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Project by Teufelhunden posted 01-23-2012 06:24 AM 2159 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box to keep our food sales funds safe from students. I had a piece of scrap plywood for the bottom of the box and that is how I came up with the box dimensions. It ended up being 9.5” x 13”. Lid was 1” high, bottom was 4” high. Material thickness 3/4”. After gluing up the miters I decided to give it a little extra strength with screws. Instead of using wood plugs for the holes I mixed some stain with spare wood filler I had to add some contrast. It actually came out pretty well! The hardware was purchased at Lowes…..front lock is a little crooked, but acceptable. I hate putting on hinges or locks!!! Enjoy!





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NormG

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 06:45 AM

Great job, looks like it will be around for a while

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 02:10 PM

Yeah…..that front lock looks like its about .00001 off square! Man this is a fine looking box.

But…...I know from my own feeble attempts so far that everything MUST be perfect. LOL

This is a very good design and I like what you did with the wood filler and stain. Really jazzes it up.

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

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 04:29 PM

Good job, nice box!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 04:46 PM

This is a really nice box and it looks just right for it’s intended purpose.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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Trev_Batstone

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 08:22 PM

Very nice looking box (from another box lover). Looks good.. keep it up!

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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