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Project by shopdog posted 226 days ago 1245 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in the shop to make more presents.
This one is a guitar pick box for a good friend.
Top is walnut, bottom is maple. 1 1/8” high x 3 1/2” at the widest point.
A few coats of wipe on poly, waxed and buffed
The top pivots on a 1/8” copper rod…and locks closed with 2 imbedded 1/8” rare earth magnets

No pick box is complete without picks.
There are 3 tulip wood, and 2 rosewood picks…standard size

Everything cut with my Dewalt scroll saw

thanks for looking, and happy holidays

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz





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shopdog

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#1 posted 226 days ago

...and the green bottom is flocking

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 226 days ago

It’s a great looking little box. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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johnhutchinson

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#3 posted 226 days ago

Very nice! I’m going to make something similar, and I wonder if you’ve has problems with the magnets being TOO magnetic. Even at 1/8”, they seem to hold like glue.

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

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shopdog

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#4 posted 226 days ago

John,
I made a heart box based on the same formula, only I used 3/8” magnets. That was too much.
The 1/8” magnets work just right. Set them flush, and they should work just fine.
Make sure you check the polarity!!! or they will repel, and there’s no way to get those magnets out.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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johnhutchinson

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#5 posted 226 days ago

Steve,
The best luck that I’ve had with them is to combine a 1/8” magnet with a ferrous metal screw head. That way I don’t have to worry about polarity and it seems to reduce the attraction (just enough) as opposed to two magnets. I also use a stop for alignment with the magnet being the “catch”.
It’s difficult to find just the right balance of magnetism so that you don’t have to hold the box in order to open it.
But that’s just me. I love your box just the way it is. :)

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 226 days ago

Cool box. Steve!!
........Merry Christmas, Jim

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

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2x4xDoug

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#7 posted 226 days ago

Great idea for a gift, and nice workmanship!

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trees2pens

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#8 posted 226 days ago

Cool design.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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1thriftychick

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#9 posted 226 days ago

Very nice! Super hubs would love this! Hmmmm… ;)

-- Thankful! Former woodworker turned wife and momma, tip toeing back into the hobby.

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 226 days ago

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Kaleb the Swede

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#11 posted 225 days ago

This is really great! I teach and play guitar for a living so this really appeals to me. Great work, I’m sure your friend is going to love it

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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rance

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#12 posted 225 days ago

Very clever, and nice looking.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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