Circle cutter box

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Project by animal posted 06-01-2012 05:29 AM 1395 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was with my youngest son, picking out some scrap wood one day and ran onto these pieces. They were small, so I got the idea to make a box for my circle cutting tool. I did the usual jointery and then had an idea for the lid. So I cut 2 pieces and rounded them over so one holds the other down and it seems to work just fine. I only wish I had made some wood hinges instead of the brass ones. I have had good luck with wood hinges, just did not think of it for this project.

-- Dme: My wife puts up with the noise, sawdust and staining. Got to love her.

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 11:16 AM

Lucky tools.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 11:24 AM

Nice home for your circle cutting jig. Good looking little box. I like you split doors idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 12:27 PM

Ditto, what they said above me… Circle cutters happy home for sure. Nice !!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 06-02-2012 01:25 AM

I like the design of the double door top. Those circle cutters scare me! Be VERY careful with it as I think they just wait for a chance to attack!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 06:39 AM

This box has hidden mortise and tennon joints. I tinkered with thru mortise joints but did not like how they turned out. I was trying to use a wedge to lock the tennons inplace, but the pressure was too much and split out the ends of the wood. Still think it is a good idea, as it shows more of the joinery, but maybe with the wood ends longer and standing proud. Plus maybe also a different color wood for the wedges. Might have an idea there. We shall see as my though process muddles onward.
I do have AutoCAD drawing of most or some of these projects, would anyone like to see them?
I think I can post a screen shot as well as a pic here with no trouble.
Let me know what you all think.

-- Dme: My wife puts up with the noise, sawdust and staining. Got to love her.

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