Small BOXs

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Project by canadianchips posted 03-22-2012 02:47 AM 1587 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started with one box. Used only wooden hand planes to make the profile. Then I tried the second one, this time i used table saw for profile. Every thing went well till I put it together.(I put the dado for bottom on wrong sdge of panels. Added some feet and everything is good. Using combination of hand planes and power tools the third, then fourth, then fifth. Finally my wife says if you bring one more box into the house I am going to bury you in it ! So OUT to the shop I went and made the smallest one (Just in case she is a woman of her word) Did do some research into cremation boxes. 1 cubic inch for 1 pound of healthy person. WHOOPS the little box ain’t gonna do for ME !
Seriously I have 3 grandkids that have birthdays in April. When they were at our house the oldest one wanted a box SO BAD !At last count at noon today we have 8 little boxes.
This afternoon I started cutting kits for small tool boxes for these little people to help me build. I will post these later.
Nothing better than having a little one look up at you and SMILE !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#1 posted 03-22-2012 03:15 AM

The look very good. They always make a good present.
I’d still stay on the safe side though. She might end up using two (or more) to …..get you in.

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 03-22-2012 04:31 AM

Nice work. Boxes, you can’t make just one. If you have the box making bug, you need to make a really nice one for the wife. A jewelry box out of nice wood, just for her. Works for me.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 03-22-2012 10:25 AM

Nice save on the dado cuts, no one would know the differnce

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#4 posted 03-22-2012 11:51 AM

They look good. There are a lot of standard moldings that could be used for boxes. I don’t know if I’ll have to build me a burial box for myself but I may very well have to build me an extension box for my legs so I can stretch out better in the dog house out back – especially if I buy the sander I’m thinking about buying.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 03-22-2012 08:18 PM

BUY the sander…a little dog house time ain’t gonna hurt ya.
Ya, there are a lot of mouldings already made. Making my own is 1/2 the fun.I have 103 wooden moulding planes, so I am really enjoying combining different profiles. AND ITS QUIET ! Just hear the woosh of the blade through the wood, the shavings curling out …...................I am in my happy place.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 03-22-2012 10:07 PM

Nice boxes

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 03-26-2012 07:41 PM

Very nice boxes. I’m impressed- only wooden planes, too!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing…......Jim

Charles- a burial box for yourself has to be 1 cubic inch for each pound you weigh!

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

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#8 posted 05-05-2012 01:51 PM

Understand your happy place!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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