011 12:58 AM

moment – it really is a normal ¾” penny . . . if not, I’d hate to measure the size of that hand in photo #3.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 05-27-2011 01:35 AM

Thank goodness it’s a normal sized penny . My faith in you has been restored . I don’t know what you infer
with this ‘measuring of hands ’ thing ,though . I’m still going to use a standard rule , unaltered . My Ergosphere Cabinet will be smaller and will make your head spin faster than a1Jims buddy icon ! Best wishes .

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#11 posted 05-27-2011 03:58 AM

Totally amazing. I cant see as it is. I see my self getting a closer look at your box, then suddenly sneezing and oh I am sorry….....
I am sitting thinking of your box and the thought of ” I wonder what goes through his mind”.
WOW
Just for you

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#12 posted 05-27-2011 04:05 AM

moment – What I meant by “hand” . . . that’s my left hand, and the tip of my thumb nail in Photo #3.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#13 posted 05-27-2011 05:35 AM

I have been looking for new pennies, banker told me they aren’t out yet…

Those guys in the East get everything first…

Nice job on the “box”!!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#14 posted 05-27-2011 05:41 AM

Druid—Yes , I can see that. I was making zee little joke , mon amie . :)

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#15 posted 05-27-2011 07:30 AM

Bien compris, je m’excuse.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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