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Project by NedB posted 08-24-2012 12:54 AM 1794 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple, walnut, cherry boxes… all were simply boards I had on hand, already thicknessed and what not. I simply cut, dadoe’d glued, clamped etc… and have finished three of them so far. Finish is simple Watco Oil, danish on the cherry and maple topped box:

Watco Danish oil was also used on the maple only open box. The maple with walnut topped one has teak oil finish on it

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 01:09 AM

Cool Boxes…
Have you thought of making them out of thinner stock?
... then you could make twice as many! LOL

They would tend to be a little lighter too… (50% less) LOL

Do you have a Band saw… to resaw the stuff? ... etc.

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#2 posted 08-24-2012 01:17 AM

Nice !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 08-24-2012 02:07 AM

Joe, they’re only 1/2” stock… I could go a bit thinner to about 3/8 at the thinnest, and I do have a bandsaw… these were of small stock I had on hand. Palletwood most likely, I honestly don’t recall as they’ve been in ‘raw form’ for a few years, in a cardboard box. I just grabbed whatever I had on hand, and cut them to size from whatever the board would let me, trying to maximize each piece.

the Cherry with the maple top is 5” long, and 3” wide.
the smaller ‘cubes’ are about 3” on a side…

When I build some more, I’ll see what I can do about thinner stock. I have a ton of wood on the racks, so I”m not too terribly worried about running out.

Thanks though! & thanks Don! Glad you liked them!

They were a fun ‘kick start’ out in the shop for a few days.

I still have two more oak boxes in the works… one needs to be glued up , the other is waiting on my muse to strike again. I have it planed to thickness, and the groove for the bottom has been cut, but it is still in board form at this point.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#4 posted 08-24-2012 02:25 AM

Nice boxes.

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#5 posted 08-24-2012 03:17 AM


I like your boxes…

The only thing that caught my eye was the thickness of the sides vs the size of the top area of the box…
... looked a little Thick-heavy… Golly, with those being 1/2” sides, I think 5/16 would look better…
That’s just me…

It’s more up to you… If you like the proportions, then that’s the way it is… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 08-24-2012 01:17 PM

Nice boxes!

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#7 posted 09-23-2012 12:42 PM

Very nice boxes.

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