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Steve Ramsey Inspired Sliding-Lid Box

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Project by jaysuzi posted 10-06-2013 11:23 PM 1068 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I find on Woodworking for Mere Mortals - Steve Ramsey's site. It inspired me to give it a try. Although the dimensions of his box was an accident, I thought it would make a really nice box for some of my wife’s custom made necklaces. I figure this would make a very nice Christmas gift for someone. This one is made from purpleheart.

I did run into a couple issues. The first base I made broke into pieces when I tried to router the groves for the lid. I decided not not follow Steve’s exact process on the second one and instead routered the groves and then drilled and cut out the remaining stock. I also had a tough time with the lid on the router and instead used the table saw to cut the angles. The first one I cut the center on the scroll saw, but the second, I followed Steve’s alternate advice and did it on the band saw. I think that is the better way to go, but I got a little aggressive sanding the joint where I glued the pieces back together, on inside lip, as seen in the picture. Overall, I am happy with it, and will probably make another now that I know what to avoid.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 10-07-2013 02:58 AM

Nice work wit hthe sliding box. I always liked these type of projects. The Purpleheart looks great.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Timthemailman

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 03:47 AM

Nice looking Sliding-Lid Box, I have never worked with urpleheart but realy like the look.
PS. must be WWMM day. Thanks and take care.

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Henry Mowry

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 10:53 PM

Very nice, and combining your work with your wife’s work will make for very special gifts.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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DAC

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#4 posted 10-15-2013 03:38 PM

very nice slider. I will have to try that one of these coming months

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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