Another box build #7: Almost done

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 11-20-2018 05:38 PM 673 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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And, posted as a project, to boot. Out of the clamps the other day..

Got everything cleaned up, and the top cut to size….corners sanded smooth, and a router to round over them. Added a coat of Amber Shellac..

Hmmm, lid does need something…

Backside….wonder how the hinges will fit..

Box is only 6-1/2” wide on the ends, by 11-1/4” long…..stands 9-1/8” tall, counting the lid, and the foot pads.
Got out the router, since it was still set up with a roundover bit..

Rounded over the top and bottom of the lid. Figured that would give a bit more room for the hinges..

Set it so the “barrel” of the hinge was out onto the round over…and then chopped out a mortise for the hinges

Other than the router, and the sander, all else was done with a few hand tools..

Along with a 7 oz hammer. Push drill for pilot holes. There is indeed a screwdriver size below a No. 1?
Mortises were also done on the box..

Push drill for the pilot holes

Wax the threads, hand drive the screws.

Someday, I just might get the hang of these….also installed a handle on each end..

Phillips screws have their slots “clocked” then remembered the foot pads were upstairs..

Re-coat all the bare wood….and spread a little more as needed elsewhere.

Close the lid. project is done. Thanks for following along…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 11-20-2018 08:55 PM

The project turned out nice…..What are you going to use the little box for….? The rounded over corners dressed it up nicely, and another coat of Shellac finished it off…. Expiring minds needs to know…!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#2 posted 11-20-2018 09:15 PM

The Dealership where I bought my van at…..when I drop off the payment Friday, Box goes along. I’ll let them decide what they want to stash in it.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 11-21-2018 12:37 AM

Must of got a real good deal? Can’t remember any car salesmen I have ever dealt with that deserved a Box like that!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 11-21-2018 08:44 PM

Hope they appreciate all your hard work.

That really turned out nice!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 11-21-2018 10:53 PM

Box has been delivered, instant hit! Will been a Candy Stash…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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