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Project by jeepturner posted 856 days ago 2426 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a remote control storage box I made for the family room. The box sides were made out of pew wood (Red Oak that was once a sitting place in a church). The top was made from one of my Escher cutting boards that was suffering from a bad case of gaposis. The carry handles are made from iron wood.
The box is joined with half blind dove tails that I made with my Incra fence. This was the first time to machine half blind DT’s. It wasn’t that bad, but I finally understand the instructions and why one has to under cut the tails.
The finish is three coats of tung oil.

I made a blog of the build for the top, click here

-- Mel,





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 856 days ago

Looks great. Incredibly complicated pattern.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 856 days ago

A really, really nice pattern! Could we have a close up of the top?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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peteg

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#3 posted 856 days ago

Wowie Mel, my head is hurting with this one. That is one tricky make, very well done :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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jeepturner

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#4 posted 856 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments. I added a cropped close up. It’s too close to my bed time to take another picture. I hope it helps you Bearpie. The close up does show more of the gaposis. I would say it looks worse in the picture than in the flesh. It does illustrate why I didn’t want it used as a cutting board though.

Good night all.

-- Mel,

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devann

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#5 posted 856 days ago

One of the better looking boxes that I’ve seen on here, well done!

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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robert triplett

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#6 posted 856 days ago

Very well done. Great way to save the project for a useful box.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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deon

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#7 posted 856 days ago

Great pattern!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 856 days ago

Very cool. real interesting and well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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degoose

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#9 posted 856 days ago

Fabuloso…...

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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lumberdustjohn

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#10 posted 856 days ago

Great use of material.
It looks great and has a purpose.

Like your selection of material also.

Thanks for posting.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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RogerBean

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#11 posted 856 days ago

Mel,
The pattern makes for a striking box.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 856 days ago

Really a handsome box! Great job! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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stefang

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#13 posted 856 days ago

A real WOW box! Great colors, pattern and craftsmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 856 days ago

Niiiiiiiice!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Roger

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#15 posted 856 days ago

wa wa wa wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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