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Project by nakedjoinery posted 470 days ago 1155 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So glad to finally have this one done. I scraped the frame on my first attempt as it was to thin or I took to great a pass when cutting the rabett for the panel and it cracked. gfadvm (Andy) took a great deal of time and effort mentally walking me through this entire build. It’s pretty well a copy of his design with the the exception of the hinges which were free hand sanded for the edge radius and the pins in the half laps are not through. It’s made of a maple frame and padauk panels and. The trays are a pallet wood of unknown species. It was finished with Danish oil. Thanks Andy. I think this box may be a long lost relative of your box family that just won the lotto.

-- mike c





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 470 days ago

Beautiful job. I think you are getting the best pallet wood ever. Andy is a pretty good guy also.

-- 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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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 469 days ago

I opened this thread because of the title.
Then I see your box.

I was somehow certain you were gonna tell us it was an urn for someone’s ashes :-)

Nice box!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 469 days ago

I thought that box looked familiar and I really like that wood used for the trays.

-- 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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scrollsaw

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#4 posted 469 days ago

Great job

-- Todd

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 469 days ago

Mike, It turned out absolutely perfect!. Ya had me worried a few times but your work is great. There is a lot more to one of those style boxes than folks realize. “Pins in the half laps are not through” I don’t understand that??? They look like they’re “through”. And I’m not tellin anyone about the hinge glue up! LOL

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

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nakedjoinery

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#6 posted 469 days ago

Thanks, guys I guess I should have thought about title. I didn’t have padauk stock thick enough for dowels so I used plug cutter and cut it from my1/8” panel leftover and just forstnered and sanded flush. Ya Andy lesson learned in appying finish before hinge glue up lol. They kept falling off till I sanded it lol. It’s fun to be a rookie. Now I have to make another bench and try those dowel splines on it, to cool. Whats next splines inside a box inside a circle thats actually the hidden key to a puzzle box?

-- mike c

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 469 days ago

Ah, now I understand the non-through pins. I started using these to make sure the joint wouldn’t be spread apart by the trapped panel but don’t think they’re necessary as those half laps are really strong.

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

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 469 days ago

Great work! Love the colors as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bob Kellogg

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#9 posted 469 days ago

Very nice, Ive done a few “trunks and hope chests” and know they are not easy. Keep up the good work !!!!!

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woodshaver

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#10 posted 464 days ago

Well done Mike! Any box that look close to Andy’s boxes are a sure winner! Great contrast in the woods too!
Nice work to both!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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