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Small Projects #26: Purpleheart Leftovers Box

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Blog entry by Madmark2 posted 04-13-2020 04:13 AM 367 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: Purpleheart Gift Box Part 26 of Small Projects series Part 27: Twin Screw Lidded Purpleheart Pipe Design »

Made the better half a 6×6 purpleheart box the other day out of 1/4” resawn 1×6. I had the scant middle of the two sided resaw left over. Its saw burned and 5-3/4” square and thickness varies all over the place around .200”.

The middle slice of a double sided resaw.

Lemme see if I’m I can make anything useful out of this I think, and so a project began.

2-13/16” square and half of that high.

Cut the big square into four smaller squares. Then ripped two of the smaller squares in half. This gives top, bottom and four sides.

Trimming two side thicknesses off both the side and end of the bottom piece sizes it perfectly without a rule. These two cutoffs are almost the only scrap. Most everything is used or sawdust.

Cutting the groove for the lid is next. The end piece groove is 3/32” while the sides are 1/8”. This allows the lid to slide easily and snug into the end when closed. One end is cut thru for where the lid inserts.

Sanding is next to get the saw burn off. Then onto assembly.

Dry fit in the assembly square and then glue up and clamps.


Lots of steps in one pic.

After an hour or so in the clamps the box is ready for finishing.

More steps in one pic.

The lid has to be fitted, trimmed and have a handle attached. Finally its tagged and waxed.

Completed box opened


My stamp and date

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!



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