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Stocking stuffers (Pick Band Saw Boxes)

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Project by JT23325 posted 11-14-2012 11:08 PM 1062 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More stocking stuffers. I have made these for several years and have always been a big hit. The basic one’s are just about 1 3/8 thick but I also make some of them at 3/4 inch which fit perfectly in pockets.

Like the Guitar Boxes these are made from a peice of Fir 2X4 that was reclaimed from a 140 year old house several years ago. I stumbled the board hiding under one of the workbenches where it appeared to have been for a few years…

The dimentions are 3 1/8×3 x 1 3/8. I have made some at 3/4’” and 1” as well. Each of the boxes locks closed with a mild counterclockwise twist and unlocks reversely.
Thanks for looking.

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 03:38 AM

Like these. Definitely something to think about.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 05:01 PM

I really love these. How do you cut it so it locks? How thick is the top? How are you making the little thumbnail catch? Just sanding it in that area.
Thanks!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 05:07 PM

Sensational band saw boxes!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 09:11 PM

Resplendent pieces! Pleasing to the eyes.

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#5 posted 11-15-2012 10:24 PM

Vicki, the tops start out as 1/4 inch but ens up 3/16 after taper and sanding. the insert is 3/16 also. The thumbnail catch is nothing more that a lite touch on the belt sander. As for the locking technique, the inner lining of the box is tapered about 4 degrees, and the lid insert is also tapered only on the left side and rotated from center slighlty, so when lined up they lock firmly inplace. This technique I use in many of my small BS boxes and passes my drop test. Basically I put about $2 in dimes in them and drop then from about 40”

Hope this helps

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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