Cracked Box (Merry- X -Mas Honney)

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Project by oakwood posted 12-25-2012 07:15 PM 2517 views 22 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Merry X Mas to my biggest fan. My wife. The box is made from a piece of butternut I have had in my locker for over two years. I first saw this box on LJ and knew at first glance ( by the butterflies in my stomach ), that I would be giving a crack at this project (no pun intended). I lined the inside of the drawer cavities with felt so as to give a smooth and piston like feel to the drawers. The felt idea came from a LJ posting . After a bit of googling on the internet machine I came across a full set of instructions posted by Brian of Dawson Creek. Thank you so much Brian.

Here is a link to his posting and instructions in Canadian woodworking magazine. I hope this might inspire and help someone who so wishes to make one of these.

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 07:28 PM

Always a good piece

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

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 07:31 PM

I like this design cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 08:54 PM

looks realy good

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 10:33 PM

A Real Beauty for your Beauty

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 10:44 PM

Nice! Thanks for posting and including the link. This will go on my “have to build” list to go with a whimsical clock I plan to make for my daughter.

-- Rick

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#6 posted 12-26-2012 12:51 AM

Well done. I added this to my favorites and will give it a try in the future. Thanks for the posting.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 02:17 AM

I think your wife has had a great Christmas. Beautiful work!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 04:16 AM

Very cool. I’m sure your wife will love it.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 01:46 PM

Nice job. I really like the butternut.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 02:15 PM

I’ve always like seeing these cracked projects. I’ll attempt one one of these days. Very nicely done, and thnx for the link

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 12-26-2012 04:51 PM

Great little box and nicely built.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#12 posted 12-26-2012 09:59 PM

Well executed box! Cracked thing idea is genius!

-- "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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#13 posted 01-11-2013 02:15 AM

Nice work, looks very refined.

-- Sam

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