Cherry/Maple Kerf Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 12-04-2013 01:30 AM 1162 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m sure this is not original idea but it was to me. I “dreamed” this design up while trying to come up with a no-glue box-design…that could be taken apart as easily as put together. It started out all maple but the maple sides “imploded” on me so I went back and redid them in cherry which worked out great. The box measures 5” x 5” square and the cherry sides are 5” x 4” x 1/8”. My table saw blade provided the kerf in the top and bottom pieces and I sized the sides thickness according to it. I realize this is not a daily top 3 project but I did learn quite a bit while building it and had fun doing it. It is finished with good ol’ Howards wax and buffed to the highest sheen I could get. A couple of the pics are before the finish was applied. I think it will make a great gift when filled with Christmas M & M’s and/or Christmas Hershey Kisses! Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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#1 posted 12-04-2013 01:34 AM

Looks cool Jay

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#2 posted 12-04-2013 01:42 AM

Great job sir

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

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#3 posted 12-04-2013 02:37 AM

Neat idea. Looks good and will store easily.

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

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#4 posted 12-04-2013 03:12 AM

Super Neat! Especially like the candy filling!

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

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#5 posted 12-04-2013 04:12 AM

That is a wonderful box and the only thing that is missing to make it a nice Christmas gift is a nice ribbon .
Well done my friend .

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 12-04-2013 11:16 AM

Great gift idea, easy to ship or carry to family for Christmas.
I like the challenge of building without plans even if it’s been done before.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 12-04-2013 12:31 PM

Innovative, unique and a great idea. I like it.
Thanks for showing us.

-- 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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#8 posted 12-04-2013 01:59 PM

Easy to make and useful, nothing better then that. Great idea Jay.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#9 posted 12-04-2013 03:00 PM

It’s an unusual deign and carried out very well.

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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#10 posted 12-09-2013 01:03 PM

This is a kool idea and build. Dark chocolate M&M’s …............yumm

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#11 posted 12-22-2013 04:49 PM

I really like this. I could see doing different angles and sloped sides. It could get sort of origami if you carry it a little further. Thanks.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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