LumberJocks

A special box for GaryK

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by Betsy posted 2313 days ago 916 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Betsy's profile

Betsy

2913 posts in 2494 days


2313 days ago

OK – he’s thrown down the gauntlet—- see his flippant suggestion here.

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Betsy/blog/3937#comments

So just for Gary – a “box” made using only “hand tools” which include a serrated knife, fork and not to be left out a spoon.

First, of course you must square your edges.

Photobucket

These edges were really rough——but with the right knife—it can be done.

Photobucket

And of course you must have a good “dust” collector. This one looks a bit demented – but it works.

Photobucket

Next you must get your “wood” to the appropriate thickness. The fork must be held firmly yet used with a light touch.

Photobucket

Gotta cut those sides.

Photobucket

Like always – its easiest to cut the two matching pieces in a stack cut.

Photobucket

it’s very important with boxes this small to have the right adhesive. It must closely match the color of your “wood.” That way if you are a bit messy – it won’t show to bad.

Photobucket

of course you must, by all means have a lid keeper appropriately size.

Photobucket

And well, we are talking Betsy’s boxes——the inside must be flocked. Oops forgot that picture. Sorry – take my word for it – this is where the spoon came in.

After all that——you have a box – “GaryK’s box.”

Photobucket

This box is special – not only can you eat your scraps, as well as the project—- but if you get “adhesive” on your fingers while constructing the box—you can lick your fingers with no danger of poisoning yourself or gluing your lips together.

Gary – I sincerely hope that you appreciate the sincerity with which I made this box for you. It’s a special box which will last a lifetime. ——- well maybe until the trash goes out tonight.

Enjoy!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!


24 replies so far

View Jeff's profile

Jeff

1011 posts in 2691 days


#1 posted 2313 days ago

LOL! Very creative box. I love the grain and the texture you’ve managed to sculpt into the top. Nice umm, err, tasty work. What finish are your considering?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

View Zuki's profile

Zuki

1404 posts in 2675 days


#2 posted 2313 days ago

LOL !!!!

Jeff . . . Im thinking a nice milk wash will finish it up quite nicely.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

View TheCaver's profile

TheCaver

288 posts in 2437 days


#3 posted 2313 days ago

Woo! Cut that dogs nails! :)

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2420 days


#4 posted 2313 days ago

Betsy,

With each post your hand tools skills are showing improvement. As Gary said predicted you will show improvement with practice. You have a nice use of contrasting materials in this one. And the texture of the top and bottom of the box add some really nice details to the piece as well.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View brianinpa's profile

brianinpa

1809 posts in 2321 days


#5 posted 2313 days ago

Too Funny!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

View tenontim's profile

tenontim

2131 posts in 2342 days


#6 posted 2313 days ago

Very nice design and execution, Betsy. I would question your selection of materials. Whole wheat is in the same category as pine- way to soft for a my liking.

View Betsy's profile

Betsy

2913 posts in 2494 days


#7 posted 2313 days ago

I’m thinking a salad bowl finish – being as that’s non-toxic.

JC – Lucy is particular about her nails. Only lets the vet trim them. So it’s a one a month thing. Get’s expensive – but it beats getting bit. :-)

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

View Greg3G's profile

Greg3G

815 posts in 2683 days


#8 posted 2313 days ago

Great project, might a sugest a “milk” paint finish. It’s the only thing I know of that will also work as an adhesive remover on a project like this. :-)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2586 days


#9 posted 2313 days ago

Alright, alright, you did it. You put me in my place!

Nice box by the way!

:-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View Bill Butler's profile

Bill Butler

74 posts in 2361 days


#10 posted 2313 days ago

What about some strawberry jam? To bring out the “grain” pattern?

View Betsy's profile

Betsy

2913 posts in 2494 days


#11 posted 2313 days ago

and my friends think I don’t have a sense of humor, ha!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

View Eric's profile

Eric

873 posts in 2381 days


#12 posted 2313 days ago

What, no dovetails?

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

View Betsy's profile

Betsy

2913 posts in 2494 days


#13 posted 2313 days ago

Yeah well I’ve not been doing good in the dovetail department. But still trying. :-)

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

View dennis mitchell's profile

dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 2912 days


#14 posted 2313 days ago

I’ll toast you! Good job.

View DocK16's profile

DocK16

1139 posts in 2685 days


#15 posted 2313 days ago

Nice matching “grain” around the corners.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

showing 1 through 15 of 24 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

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