Just a Seedy Box...

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Project by littlecope posted 257 days ago 1267 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes a need arises…

The Toyota was starting to get over-run with CD’s, so rather than buy something I spent yesterday building a Seedy CD Box…

Materials: Some 2×6, some 3/8” plywood, and a couple of old drawer pulls from my scavenging days…
Size: CD size x ???

It’s pegged together (no glue) and when the bottom pegs were tapped in, rather than cut them flush, I left them sticking out… Hopefully those nubs will catch on the carpeting in the car so it doesn’t slip and slide around so much…
Thanks for looking! :)

14 November 2013

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

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#1 posted 257 days ago

Hey Mike,

I recognise that….. its a drawer out of my grandmothers treadle sewing Machine!

I haven’t seen it in years, It still looks a good as it did when I was a small boy.

I can still remember my Grand father sitting next to the mantle radio listening to the cricket as my Grand mother sewed on it.

Oh I am going all misty eyed …........

Back to the post

So the cotton bobbins are out and the CDs are in!

Scroll saw fingers too !!.. that’s an achievement on its own Sheila will be impressed!!
I like the rewaw method
Nice job !!

PS Do you live in a Castle too? It looks like you were working in the dungeon I wll have to go check out your workshop pickies.

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 257 days ago

Mike… That’s cool. You did a nice job, especially on those box joints. You cut them on a scroll saw! That is something I’ll have to try. Did you cut two at a time or each board alone? Looks like they fit tight.

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

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 257 days ago

sweet and luv the pun

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 256 days ago

Great rustic look there, Mike!
I love it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 256 days ago

and the band
played on …..

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 256 days ago

Cool job. I can’t get over the grain in the pine in the first picture. Good work Mike.

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

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#7 posted 256 days ago

I like it a lot.

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#8 posted 256 days ago

Nice looking sewing drawer, er, CD box Mike. I like the rustic look. It gives the box a lot of character. I found your resaw method very interesting and I think you are on to something good there. If the support pieces were clamped to the table and nicely aligned with the blade, and just enough of a gap to allow the work piece to slide between them it might make resawing a lot easier. I will have to try that out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 256 days ago

Nice idea Mike, nice wood and joinery…well done.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 256 days ago

Very cool, Mike! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 256 days ago

Yes this is way cool. Like scroll cuts. I gotta practice more. Thanks for showing.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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#12 posted 256 days ago

Those box joints look very good. Nice build.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 256 days ago

Great looking box, Mike. I love those finger joints!!
Nice play on words! I was looking for a box you kept your garden seeds in!!

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

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#14 posted 256 days ago

A definite draw(er).

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#15 posted 256 days ago

Thank You Everyone, for your kind words and thoughts!
I would have got back to you sooner, but I’ve just started a new job, and I was off doing that gig…
Robscastle: It does resemble one of those old bobbin drawers doesn’t it! I have all sorts of drawer pulls that I saved… I used to get most of my Woods from thrown away furniture, and I always saved “the Parts’, one never knows when they might come in useful…
The shop here is in the cellar yes, and is a rather cob-webby place… Dark too, and I get a sizable amount of water every time we get a decent rain fall… Still, it keeps me out of trouble… :)
Maplerock: Thanks Jerry, The Scroll Saw is how I’ve cut all the box joints in all of the boxes… In the picture above, I was hoping someone would notice how badly I’m cutting lately… My eyes are getting terrible! It makes for a lot of file action…
Dan: Thanks Buddy! I got that from an unlikely place, something I just noticed on TV one time… On the old Walker Texas Ranger, his Friend, the retired Ranger, owned a Bar… It’s name was “CD’s”, and I thought, Wow! A “Seedy” Bar! LoL
Lew: Glad You liked it Lew, it should do the job… Right now, we’ve got CD’s in every door pocket, the glove compartment… This way, they’ll all be in one place!
Patron: “Casey would waltz with the Strawberry blonde, and the band played on…” I used to know how to play that on the keyboards! :)
DoubleDD: Thanks Dave! Some Folks look askance at Pine but it sure has some nice Grain sometimes doesn’t It!
Grace123: Thank You very much Grace!
Stefang: Mike, that would be a really Good Idea, setting it up like that, but it would only work for someone who’s Band Saw tracks straight… Mine is not such a Band Saw…
aussiedave: Thank You Sir!
Sheila: And Thank You too my Friend! It’s good to see that you’ve hit the ground running after your Visiting Vacation with Fresh Ideas, and completely re-arranging and organizing all your “Stuff” too! (George Carlin did a great routine about People’s “Stuff”!)
poospleasure: Thank You Sir… Congratulations to you for the well deserved Top 3 on your Cedar Box, It is a Beaut!
Roger: Thanks my Friend!
Jim J.: Almost fooled ya, huh? :)
BritBoxmaker: Thanks Martyn, I hope you’re well Sir!

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

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