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Project by johnhutchinson posted 12-11-2013 12:00 AM 1332 views 11 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An exercise in geometry, precision woodworking, homemade plywood, and a 120-degree v-grooving router bit.

Hershey Kisses in box shown for scale. Actual use CLASSIFIED. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 12:13 AM

Unique idea,design well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 12:20 AM

Wow very cool. Cannot begin to imagine the effort and talent that was poured into this!

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 12:21 AM

Sweet looking Box! Very cool project! Nicely done!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 12:27 AM

cool box. To say the least it is a very unique and imaginative box. I really like how you hinged the lid. Great work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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johnhutchinson

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 12:55 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. I woke him up and dusted him off for an encore performance on LumberJocks. He first appeared in the August 2001 issue of Popular Woodworking. Plans for the box are in the article, and I’m sure the good folks at PopWood will be more than happy to send you a PDF.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 01:37 AM

John, you hit Lumberjocks running my friend with your unique designs. Who wouldn’t want to build this? Thanks for posting this wonderful ”BOX” turtle. Pun intended…lol!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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kdc68

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 02:36 AM

That is so cool….thank you for sharing….and where to find more info in Popular Woodworking

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 02:46 AM

Very cool piece

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

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#9 posted 12-11-2013 02:48 AM

Forgot, Welcome to Lumber jackets I

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

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#10 posted 12-11-2013 03:00 AM

John, that is an outstanding box, especially for a candy dish. Excellent work with the router. A lot more work than meets the eye. As Lee said, great box turtle. Welcome to LJ’s

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

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bugz

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#11 posted 12-11-2013 03:19 AM

Very cool box, and welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#12 posted 12-11-2013 03:26 AM

Never seen anything like it. What a piece.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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johnhutchinson

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#13 posted 12-11-2013 03:55 AM

I’m not in the business of selling plans, but maybe if enough people ask, Popular Woodworking might offer them as a free download on their website. Try the old “In the spirit of Christmas” approach. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#14 posted 12-11-2013 03:58 AM

Very cool idea and fun project…good place to hide sweets…great job.

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

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kdc68

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#15 posted 12-11-2013 04:08 AM

You can purchase a digital download of Popular Woodworking August 2001 for $6.00….I just did…info below

http://www.shopwoodworking.com/

http://www.shopwoodworking.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=August+2001

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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