Lidded Boxes #1: Lidded Box Practice

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 10-16-2016 09:22 PM 1215 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have made Christmas gifts in my woodshop the past two years. This year I intend to turn gifts on my small lathe which itself was a gift from my neighbor James Warner. His wife Susan told me that he would have wanted me to have it. So I will be turning small bowls and small lidded boxes this year.

What you see here is my practice piece turning a lidded box. I am using a scrap block of Douglas Fir. This piece is large enough so I can make and fit a tenon into my four jaw chuck.

Can you tell which part will be the lid?

So far I have made tenons on each of the two parts.

My next step will be to chuck the lid’s tenon into my so I can hollow out its center. I will match the box’s bottom to fit the lid. Their mating walls will be straight so hopefully they will fit snuggly.

I will also begin giving the box it’s curved shape.

From the original scrap block, I should be able to make one more test lidded box,

-- --- Howie

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#1 posted 10-16-2016 11:41 PM

Congrats on the new tool and wonderful start on the lidded box

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 10-17-2016 04:10 PM

I need new neighbors :-)

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#3 posted 10-17-2016 06:01 PM

This is a great neighborhood, filled with great people. Jim was a good man. He so much wanted to live, longer. If “will” and “determination” alone could extend one’s life then Jim would have extended several lifetimes to his…

You know, it just seemed like yesterday that this small little redhead girl (Jim’s granddaughter) was riding her tricycle on our sidewalk, but now she is married and has a little girl of her own. Time does march on…

Time flies by so quickly. I try to treasure every moment…

-- --- Howie

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