A case for the brad point

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Project by graywolf posted 01-23-2012 02:50 AM 2547 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was hanging out in the shop one day drinking a cold one and sorting through some scrap. I ran up on this little piece of crotch in white oak. It was about an inch thick and was very twisted. So I flattened it out on one side with a handplane and dress it up with a #80 scraper. I gauged for max thickness and made the other side co-planer, again finishing it off with the #80. The reason I used the scraper is that this piece of wood has grain running every direction. I then gauged it around the middle and resawed and soon reallized I needed another beer. However, I then flattened and dressed the sawen sides. This whole little build was a fun experiment in working with diffacult woods. the sides are a single dovetail, with top being joined with a mitered bridle joint. Thanks and enjoy.

-- Richard, North Carolina,

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 03:19 AM

Man, thats a fine looking box. You did a great job on it.

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 03:28 AM

That’s a neat looking piece of wood on the top, and just a fine job overall.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 04:04 AM

That’s one fancy box for drill bits. Good job.

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 04:42 AM

You just created one of those great heirlooms that makes your shop even more fun to work in!

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 05:49 AM

The wood resembles Ash in color and grain patterns more than White Oak , but it sure is a nice way to store your bits : ) Good job.

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 06:24 AM

That turned out great.

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 10:06 AM


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#8 posted 01-23-2012 05:21 PM

Much better than my painted metal box! Great idea.

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#9 posted 09-29-2012 02:54 AM

I like it good job, wood like that can sometimes be more than 2 beer when hand planing

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