My first project - Screw box thingy

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Project by JohnnyStrawberry posted 01-20-2012 03:06 PM 3808 views 21 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I’ve just started to equip my shop and I love accessories made out of wood, I decided to make a container in which I can store screws, nails, and so on.
It’s made out of a single piece of steamed beech. Each box is 3” x 5” and 1” thick and free-hand routed to ¾” depth.
It has no finish on it. Its only sanded – first 120 P then came the trick. For end grain I used a polyethylene polishing brush fixed to a power drill. It has made the end grain darker, a bit shinier and a kind of aged.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 03:12 PM

Looks great, Thanks for sharing.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 03:15 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 04:22 PM

Wow- I thought it was nice enough for a jewelry box… but it holds nuts and bolts!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#4 posted 01-20-2012 04:26 PM

Hi Johnny
Welcome to Ljs
a very creative way to store nuts and bolts. Good Job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 05:36 PM

Nice project, excellent workmanship!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 05:51 PM

Awesome idea. I was just looking for some type of container/drawer system to store nails and screws in and this is perfect idea to start with. It even looks good. Great job!

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 07:21 PM

Have fun, be creative,let the wood guide you. LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 01-20-2012 07:23 PM

Be lookin forward to your bed project!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 01-20-2012 07:25 PM

very cool

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 01-20-2012 11:52 PM

Yes, really cool

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 12:06 AM

That is beautiful! My wife would tell me to put a finish on it and use it for jewelry!

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#12 posted 01-21-2012 12:59 AM

Thank yo for your kind comments and warm welcome. It means a lot to me.
I also think it’s nice enough to be a jewelry box – I think I’ll make one to my girlfriend too. And of course, I’m going to put finish on it. LOL

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#13 posted 01-21-2012 02:20 AM

I’m with sawdustTX,
the first thing i thought of was jewelry chest. turns out its a really nice small parts organizer.

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended

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#14 posted 01-21-2012 02:25 AM

You guys don’t get it… and I thought I was the newbie… lol wood screws are jewellery???

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#15 posted 01-21-2012 12:25 PM

Cool idea! Welcome to the madhouse, home to wood nuts from everywhere.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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