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Project by Joe Lyddon posted 486 days ago 1707 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, another box!

I got to thinking… this is really very close to the 2×4x96 build…

I have been wanting to build another box anyway… I really liked the others… and I wanted another one… a little bigger this time…

Overall:

9” x 11-7/8” x 5”


Before Shots:

I forgot to take the Before pictures…
... remembered to do it after I had resawed one slice…
... I think this will pass…

I made this out of Walnut scraps from a Sam Maloof chair that I’m in the process of doing (slowly).

I learned a lot on this box!

My first resaw of a 12×12 piece… To me, BAD IDEA!
This was my first experience using a Woodslicer bandsaw blade… Sure is nice… a MUCH SMOOTHER CUT!

I would have been better off slicing them into smaller pieces like 6” and resawed and gluing back together!
... BUT we managed to get through it…
... I don’t think there is one side the same thickness! LOL
... BUT, they’re same desired sizes on the outside!
... talk about Woodworking… this was Wood WORKing… LOL

Construction was straight forward… made the whole box then cut the top off on the band saw.

Hope you like it…

I love it and it’s being put to good use!

I have more pictures that will go into a Blog… later… Stay tuned…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"





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stefang

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#1 posted 486 days ago

Well done Joe! Good luck with your entry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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degoose

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#2 posted 486 days ago

Nice box Joe.. and looks like you learnt a heap too…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 486 days ago

Excellent job, good looking box

-- 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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Karson

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#4 posted 486 days ago

Joe great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 486 days ago

stefang
Thank you Stefang… I’m really not very concerned with the Contest all That much… It was FUN & I learned something & hopefully others will benefit from what I learned the hard way… LOL

degoose
Larry, thank you very much… YES, I learned something… and it hit me by surprise too…

Monte Pittman
Thank you, Monte.

Karson
Karson, thank you… it was FUN… & educational…

That Wood Slicer from Highland Woodworking is really a super band saw blade!
I was amazed how fast it cut… like going through Hot Butter… and the smoothness of the cut WAS REALLY SMOOTH… not full of ridges requiring that have to be planed or sanded… resulting having more wood to work with!
The best blade I have used for resawing.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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JUC

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#6 posted 486 days ago

Very nice box. well thought out. good luck
Jeffrey

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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SirFatty

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#7 posted 486 days ago

Great work, I like the look of it! It was 57 degrees here in Chicago… soon I can get out in the shop too!

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 486 days ago

Good job on this one Joe. I can’t believe you got a box this big out of that 1 board and still had all that left!

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 486 days ago

Jeffrey
Thank you!

SirFatty
Thank you.
57 degrees! That’s really COOL (temp)... Glad you will be able to get back at it soon!

gfadvm
Well, think of it this way:
1. I resawed the piece into 4 slices of approx. 1/4 – 3/16…
2. I get the thickest for the Top & Bottom…
3. Top 10”+ x 12”
4. Bottom approx. 9-1/4” x 12”
5. Front, back, 5” x 12”
6. Sides, 5” x 9-1/4”
You can see what you might have left over…
I had to cut all sides & front/back out of the same spots of the four pieces to keep the grain running good.
That forced me into gluing pieces onto top & bottom to get final part size. See how it can happen now?
It’s really not all that bad / hard.
Hope this helps.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 486 days ago

Yep, Your resawing expertise accounts for the lack of waste. I’d have had a barrel of planer shavings where you had left over wood!

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 486 days ago

gfadvm

The Wood Slicer blade is very thin and makes a real SMOOTH cut…

Due to my sloppy resawing, I had to hand plane (chose to, for fun) some pieces to get them reasonably uniform without huge variances in thicknesses… Good cuts only required sanding to get surface good.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 486 days ago

love the story that goes along with this build … perhaps that is why it is called a “challenge” :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 486 days ago

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 486 days ago

Joe thats a sweet box, great for the odd diamond necklace instead
of leaving them in the kitchen drawer. :
We dont get the Wood Slicer this side, what does it look like?
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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harry1

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#15 posted 486 days ago

You don’t make a lot these days Joe but when you do you really do surprise me with your expertise, that a very smart box Joe. I await a full photo-shoot.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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