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Dunken Boxes for Christmas presents

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Project by Oldwest posted 966 days ago 2113 views 24 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 12 of these for Christmas presents.
They were originally made for tissue covers but came up a little short so I made them into boxes.
The woods are Basswood for the light color and Walnut, Sapele and Mahogany for the dark colors.

I want to thank BritBoxMaker for his blog on how to make these boxes.
People cannot figure out how the wood rolls down the front and sides as one piece.

A couple of notes on the boxes. I used a 45 degree router bit and found if you can keep the tip
a few thousands under the wood and don’t cut thru you can glue and fold the line will usually become
invisible. If you go thru or run an exacto knife after words you’ll probably get a small visible line.

Finish is 2 coats of sealcoat, Deft lacquer sanding sealer and Deft semi gloss.

Thanks for looking and for the people before me who were gracious enough to show us there techniques
in drunkenness an box making.

Thanks, Mark

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.





11 comments so far

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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 966 days ago

Nice boxes. Love them.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 966 days ago

Sweetness, Really cool Christmas Presents.

-- Dennis Zongker

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 966 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 966 days ago

You’re most welcome, Mark.

You’ve got the technique spot on. Much easier with a router bit, isn’t it?

A lovely collection of boxes.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#5 posted 966 days ago

Very cool box Mark great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MShort

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#6 posted 966 days ago

Those made for some great Christmas presents. I like them.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Northwest29

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#7 posted 966 days ago

Extreamly unusual and very nicely done. Would you post a link to where the blog information is? THX

Ron

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#8 posted 966 days ago

I just made a chess board that looks kinda like that … only problem is I wanted it square … debating what to do w/ a crooked half whimsical board, a box like this or a funky clock may be in order! Though it would be nice if it was “off enough” to really make it look like it was on purpose and not a demonstration that I can mess up!

Neat idea …

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 965 days ago

There seems to be a bit of a miss-understanding here. I have a blog for the EZ Mitre Technique . Which shows how to make a box from a flat, patterned, board. Oldwest has used this technique here to turn a drunken board pattern (which I have not blogged) into a box. Anyone wanting to make a box like this should therefore search for ‘drunken board’ and adapt the technique to make a box exactly like the one in this post. Sorry I don’t do individual tutelage.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Oldwest

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#10 posted 965 days ago

I incorporated 2 different forms of woodworking into 1 project.

One was the drunken look as demonstrated by Degoose and Poroskywood.
Degoose’s link is: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/16520
Poroskywood blog is here: http://lumberjocks.com/poroskywood/blog/11021

The second one I used was BritBoxmaker’s technique on how to get the unique box look and how to assemble, Martyn’s link is: http://lumberjocks.com/BritBoxmaker/blog/17048

If you’re interested in creating these types of boxes it is very helpful to understand Martyn’s way of assembly.

I was able to glue up 30 boxes in less than 2 hours with the wifes help using no clamps and the boxes are very solid.

Sorry for the confusion on the 2 separate techniques.

Thanks, Mark

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.

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#11 posted 965 days ago

Neat boxes…. Very good stuff….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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