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Poplar and Cherry Boxes-Several Months In The Making

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Project by BusterB posted 03-12-2014 11:47 PM 1068 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always been a fan of those Craftsman boxes that certain router bits, forstner bits and so forth come in at Sears. With an eye toward attempting to make some simular boxes for items aound the shop that didnt have one, I built a box joint jig for the router table a few months back. I even used it to knock together the beginings of a box that promptly got stuck in a shelf and forgotten. Last week I was using a set of brass router guides and once again decided that they needed a box of their very own so I pulled my unfinished box back off the shelf. Right away I decided it was way too thick so I resawed it into 2 pieces which had the benefit of giving me the materials for two boxes. Glued a piece of cherry that I had planed to 3/8ths to the top and some scrap 1/4” oak plywood for the bottom. Now I am looking for some of the flip latches to finish them up…anyone have an idea who might sell those things? Oh yeah, the Danish Oil was still sitting out from a project yesterday so I used it on these as well.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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BurninBush

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 11:51 PM

Looks good buddy

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!! https://m.facebook.com/BurninBushPyrography

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BusterB

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 11:55 PM

Jason- Thank you sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 11:59 PM

very nice,buster.excellent work,you need to come south and show me how to do some of this stuff!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 12:23 AM

Way to go Buster. Get organized and get ready for the next project.

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

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 12:33 AM

Now you have the boxes Buster you need some cool labels. Nice job buddy!!

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 03-13-2014 01:27 AM

Really nice work.

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

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CFrye

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#7 posted 03-13-2014 05:59 AM

Looks good Buster! I have a set of those brass router guides. I may follow your lead and make them their own home box! What does the sign say: Buster B’s Frugal __?
Lee Valley has latches. Look reasonable to me.

-- God bless, Candy

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Todd Barrone

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#8 posted 03-13-2014 06:05 AM

I love the grains and thee colors of the wood my friend, nice joinery too. Great work as all ways my friend.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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Rick

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#9 posted 03-13-2014 07:59 AM

Very nice indeed.

Lee valley has a TON of that type of hardware. Might be worth a peek on line and have a Look see.

Rick

PS: I just now went to Lee Valley and had a quick look.

The LINK for their Hardware Section IS HERE

Hope it helps.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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CFrye

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#10 posted 03-13-2014 08:27 AM

WOODSHOP! Got it. I’m a little slow sometimes. heeheehee

-- God bless, Candy

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BusterB

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#11 posted 03-13-2014 02:13 PM

Marty- Thank you my friend. Pretty sure it would be you doing the teaching buddy.

Dave- Thank you buddy. Slowly but surely…maybe…lol

L2L- Thanks Lee….not a bad idea, not a bad idea at all. With my memory, will probably wear the laches out looking to see whats in them…lol

Candy- Thank you buddy-ette. I see you puzzled it out…we need to get you on wheel of fortune…lol Found those little buggers on amazon as well. The sign was a piddle project that got way outta hand. Frugal being code for cheap, I figured it worked perfectly…lol

Todd- thank you sir. Didnt get quite as much contrast as I wanted…need to use a darker danish oil next time.

Rick- Thanks buddy. You may have to stop by and show me how those hidden screw latches work…may be more of a challenge than I was bargaining for.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jamie Speirs

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#12 posted 03-13-2014 04:11 PM

Nice Buster
I like finger joints
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BusterB

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#13 posted 03-14-2014 12:42 PM

Jamie- Thank you ole scottish woodworking guru…hope all is well with you buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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