Shoe Box

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Project by jumbojack posted 09-05-2011 05:16 PM 1609 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box to house my golf shoes that live in the trunk of my car. The original cardboard box disintegrated after a couple of years. It is 13×9x5 or so with a ply bottom. The lumber, I think, is Walnut. I found it in a garbage pile. It was a cupped and twisted 5/4. The end up thickness is about 9/16. I tried to do a dowel pin hinge but it blew out on the lid so I had to use brass hinges mortised into the carcass and flush on the lid. The lid was not through moving however and warped a little, even though I edge jointed three pieces to make up the top. Two 4 1/4” pieces and a thin strip on the front over hanging to facilitate opening the box. The sides are doweled to the front and back with some 3/8” I had laying around. It should last a little longer than the cardboard one.
I made the mistake of showing this to my golfing buddys and now i have to make four more. I am going to inlay their initial into the top to personalize them. I have not ever done any inlaying, but have been practicing on scrap and should have it down by the time I need to have these other boxes done…...Christmas?

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 09-06-2011 01:31 AM

Garbage pile? Surprising what you can find. Clever idea.
My father worked at a place that did contract R & D for large companies. The company would furnish any tools needed. My father would go the the scrap pile for sheet metal for his projects. He found a new set of combination wrenches, painted yellow. Another fellow found a metal bar, painted white. He scraped off some the paint. Solid copper! This week- I’m going treasure hunting!

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#2 posted 09-06-2011 04:06 AM

Great shoe box, it should hold up for a long while. Great clean up of the blow out

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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