Boxes from Scraps

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Project by dustysawyer posted 03-24-2012 08:11 PM 1664 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a box to protect my dial calipers and I had a piece of scrap flooring with some nice figure I used for the top. The box is from white oak left over from table legs. Bottom liner is craft foam. The second smaller box is a result of inability to throw away shorts. (wood that is) I’ll figure out something to store in it. Maybe a small machine square. I’ve never made a box before using part of the end as the sliding top and was concerned about the gap the saw kerf would leave. I ended up using a a thin flush cut saw, glued the top piece to the lid letting gravity take its coarse, then just sanded the remainder of the top down flush. You can scarcely see the line in the last picture. Hope that makes sense. I’m happy with the results. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 03-24-2012 09:42 PM

Certainly is a nice figure on the top, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 03:53 AM

Very nicely done and a good way to keep those precious measuring tools
The second one maybe a good home for a dial indicator .


-- Kiefer 松

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 08:57 PM

Excellent idea kiefer! I must go buy a dial indicator! Thanks.

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 12:22 AM

I love the design. Very slick.

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 12:31 AM

nice work,they look super.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 06-03-2012 01:03 AM

Oh yes! I likes em a lot. It’s amazing how you can take a few cut-offs/scraps, and make somethin useful.. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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