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Project by LoydMoore posted 03-01-2013 at 01:17 AM 1346 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box for my son and his father in law. The top is probably better described as figured or quilted Maple since there is very little Birdseye pattern.

The banding and miter splines are black Walnut and the interior is lined with 1/4” Spanish Cedar. I am currently working on a small travel box made from Zebrawood and Quilted Maple. I haven’t had a chance to mount the hygrometer yet since I do not have a drill bit the correct size. After looking at prices, I am tempted to tell the son he has to buy me a bit if he wants the dang thing mounted.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com





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tsdahc

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#1 posted 03-01-2013 at 05:38 AM

If you have a woodcraft near by see if they are clearancing their colt bits. My local store is no longer going to carry Colt branded drill bits and has them at 30% off. Nice humidor by the way.

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PittsburghTim

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#2 posted 03-01-2013 at 05:47 AM

Beautiful work Loyd. When stopping in to the local cigar shop to pick up some boxes for building cigar box guitars(fun little project), I saw a few of the high-end humidors for sale. Your box would look right at home with them.

It’s funny as I do not smoke, but the atmosphere of the store and the beauty of the humidors, the antique carved Indian, and the ornate boxes almost wish that I could enjoy a good cigar once and a while.

By the way, do have the son buy the bit. Your box would run for several hundred dollars in the cigar store. ; )

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 at 05:52 AM

That’s beautiful and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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AspiringWoodworker

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 at 06:41 AM

Very nice Loyd, they should be very pleased.

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area, http://aspiringwoodworker.com

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LoydMoore

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#5 posted 03-01-2013 at 08:18 AM

I live in a woodworkers desert. HD, Ace, HF and Lowes are it. That was just a touch of humor. I plan to drill to 1 3/4 and ream to fit on the drum sander. Going forward I need to buy the right size bit since timewise it will only take 2/3 dril and reamed holes to pay for the bit.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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#6 posted 03-01-2013 at 09:19 AM

Beautiful box.

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

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newTim

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#7 posted 03-01-2013 at 09:33 AM

Re the drill/hole. I’ve had that problem too. You can always use a straight router bit with a guide bushing or a straight pattern bit, and a circle (hole) template. Or one of these. Or a combination. Begin the circle cut with one of these (very dangerous looking) things and finish it with a pattern router bit. Or, use one of these (very dangerous looking) things to make a template. Yada yada ya…

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 at 03:57 PM

nice box…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 03-01-2013 at 06:14 PM

I would use router and template to make this hole rather than buy a pricy bit for this one project.

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

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#10 posted 03-02-2013 at 07:51 AM

That is some fine work on that box; good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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