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Project by madts posted 05-26-2013 at 10:36 AM 1029 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just made this box for my son-in-law. I have not decided to put a lid on it yet. Mahogany, Cherry and Oak. The tray has some stuff that I do not know what is. The oak dividers I cooked for about an hour and they just turned limp. Glued up real easy.

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#1 posted 05-26-2013 at 04:11 PM

Nice work madts – have you got the bottom sections jointed into the the dividers or just glued? I do like them, they look good, I wonder about movement though the way it’s shown.

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#2 posted 05-26-2013 at 05:14 PM

Renners: Just glue and for a small piece like this glue has proved to be just fine.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 05-28-2013 at 02:49 PM

Neat idea. I’ve been trying to figure out some sort of box for my Dad for Father’s day. I might have just enough time to make this one if you don’t mind me stealing you idea :)

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#4 posted 05-28-2013 at 03:00 PM

Martin just steal away.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 at 08:39 AM

A handsome valet box! Simple design but well built. Love the curved dividers.

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 at 08:59 AM

Nice box, Madts. Congratulations.

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 at 08:05 PM

Madts, when you say cook, I’m assuming boiling in water?

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#8 posted 05-30-2013 at 08:10 PM

Blackie: yes about 30 minutes in boiling water for 1/4” oak. clamp it together and let it dry somewhat befor you glue.. It does not have to be bone dry because the glue ( titebond) also has water in it.

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 at 09:34 AM

Just added a pic of how I finished this box. No lid but a handle. Tried shellac for the first time. That is hard to use, for me anyways.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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