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My first project - Screw box thingy

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Project by JohnnyStrawberry posted 924 days ago 3192 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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MichaelAgate

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#1 posted 924 days ago

Looks great, Thanks for sharing.

-- Michael and Matthew

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workerinwood

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#2 posted 924 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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StumpyNubs

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#3 posted 924 days ago

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

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The best woodworking show since the invention of wood.)

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 924 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodworm

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#5 posted 924 days ago

Nice project, excellent workmanship!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Yekrub

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#6 posted 924 days ago

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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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 924 days ago

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 924 days ago

Be lookin forward to your bed project!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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PurpLev

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#9 posted 924 days ago

very cool

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

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doncutlip

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#10 posted 924 days ago

Yes, really cool

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 924 days ago

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

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JohnnyStrawberry

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#12 posted 924 days ago

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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buffalosean

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#13 posted 924 days ago

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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Nighthawk

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#14 posted 924 days ago

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? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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BigTiny

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#15 posted 923 days ago

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

Paul

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

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