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Small Boxes Out of Glued-Up Scraps

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Project by FloridaArt posted 601 days ago 1214 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2012—Small scraps from larger projects are often tossed in the trash. However when I can I try to glue up small pieces to make “chunks” of wood large enough to make small boxes. These four boxes are about 3 to 4 inches in the longest dimension. I use a 3-16ths 10-TPI blade in my band saw. These are finished with satin poly.

These small boxes are handy for storing rings, coins, thumb-drives, or anything small.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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patron

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#1 posted 601 days ago

well done art

they are all unique
great use of scraps

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 601 days ago

What a great idea for scraps….

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 601 days ago

Nice work pretty amazing boxes for scrap.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Carl_unplugged

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#4 posted 601 days ago

Wish my scraps would do that !

-- Never pass up the chance to use a hand plane.

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hunter71

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#5 posted 600 days ago

Nice looking Art

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 600 days ago

Nice looking boxes Art, have you tried a 3/16 14 TPI? I’ve used both the 14 is just a tad bit slower not enough to notice though but gives a smoother cut.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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TimWood

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#7 posted 600 days ago

“Scrap” – Maple, Padauk, Mahogany, Black Walnut, etc. is an Oxymoron.

-- Tim Harrelson

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Bradford

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#8 posted 600 days ago

Cool stuff, now something new to try. Thanks for the post

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Roger

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#9 posted 600 days ago

What a gr8 use o scrap pieces. They all look very nice. Anyone would luv to get a few o these for those small things. Really kool.

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

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Niece

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#10 posted 600 days ago

I really like these boxes. What type glue do you use for these?

-- Janiece

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wseand

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#11 posted 599 days ago

awesome little boxes great job.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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FloridaArt

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#12 posted 598 days ago

THANKS ALL for the fun comments.

Blackie: Have never tried a 14-TPI blade. I’ll look for them next time I need to buy.

Niece: I use Gorilla wood glue—the yellow glue, not the brown expanding glue nor the super glue.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Donna Menke

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#13 posted 598 days ago

These are super-sweet boxes, Art. I’d like to make some like this too.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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msurvilo

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#14 posted 23 hours ago

Looks great! How did you manage to do the lids? did you carefully use a router??

-- Matt, California.

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FloridaArt

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#15 posted 21 hours ago

MSURVILO: The lids are made by slicing off the top of the inside core of the box, which is otherwise discarded. Then glue the slice onto the underside of the lid. It will always be a perfect fit!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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