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Project by Woodwrecker posted 782 days ago 2821 views 8 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small fastener storage chest made from reclaimed shipping crate oak.
(as evidenced by the small filled nail holes)
Top & bottom inserts are 1/2” 3 board glue ups.
Miters are biscuited and splined for strength.
Tray supports are 1/2” dowels fastened in lower chest.

Approximate dimensions are 20L X 8.5H X 8.5D
Finish is 2 coats of clear shellac and wax.

It was a fun project, and I will probably make a few more.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Having fun...Eric





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patron

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#1 posted 782 days ago

well done eric

this could be called a jewelry
or gift box just as well

very nice

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Jeremy Greiner

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#2 posted 782 days ago

Such a nice box, my screws aren’t so lucky :) .. I love the splined miters they look so good and the way you buried the hinges I tried to do that with my sisters jewelry box .. it didn’t work out as well this looks so good.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 782 days ago

Neat. A jewelry box for the shop.
Good for you, and a good job too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Stephenw

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#4 posted 782 days ago

Nicely done.

Are those snuff tins in the bottom?

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MonteCristo

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#5 posted 782 days ago

I figured if you made a box this nice for small spare parts, your shop would be super organized too. I wasn’t disappointed when I looked at the pix ! And I thought I was organized . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 782 days ago

That’s really, really nice! I love stuff for organizing and this is so classy and cool! Awesome!

Sheila

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nomercadies

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#7 posted 782 days ago

Treasure inside and out. Thank you.

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 782 days ago

Eric,

Great idea and nice looking box. I don’t know if you need the biscuits and the splines too, but it should be strong. I would have rounded over the corners, bottom, and edges…but this comes from a guy who seems content to make every box look like a used bar of soap. I find that a slightly smaller tray on a front and back rail lets the tray slide side to side and makes it easier to lift the tray out. A rubber bumper on the chain side keeps the chain from becoming entangled in the tray. However, the rail does take up room inside the bottom of the box which your dowel supports do not. Keep boxing and keep posting. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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ellen35

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#9 posted 782 days ago

Great idea… you make a box and you get to keep and use it!
Nice concept!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 782 days ago

Nice looking box, Eric. Great use of reclaim wood.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Woodwrecker

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#11 posted 782 days ago

Thanks for the advice Al, but my kids who have no problem in critiquing my designs said I’ve been rounding over too many of my projects, and that “edgy” is “in”. lol
And the biscuits were the product of my biscuit cutter being within reach as I was milling the pieces, with the splines being in the plans all along.
I have made earlier boxes with slides and trays, like this one http://lumberjocks.com/projects/22378, but I wanted a dedicated compartment for frequently used fasteners.
I don’t know if you noticed the relief slot cut in the tray side to keep the chain from tangling, but it seems to work OK.
As far as making boxes; I like to do them, but have been doing other things as well to avoid getting in a rut.

-- Having fun...Eric

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 782 days ago

Good job on this storage box. I get a lot of grief for storing my screws in a fancy box so I’m glad I’m not alone. I have cut the upper splines deep enough to support the tray in some of my boxes and then you don’t need rails or dowel supports. Just a thought. I love a well organized, neat, clean shop!

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

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lew

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#13 posted 782 days ago

What a beauty!
Sure beats the heck out of plastic butter tubs!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 782 days ago

fantastic and great idea…

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#15 posted 782 days ago

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