What to do with that plain old plastic container.

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Project by Grumpy posted 07-12-2011 03:36 AM 2224 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you want a different finish for the inside of your lidded box or you want a way to have a simple screw top lid for your box why not just fit a plastic container inside your project.
There are advantages for doing this.
  • Plastic is easy to clean & has a polished smooth surface
  • Plastic is moisture resistant so you could even put liquids, ladies face creams etc inside without damaging the wood
  • A distinct advantage is the screw top lid fitted inside your box lid allows for a perfect seal *If your lid & the bottom have matching grain you can glue the parts inside the box so that the grain matches up every time you screw the lid shut

This is a gift for my mate’s 70th birthday, the penny is his birth year & the wood comes from the bakery where his father worked in his home town.
The wood is silky oak finished with several coats of wipe on poly, sanded with 000 steel wool & buffed between each coat.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 03:50 AM

Clever idea, Grumpy, and funnctional project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 04:36 AM

very nice all around Bud. good to have friends to make projects for !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 05:59 AM

Nice gift grumpy, well done

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

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 07:02 PM

Smart and very nice project Grumpy.
Cool idea and a great gift indeed.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 08:43 PM

Cool Tony Great idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 07-12-2011 11:07 PM

Beautiful job, Tony. I like the embedded plastic parts so you can have the waterproof from the inside and have good threads for keeping closed.

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

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#7 posted 07-12-2011 11:30 PM

great idea and a wonderful keep sake for many reasons.

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#8 posted 07-13-2011 12:24 AM

Thanks for your comments everyone.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 10-23-2011 04:24 AM

Real nice project Tony. Your Mate should be quite pleased. Thanks for the idea of putting in plastic containers – nice tip.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 10-23-2011 11:22 PM

Thanks Bill

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 07-17-2013 02:34 PM

I’m sorry that I missed this earlier!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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