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Red Cedar Beveled Lid Style Potato Bin

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Project by Blackie_ posted 376 days ago 1301 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured I was commissioned to build this potato bin for a customer that lives in the coastal region and will be in an outdoor environment to store his potato’s in so I optioned for red cedar for this reason along with custom made wooden hinges.

Build OK now, I am stepping out into uncharted waters on this build, everything about it is a first for me, the dovetails are my very first to do and if you notice I managed to get the pin and tail boards backwards :) I was hoping I’d get a (don’t tell) freebie on this one, haha for the dovetails I used the Keller model 1500 jig. The Beveling of the lid, It too was my first, I used a couple scrap western cedar boards to practice with in order to get it right, the static part of the hinge (top) of box I gave it a 22.5 degree bevel and left the lid without a bevel and it worked perfect also using my INCRA 1000 to add the 22.5 angles on each side wall. The Hinges once again are my very first box joint wooden hinges to make, I used my newly purchased MLSC Multi joint system to make the 1/4” box joints on the hinges, a great jig and I also plan on writing a review about it. The box measures 22 1/2” at the rear and 18” at the front, 15” in depth and 14 1/2” in width, it is finished in two coats of outdoor marine Varnish.

Side Note: for those of you that know my work, the bandsaw was at rest on this build :) well except for the resaw on wood width :)

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed reading and applying too.

-- 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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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 376 days ago

Very nicely done, with great attention to the details—hinges and dovetails in particular. Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 376 days ago

Thank you John, I really have to give thanks to the jigs that really helped make this all possible.

-- 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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woodshaver

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#3 posted 376 days ago

Congratulations on a job well done! It’s a great looking Potato Bin.

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

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 376 days ago

Nice bin. And it appears that all your new toys worked as advertised! That’s always rewarding to me.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 376 days ago

Great job sir

-- 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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aussiedave

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#6 posted 376 days ago

Very nice Patio bin….for me it is too good to use as a bin. the wood grain and finish is beautiful and the dove tailing looks great and so do the hinges….excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 376 days ago

Very cool, Randy. You made a very nice looking bin and it is very functional too!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 376 days ago

“Whats bigger than a Blackie Band saw Box?” His potato box! I like the hinges! Hint don’t point out your mistakes! LOL!

Little story ( yep) I was invited to a woman friends cabin in the Ozark Mountains. Had a 2 story stone fireplace. She built the windows as well. It was beautiful! She knew I built a couple of houses so before I can say “Beautiful” she points out all the flaws. LOL!

I like that you’re thinking outside the box! Nice work Randy!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 376 days ago

Nice potato bin Randy…Looks like it was a fun and enjoyable project to build.

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Boxguy

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#10 posted 376 days ago

Blackie, for you to build a project that doesn’t involve a band saw is approaching heresy. Perhaps you need ti cut out an outline of a potato and attach it to the top. Hope it holds up. Looks like you had fun with the hinges. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 376 days ago

Thanks Andy love my new toys! and one more on the way to arrive on Monday, I just purchased the DEWALT DWP611PK it will replace my 1/4 Ryobi as I needed a plunge router for inlays.

Monte I was thinking of your projects and you beetle pine during the photo shooting of this, kind of venturing into your area here. :)

Thanks a bunch Tony and Dave

Thanks Jim The customer really like it as well, I plan on taking it down to fedex tomorrow to see how it’s to be shipped and cost for the customer.

Haha Thomas great story but don’t let it get out of here. LOL

Thanks Greg yea I really enjoyed making this box and the challenge it presented was so rewarding.

Big Al I sure hope it holds up, I know the joints aren’t giving in though it only weighs 15 pounds a big wind could sure blow it around if it’s not loaded down and the hinges were a blast.

Thanks once again everyone.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 375 days ago

Randy,
She, was my “buddy”. LOL! I tell the story often as an example of beauty and uniqueness and the creative process.

Keep expanding your mind and skills.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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nuttree

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#13 posted 375 days ago

You did a great job on this project. I am impressed with how simple it is yet subtly elegant.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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Roger

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#14 posted 374 days ago

Yummmmmmm potatoes from the garden…. OH, nice tator bin too. :)

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

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Fishinbo

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#15 posted 373 days ago

A great looking potato bin. Great design, love the dovetails and the hinges. The cedar is beautiful. Great work!

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