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Small Projects #51: Lacewood Box with Brazilian Rosewood Tray

08-01-2021 03:36 AM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

SWMBO had a friend visiting us in Fla from TGWN (The Great White North) and I made this box from a 15/16” x 5” x 18” piece of S2S lace wood and the tray from a 13/16” x 2” x 24” piece of Brazilian rosewood with a big worm trail about 6” from one end. There were only two pieces of scrap from the lace wood, both from trimming the bottom to length & width. Beyond those two, small, cutoffs, all the waste from the lace wood was dust. Lacewood box...

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Small Projects #48: Jatoba Strong Box Finished!

06-14-2021 05:25 AM by Madmark2 | 6 comments »

Friend asked me to build a cash box. Something small enough to fit under a bed but still capable of holding significant amounts of cash in a neat and orderly fashion. Strong boxes have a long history. They are often metal banded and reinforced and are designed to resist attack. Being wood, fire can breach the structure. However, being a paper money storage strong box, fire will destroy the contents, defeating the purpose. Completed Strong Box. Build details below … I tried t...

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Small Projects #44: Buffer storage box (in process -- no pics yet but stay tuned)

04-22-2021 06:03 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

For those following this blog you know that I make smoking pipes. Toward that end I’ve been looking for a way to put a really high polish on them, esp. the mouthpiece area. Grizzly just came out with a ($110 + S&H) 4”/6” mini buffer that looked just the thing. It came and is a very nice little unit. Its a surprisingly heavy casting and motor: Grizzly T32004 mini buffer One of the nice features is you have both a “rpm to zero” off switch, but there is...

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Keela's Urn Box #4: The Tray (Updated)

04-08-2021 09:36 PM by BrettLuna | 2 comments »

Similar to the box itself, I also cut the tray sides extra wide to improve handling and stability on the box joint jig. Standing narrow stock on end is a real pain. I then cut a panel groove for the bottom’s rabbeted edge. A quick and easy glue-up sat overnight and there we are: When sizing the tray sides, I was shooting for as close a fit as I could get without being too loose or so large that I had to take off a lot of material, all while trying to account for how proud the ...

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Keela's Urn Box #2: Getting Started

04-08-2021 08:42 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

I made the box sides extra tall—the full height of the complete box, plus kerf allowance for cutting the lid free, and a bit more for matcing the box joints up and other fiddling. Not shown: I made a bottom panel of ¼-inch Baltic birch and a lid panel of lacewood, ½-inch thick. I cut lid/bottom grooves in the box sides at the router table, and cut rabbets on the panels at the table saw. Thinking ahead to finishing, I knew I didn’t want the maple to be too amber. But I thoug...

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Keela's Urn Box #1: Woodworking in the Age of COVID

04-08-2021 07:32 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

Blame it on the COVID blues. Or maybe it took me too long to get the hang of teleworking and not leaving the house every day, even though it’s been just over a year since the mess started. Either way, it seemed to sap me of motivation to do anything in the shop for a while. Then The Wife asked me to make another pet urn box, this time for her newfound half sister. It was also a bit over a year ago that she found her birth father and learned that she had half siblings. It’s be...

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Maple and Purple Heart Box

03-26-2021 09:02 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

I haven’t been able to get out in the shop a lot lately due to new position at work. I have been working on and off with this simple box for about a month or so. I tried some different techniques this time and even recessed the hinges to keep the lid completely closed. I filmed the build on my YT channel if you’d like to see. Here is the link: Making a Maple and Purple Heart Box

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Small Projects #38: PC Router bushing storage box

02-11-2021 01:15 AM by Madmark2 | 2 comments »

Just bought a set of Porter-Cable router bushings. These are available from lots of vendors priced from about $10 to $50. Being the cheap illegitimate son that I am I bought the bottom dollar brass (not alum thank you) set. Apparently a major cost item is the lousy plastic storage box: The box doubles the cost! The set I ordered came in a plastic bag in a thin index card stock box, not really suitable for long term storage. This box isn’t much larger than the card paper box ...

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Small Projects #37: First Fast-Joint Mini - jig storage box.

02-07-2021 04:04 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

I got the Fast-Joint Mini jig (review HERE ) in and working the other day and thought what better first project than a storage box for all of the jigs bits and bobs? The complete, assembled jig consists of the following: Lots of oddly shaped bits. By stacking I was able to reduce the interior space required down to 8-1/4” L x 4-5/8” W x 4-1/8” H. With the sides 1/2” thick and the ends 3/4” the outside dimensions for the sides is 9-3/4” and 5-5/8”...

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Old Projects #16: Self Centering Bits Storage Box

01-30-2021 11:41 PM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

Got a set of self centering pilot drills in the other day. They were a good value but just came in a blister pack. Rather than let them rattle around and get damaged / dull / lost I decided to make a little 1-1/2” x 2-3/4” x 5” box to store them in. In my shop about all we discard is sawdust! I gathered some walnut and cherry scraps and came up with this: Nothing like a quick little project to give me a sawdust fix for the day. - – - – - – - – - - ...

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