|Project by SteveKorz||posted 03-29-2008 07:54 PM||2895 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
About 5 years ago, I built this oak box that gets seatbelted in the back seat to hold my paperwork. We have too much other equipment in the trunk to hold the paperwork! This pic is from today, so the box is about 5 years old. It’s been beat half to death from the ciminals that set in back with it from their kicking, screaming, and spitting, but the box has held up really well. It’s made from 3/4 white oak with a solid piano hinge. I chose to screw the sides together at the time with some glue, and wood plugs to hide the heads… simply for durability. The inside of it has 1/4 dados for easy placement of paper dividers. I burned the Illinois State Police seal with my District number and location on the lid. I need to take it back out and cover burn it to darken it again, scrape everything down and reapply a finish. Someday I may make another one, but this one is going to have to wear out or break first.
Up close, you can see that the woodburning needs to be re-darkened, as it’s starting to fade some. When it was brand new, it sure looked nice.
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