New Dividers

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Project by Andy posted 08-26-2013 11:06 PM 2932 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gallery that shows my boxes called me regarding a potential buyer for Double Chocolate, a recent project shown here.

They wanted to replace the dividers with a six compartment set, mixed up however I saw fit, so they could display herbs in their store.
They asked that they be made from spalted maple.

This was tedious because the lid cannot be removed, and it swings into the opening making it cramped.
Also, there was a hole in the bottom where I placed a screw to anchor it to the bench, something I do when I am shaping the body and lid.
So I kicked around several ideas on how to cover the hole without trying to perfectly fit in a new bottom, and how to get my fat fingers inside to fit all the dividers. I also was on a time constraint to ship it back to the gallery to be there when the owners were to be in that area again.

How I did it: I made a hexagon shaft as you see in the last picture, It is perfectly centered and just barely covers the off center old screw hole, no new bottom needed. Its held in place with a screw up through the bottom. Then slowly, one at a time, fitted the slats and used CA to glue them in place.
I then made a cap ( knob ) out of Ziricote using my homemade lathe as seen here in the comment section on my Boa Box.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 08-26-2013 11:11 PM

Your craftsmanship is amazing Andy, always enjoy seeing you latest designs.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 08-26-2013 11:16 PM

Now that is slick. Don’t think I would have ever thought of that. Nice stuff Andy

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 08-26-2013 11:36 PM

Looks great Andy. Nice modification.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 08-26-2013 11:37 PM

Andy, nice job as always. People who buy seldom appreciate what people who make have to do to make wishes come true. Herbs? Who knew? The money spends, however. It is a beautiful box and an elegant solution. The top button saved the day, and the hole stayed covered. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 08-26-2013 11:43 PM

Very COOL solution!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 08-26-2013 11:47 PM

Hope they are happy.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 08-26-2013 11:58 PM

Nice Re-work Andy!
At first glance, I thought you had made the dividers so that they turned into place… I was scratching my head, trying to figure how you did that!!
Your way is a lot smarter!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 08-27-2013 12:02 AM

you did a great job taking care of the modification, i hope they like it as well…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 08-27-2013 12:04 AM

Excellent work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 08-27-2013 12:28 AM

A unique fix done Andy style. Wonderful.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 08-27-2013 02:22 AM

Great implementation.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 08-27-2013 02:41 AM

Nice solution.

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

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#13 posted 08-27-2013 03:06 AM

that is really cool – nice design and implementation.

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#14 posted 08-27-2013 03:53 AM

Ditto ken_c. It is indeed a cool solution to a sticky situation. I like it.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#15 posted 08-27-2013 04:52 AM

Very kool, very different. I likes it alot!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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