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Project by MtnManMEP posted 02-08-2008 07:44 PM 1214 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple box for my wife.





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Critterman

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#1 posted 02-08-2008 07:51 PM

Well I don’t know about this pedestal thing, but it looks nice. I hope your getting a lot of fringe benifits for admiting this to all of us…I can think of at least a dozen comments I won’t say to spare you [GRIN]. However, the bo…..ah pedestal looks great and love the figure. Maple?? Walnut?? Are those real dowel/pinned joints on the legs?? What size is it??

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Daren Nelson

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#2 posted 02-08-2008 07:53 PM

No snide comments here. I like it very much. It’s alot better than my wife and my selfs system…she ties a note on a block of wood and throws it at me picture

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 02-08-2008 08:03 PM

first.. the pedestal is stunning. You have put a lot of thought into the design

The note sharing is a beautiful process. Do the note just slip under the ribbons or is each not tied on individually?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 02-08-2008 08:05 PM

That is a really beautiful project, and I like the sentiment behind it as well.

Now as far as snide remarks, I’ll give you a break since you are a new poster. But I’m telling you, you just can’t give us so much ammunition in one post and expect us to restrain ourselves.

Consider yourself warned. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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MtnManMEP

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#5 posted 02-08-2008 08:07 PM

Thanks for sparing me gentlemen (and ladies – note the plural). The project is actually about 14”Dx18”Wx10”H. The wood is sedgua(sp) and maple. The corners are really dowels but since they intersect, I pushed the structural dowels in beyond the intersection point and then put cosmetic plugs in to plug the holes. I assume this is cheating, but I had no way to make dowels from matching wood and I couldn’t find any locally.

There is more to the POL than what appears, it has no bottom so we can hide ‘things’ underneath it also. I highly recommend this project and will happy to take credit for all the fringe benefits other lumberjocks may get from building and utilizing their own POL. Your welcome in advance and for those of you not grateful for the idea, may gummed up blobs of sawdust clog your dust collection ports.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 02-08-2008 08:14 PM

haha good comeback Mike…
“your welcome, in advance” haha

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 02-08-2008 08:25 PM

Very nice. I would have also thought it was maple and walnut. By the way is this where she posts her honey-do lists as well? You couldn’t overlook them if they were.

But you are right it is a good idea. Maybe I will have to do one and put a note for a new Sawstop in it.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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MtnManMEP

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#8 posted 02-08-2008 08:31 PM

No honey-dos, but there was another fringe benefit that you alluded to. I justified a router table insert/lift with associated hardware to build this project but I also had to build a dozen small custom candy boxes for all the relatives and friends. (that required a finger joint jig as well :) Now I just need to figure out how to justify the band saw for Valentines? This is going to be a great year!

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rikkor

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#9 posted 02-08-2008 08:36 PM

Now I just need to figure out how to justify the band saw for Valentines? This is going to be a great year!

“Honey, I really should make some band-saw boxes for your mother…”

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MtnManMEP

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#10 posted 02-08-2008 08:45 PM

Thanks Rikkor, but I already tried that. My mother-in-law is a hoarder, thrift shops several times weekly and never gets rid of anything. My wife doesn’t want me building anything more for her mom. (I even suggested building a couple of organization ‘workstations’, not that it would help the bandsaw justification, but the answer was no.)

Keep ‘em coming.

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GaryK

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#11 posted 02-08-2008 09:05 PM

Interesting. I have never heard of such a thing. It looks great though!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Ethan Sincox

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#12 posted 02-08-2008 09:27 PM

Mike,

Great… er, what was it called again? Pedestal? Love the design details, like the tapered legs and the arc on the bottom edge.

But you really should be mindful of what you call your mother in law! Don’t want anyone to misread that!

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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Critterman

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#13 posted 02-08-2008 11:27 PM

Ah HAH!! I knew you weren’t that soft….router lift…..bandsaw….admit it deep inside your just like the rest of us LJs…LMAO. Hummmm, I need a router lift too…..hummmmmmm. No honey do’s, new tools, this is starting to sound better.

Seriously, thanks for the additional info and I wouldn’t consider the dowel plugs cheating, I’m betting they actually look better like this. Great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Dale Robinson

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#14 posted 02-09-2008 12:06 AM

Great pedestal. It used to be that I didn’t need a pedestal to tie one on but I think the consequences of tying one on to the pedestal would be more beneficial.

-- Dale, southeast Misouri http://www.makingwoodentoys.net

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GMoney

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#15 posted 02-09-2008 01:09 AM

there are lot of couples that tie one on every night just to stand each other. beautiful project.

-- Greg, CT

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