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Project by FloridaArt posted 800 days ago 1204 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

June, 2012—When scraps accumulate, I square them up and glue them together. Then I glue up multiple glue-ups to create a solid piece large enough to make a small box. Here are two I made recently. These are quick and fun to make. They are finished with tung oil, and stand about 2.5-inches tall.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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abie

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#1 posted 800 days ago

Great Idea
we all accumulate lots of scraps…...
..at least I do.
TNX

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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Roger

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#2 posted 800 days ago

Beautiful way to recycle those scraps. Gr8 lil boxes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 800 days ago

Great way to use those scraps.

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ratchet

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#4 posted 800 days ago

Nice. I particularly like the arched top version.

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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 800 days ago

Art, here is a stupid question….you did cut them on your band saw…correct? Great little boxes

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 800 days ago

These are real special and very colorful.

helluvawreck
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Scroller47

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#7 posted 799 days ago

Love those boxes. Any directions??
John

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TonyWard

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#8 posted 799 days ago

Scraps no more ! Well done

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woodworm

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#9 posted 799 days ago

Great idea – nice looking shape boxes out of scraps!

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patron

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#10 posted 799 days ago

sweet little gift idea

well done

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FloridaArt

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#11 posted 799 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments. Yes, the band saw is the tool of choice here. Basic cutting sequence:

1) Use band saw to cut the outside shape you want.
2) Decide which sides will be the top and bottom.
3) Use band saw to slice off the top and slice off the bottom.
4) Use band saw to “cut-in” to the carcass to create the interior void.
5) Use band saw to slice off the top of the “scrap” you just created, to make the lip under the lid.
5) Glue cut line in carcass together.
6) Glue the lip to the underside of the lid.
7) Glue the bottom to the underside of the carcass.
8) Sand and finish.

I like to use a round-over bit in the router to ease the bottom. This also tends to hide the glue line.

The inside can be flocked if desired. I sometimes just cut a piece of felt and glue it to the bottom.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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NormG

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#12 posted 797 days ago

Great job and wonderful use of scraps

-- Norman

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Stormy

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#13 posted 797 days ago

Aren’t bandsaw boxes the most fun to make? And they make neat gifts. Well done!

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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