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Project by BasHolland posted 02-05-2014 03:31 PM 1300 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project because I wanted to make a tea-box.

I had some pieces of “design-acrylic” laying in my shop.
My neighbor brought it to me, because otherwise it went into the trash-container.

I used pine, meranti and white oak.
I put some rare earth magnets under the inlays. One magnet was placed up-side down, so I had to make some corrections. I’m not happy with the diamond shape inlays. But it is a learning process.

After I finished the box with Danish Oil, the smell was awfull. After weeks, still the smell of Danish Oil.
So it can’t be used as a tea-box.

Now it’s a storage box for my portable harddrives…...

Thanks for viewing and your comments are welcome.

Best,

Bas

-- Bas, Holland





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 03:41 PM

Very nice details. Hopefully the magnets won’t interfere with the hard drives.

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

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Mike_from_Buffalo

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 04:36 PM

Nice. How did you attach the center arcrylic piece to the wood? I like shellac for boxes that hold food items, easy, non toxic, looks good.

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 04:56 PM

Lucky Hard drives!

I think you have something going in your box creation.

Wabi Sabi

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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BasHolland

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 05:39 PM

Mike:
How did you attach the center arcrylic piece to the wood?

I just glue the acrylic to the oak with Superglue and carefull clamping.
First 1 piece of oak. Let it harden. Then the second piece.
It is still holding.

Best,

Bas

-- Bas, Holland

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BasHolland

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 05:46 PM

Brian:

The magnets are very small. 5 mm.
I did some research on harddrives and rare earth magnets. Even with a big strong magnet the data are still safe on de drive. But I won’t try it….:)

Best,

Bas

-- Bas, Holland

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steve_in_ohio

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 06:21 PM

very cool design, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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RHaynes

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 06:27 PM

Your dovetails look really great. How did you apply the Danish oil? I’ve never heard of it taking so long to fully cure.

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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exelectrician

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#8 posted 02-05-2014 07:59 PM

Nice details, original design, beautiful workmanship.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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McCoy's Woodworking

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#9 posted 02-05-2014 08:04 PM

We need a “Like” button! Love the dovetails. I usually use Walnut oil for food item containers, but shellac will work nicely too. Good job!

-- "Well Done is better than Well Said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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BasHolland

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#10 posted 02-05-2014 10:04 PM

Thank’s for the comments and finishing tips!

-- Bas, Holland

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Mean_Dean

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#11 posted 02-06-2014 01:15 AM

Nice looking tea box/hard drive box! And I third the suggestion of shellac for the inside of the box.

-- Dean

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 02-06-2014 02:14 AM

When it gets warm sit it outside in the sun for say a week, it MAY take the smell out ya never know….

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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The Box Whisperer

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#13 posted 02-06-2014 01:10 PM

Very nice box. I am a big fan of (presumably) another Bas from Holland. Please keep up the awesome work!

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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bugz

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#14 posted 02-06-2014 03:38 PM

Years ago on my first boxes I used oil on inside, I think I cured the smell with rattle can laquer.

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

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