|Project by Boxguy||posted 05-17-2012 03:57 AM||2253 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
No, not that kind of two-holer, campers! Look at the second picture. This is just the project for all of those very small scraps of very beautiful wood your wife thinks you should just throw away. Pictured is a box that will hold two decks of cards and a pencil or pen. (Sorry I didn’t think to take a picture of this with the lid closed before it left the shop.)
The key to making this design work is the two holes in the bottom. (In the second shot I put a blue card under the holes to make them stand out a little better.) These two holes allow you to remove the whole tightly-fitting card deck easily…you just poke all the cards up and out with your finger.
The center divider is inset in the tray for the pencil holder, then holder and divider are both glued in place. You could further simplify the design, but I used mitered corners, corner splines, a dadoed-in bottom, and mortised hinges. The top and splines are figured Movingui and the sides are Macore.
These sold well, but I can’t make them like I want to make them and also show much of a profit. There is only so much money that people will pay for a box that holds two decks of cards no matter how nicely that box is made. I often make 3 or 4 of these card-deck-holding boxes around Christmas time and give them away as presents. This makes a quick skill-building project for a weekend. If you can make these, you can up-grade to any size of box.
As always, thanks for looking and an even greater thanks for taking time to add comments and suggestions.
-- Big Al in IN