LumberJocks

Finger pickin good

  • Advertise with us
Project by shopdog posted 12-17-2013 02:34 PM 1320 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





12 comments so far

View shopdog's profile

shopdog

562 posts in 2204 days


#1 posted 12-17-2013 02:36 PM

...and the green bottom is flocking

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

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15983 posts in 1585 days


#2 posted 12-17-2013 03:06 PM

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

View johnhutchinson's profile

johnhutchinson

739 posts in 347 days


#3 posted 12-17-2013 03:09 PM

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"

View shopdog's profile

shopdog

562 posts in 2204 days


#4 posted 12-17-2013 03:19 PM

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

View johnhutchinson's profile

johnhutchinson

739 posts in 347 days


#5 posted 12-17-2013 03:40 PM

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"

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11970 posts in 1824 days


#6 posted 12-17-2013 03:44 PM

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

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

View 2x4xDoug's profile

2x4xDoug

37 posts in 926 days


#7 posted 12-17-2013 04:53 PM

Great idea for a gift, and nice workmanship!

View trees2pens's profile

trees2pens

142 posts in 346 days


#8 posted 12-17-2013 07:08 PM

Cool design.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

View 1thriftychick's profile

1thriftychick

8 posts in 367 days


#9 posted 12-18-2013 12:31 AM

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

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

View hoss12992's profile

hoss12992

2898 posts in 611 days


#10 posted 12-18-2013 04:57 AM

This is really cool. Great job

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

View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Kaleb the Swede

1238 posts in 687 days


#11 posted 12-18-2013 12:26 PM

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

View rance's profile

rance

4145 posts in 1879 days


#12 posted 12-19-2013 04:11 AM

Very clever, and nice looking.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase