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Project by Smithclan posted 1026 days ago 1511 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has started a home based travel company and needed a way to file and display her travel brochures. I found this design at an online retailer, made a few tweaks, and got started. The main box is maple, and the stand is poplar. I splined the mitered corners of the box and rabbited the top and bottom into the sides. The routered lines were a mistake in production. I should have routed before assembly, but I got ahead of myself and started assembly. So the lines were a pain, and I messed up the pattern, but you would never know that iwas not the plan. Except for the divots where the bit guide wheel diggs in! Overall kinda nice.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1026 days ago

Really stunning!

After reading your description, I understand what you mean about the pattern. But you’re right…. no one would know it wasn’t planned that way.

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

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ed220

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#2 posted 1026 days ago

Very Nice work. Very clean with a good design.

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Tomcat1066

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#3 posted 1026 days ago

Really nice. I’m about to buy a business and will be needing more file storage…but file cabinets are UGLY. This? It’s all I could possibly want :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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itsmic

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#4 posted 1026 days ago

Sharp looking Box, You would never know of any change of plan by looking, this is a great looking piece, nice work, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 1026 days ago

What a perfect idea….... and beautiful at that !
Love the design and I like the lines / hatch marks that you did also.

A favorite !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Rustic

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#6 posted 1026 days ago

Now you know what to do on the next one. I don’t see your mistakes.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 1026 days ago

Well presented, nice lines. Great coverups :) thats what makes it yours!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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rmac

187 posts in 1665 days


#8 posted 1026 days ago

This looks great to me, and I don’t see what the mistake was, either. Would you mind explaining how the pattern was supposed to look?

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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cathyb

757 posts in 1849 days


#9 posted 1026 days ago

Love it!!!!!! It has wonderful proportions. The routed grooves are classy. The darker base really sets it off the darker finish in the grooves. Great job.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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Gary

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#10 posted 1026 days ago

Wow, that’s really nice. Bet your wife is proud of that

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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zlatanv

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#11 posted 1026 days ago

Overall kinda really nice! pattern looks very cool.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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Gpops

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#12 posted 1026 days ago

Nice design idea. Can I steal your idea to test it out? I was thinking about contrasting woods but will start much smaller to work out the kinks. Looking for that harlequin diamond design. Good luck to your wifes new travel business. Don

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helluvawreck

15452 posts in 1471 days


#13 posted 1025 days ago

That is a very beautiful cabinet and will be a wonderfully useful piece of furniture. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Matt Vredenburg

127 posts in 2019 days


#14 posted 1025 days ago

Very nice design and application. I love the routed lines even with the unplanned approach – looks beautiful.

-- Matt, Arizona

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tomd

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#15 posted 1024 days ago

Great box, very nice looking, like the design.

-- Tom D

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