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Project by Sanman posted 900 days ago 1153 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to first thank Steve for posting his very informative video on Youtube that inspired me to try this project.

I used very simple cuts on the table saw to make the sides from some reclaimed pallets wood. The top and bottom are store bought project pieces from ancient projects.

After the table saw cuts, I routed the sides to prepare for the top, bottom, and lid. After gluing the sides and bottom together, I had to make the final router cut to free the lid. Pay close attention to Steve in the video when he tells you to make some inserts before cutting the lid free to keep it from collapsing on itself. My inserts were not tight enough and you can see some chipping on the lip of the box.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 900 days ago

Good job on that box!!!!!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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oakview

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#2 posted 900 days ago

Good job on the box Mr. Sanman! I’ve always wanted to try that routing technique to free the lid, but have never followed through. You’ve inspired me to get started. Thanks!

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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David Grimes

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#3 posted 900 days ago

Nice job. :=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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stefang

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#4 posted 900 days ago

Nice work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jerry

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#5 posted 900 days ago

I love boxes, good job.

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 900 days ago

It’s really nice; keep up the good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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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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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 900 days ago

I’m with post #5- I love boxes! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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Sanman

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#8 posted 900 days ago

Thank-you, I need to add a height adjustment to my workforce router table. I have a plunge router bolted to it and the only way to make adjustments hug it and hope you guess right as you lock it into place. I’ve seen a couple of youtube videos on making the alterations to the router table, any recommendations?

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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doncutlip

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#9 posted 900 days ago

Hey I just did the same on a box that, I think I saw the technique on Woodsmith Shop TV show. Yours really came out nice.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Jimmy0x52

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#10 posted 899 days ago

Tip: take off a little at a time in multiple passes when cutting the lid free. I tried to free mine in one cut and totally destroyed my little box. Oh well ill try again. Good job on yours!

-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night

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Sanman

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#11 posted 899 days ago

Hey Don, great looking box, lots bigger than mine.
Thanks for the tip Jimmy, I’m not able to make small adjustments on my router.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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Jimmy0x52

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#12 posted 899 days ago

Impressive that you made it off without busting it up. My cedar had a small knot in it so it could have been related.

-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night

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