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Project by hairy posted 12-03-2011 05:21 AM 1700 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an idea for a box, and here it is. It’s a little scrap of curly maple that I like. I resawed the top off,just as in making a bandsaw box. I used a stacked dado set on the tablesaw in 2 passes, then raised it for 2 more passes, to remove most of the inside, and cleared out the rest with the bandsaw and handtools.

The sides and handle are mahogany, reborn after many years as a shelf and many more waiting for another shot. They are held on by dowel pins cut from a rod. I don’t know where the shape came from, but I like it.

This is the first project with my brand. I practiced on scraps, and of course, blew it when it counts.

5” wide x 3 and 1/2” deep x 2 and 1/4” tall. Shellac.

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#1 posted 12-03-2011 05:23 AM

Very nice design and great looking wood.

Makes it a winner!!!

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#2 posted 12-03-2011 06:16 AM

i like it. good combo of woods. might even try one myself!!

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#3 posted 12-03-2011 06:27 AM

well done Bud. the maple is extremely well done

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#4 posted 12-03-2011 07:39 AM

I love it.

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#5 posted 12-03-2011 08:05 AM

very nice
Chuck

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#6 posted 12-03-2011 01:44 PM

That caught my eye. Nice design, I like the high sides. Beautifull wood.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 12-03-2011 02:02 PM

Very good idea. I like it.

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#8 posted 12-03-2011 02:18 PM

Nice going, Hairy, it looks good.

-- 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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#9 posted 12-03-2011 04:34 PM

Really Cool !

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#10 posted 12-03-2011 04:49 PM

Wow, very brave of you to cut such deep dadoes! The finished result is certainly worth it! Gorgeous grain, too!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 12-03-2011 05:02 PM

really nice

you got the grain match
so good
i can’t see the joints lol

sweet and simple

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#12 posted 12-03-2011 05:16 PM

Neat looking box.

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#13 posted 12-03-2011 05:25 PM

Pretty piece of Maple , put to good use : )

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#14 posted 12-03-2011 05:47 PM

A good example of “thinking outside the box”. Nice job!

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

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#15 posted 12-03-2011 07:33 PM

Hello Hairy

A nicely box
I like it

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