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Project by jumbojack posted 540 days ago 1163 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a box similar to this in an advertisement around Christmas time. I cut it out and taped it to the door of my shop. Saturday after work, I resawed the last of some Beech, and a scrap of Sapele. I jointed the Beech for the bottom and the Sapele for the sides, dividers. I also had to joint the Sapele for the lid. Its function is to provide a place to dump out your pockets. Change, keys, wallet etc. The ad wanted $42 for this simple little box.
My total cost…....scrap.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 540 days ago

Nice looking piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 540 days ago

Well done – and you saved $42 to boot.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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justoneofme

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#3 posted 540 days ago

Many people out there (beyond LumberJock Land) don’t have the ability to save themselves money by making their own special items. Doesn’t it feel great to be a creative LumberJock?!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 540 days ago

I like that well enough to copy … if you don’t mind!

You may be creative, I’m not in this case!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Roger

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#5 posted 540 days ago

Looks very good. I like the way you incorporated the handle in that center piece o wood also.

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

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jumbojack

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#6 posted 539 days ago

oldnovice; with blessings

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Sam

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#7 posted 539 days ago

Very nice Jack! Something like this might be just the thing for me and my youngest to build together. We will also be using the ol’ Shopsmith!

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 538 days ago

Handsome valet box! Like the design specially the handle. Has clean lines and looks well made.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 537 days ago

You did a good job on this. It’s also very practical and will be used everyday.

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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