Box... Sewing box? Berry Box? Keepsake Box? Candy box?

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Project by maplerock posted 10-30-2013 07:15 PM 1760 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some thick oak laying around and decided to make something different (for me anyway.) I made a large, square box with a lift out tray. The tray came out pretty sweet, with piston-like air displacement.

It has a plywood/ mahogany veneer inset top. Walnut splines, and a cedar floor in the tray. I used a piano hinge, and a tung oil/ wipe on poly finish.

It’s a substantial box, now to decide what to put in it… diamonds, rubies, tootsie rolls, thread, hmmmmm.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-30-2013 07:21 PM

Very clean, nice looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-30-2013 07:48 PM

Very nice!
I’d go with Tootsie Rolls.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 10-30-2013 08:18 PM

A good looking box Jerry….I like oak and you did a mighty fine job…

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#4 posted 10-30-2013 08:31 PM

Great looking box,but just how large is it?

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

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#5 posted 10-30-2013 08:31 PM

A beautiful box for any occasion. Nice Work.

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

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#6 posted 10-30-2013 08:56 PM

Beautiful wood and fine craftsmanship. Wonderful box!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 10-31-2013 03:24 AM

Great box! If you are having that hard a time trying to figure out what to put in it….send it to me and I’ll test it out for you lol.

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#8 posted 10-31-2013 09:13 AM

Jerry, nice solid design and feel to this. I like the lift-out. Looks like this one worked out well. Glad your planer is rolling again.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 10-31-2013 12:26 PM

Jerry – always appreciate your craftsmanship and humor. Nice work.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#10 posted 10-31-2013 02:30 PM

Very nicely done. Nice details to the build.

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

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#11 posted 10-31-2013 03:18 PM

That is a beautiful box and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 10-31-2013 06:37 PM

That is one sweet looking box!

-- Dennis Zongker

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