Boring, but it pays for new toys and lumber!

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5 of 9 large shipping crates, not difficult, mind numbing, and boring…. but it will pay for a planer, and much more!

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 03:26 PM

Those are nice looking crates!

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#2 posted 07-31-2014 03:35 PM

Those do look quite nice. Even if they were boring, paid bills is always good lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#3 posted 07-31-2014 03:46 PM

So what’s your materials and construction?
Looks like it might be fir ply and 2×4s.

Nice crates though.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#4 posted 07-31-2014 03:50 PM

Made from 1×4 pine and 1/2 pine ply, glue, screws and staples. If they ever come a part, I’ll be damned! lol. I got lots of scrap that I’ll use to make cooler stands that look like this one I did a while back, these are nice sellers for me as well.

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#5 posted 07-31-2014 04:11 PM

Crates were a classic joiner’s assignment in days gone by: looks like you’ve done a fine job worthy of the craft!~

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#6 posted 07-31-2014 04:53 PM

Very nice crates. I saw some that were similar in an action movie, but they were full of AK-47’s.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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Matt (MWA Woodworks)

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#7 posted 07-31-2014 06:11 PM

thats great. do you make these as your occupation? Who do you sell them to?

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#8 posted 07-31-2014 06:44 PM

How do you pack ‘em for shipping? ;-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 07-31-2014 06:46 PM

Very nice crates. I saw some that were similar in an action movie, but they were full of AK-47 s.

- Ampeater

It’s funny you say that, when I built the very first one for the prototype locker, I delivered it to where it was going to be loaded on a truck, snapped this photo with the caption

“Black SUV, tinted windows, large wooden crate in back… not a cartel gun runner. Nothing to see here, carry on.”

Matt, woodworking is just something I do in my free time, sell some stuff to make money for tools, and lumber. I work in an office all day for the most part.

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#10 posted 07-31-2014 07:36 PM

Hilarious, Holdem.
Congrats on selling.

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#11 posted 07-31-2014 09:03 PM

Interesting project even if the work itself is a bit boring – what are these crates used for? They all seem to be the same size is the interior also the same?

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#12 posted 07-31-2014 09:36 PM

Looking good to me.I could never imagine anyone getting these delivered with somthing nice inside. and discarting them out. Actually maybe they would throw out the contents and just settle for the container.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 07-31-2014 11:05 PM

You do what you gotta do. Especially so you can buy new toys. Nice job and glad you have the work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 07-31-2014 11:50 PM

These are for a sporting goods store, inside are basically, school lockers. The store will fill them with stuff, lock it, and whoever has the correct key/combination to unlock it win what’s inside. The locker and crates will routinely be shipped all over the country. The insides are lined with carpet.

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#15 posted 07-31-2014 11:54 PM

Nice looking crates—and it’s great that you can earn enough $$ to pay for new tools!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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