Box Building Binge

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Project by jm82435 posted 08-15-2014 02:47 PM 2726 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are starting to stack up. The black one was a bunch of experiments. Started off i wanted to make a box joint like the woodwhisperer / Gary Rogowski one. The joints worked out so nice i decided to make the hinges the same way. the color was from an iron oxide (vinegar + steel wool + couple weeks steeping). I really didn’t like it, so that brought on another experiment. I always wanted to see what sand blasting a box would look like, so I blasted most of the black off. Then I stained it dark again. The failed part of the hinges was that i managed to drill the hinge pin crooked. so then I couldn’t really attach it to the box without them binding. Fortunately they are both the same crooked so they move the same way. I just used one screw, which allows them to move and work properly. I show everyone how they move in two directions as the box opens – like it was a design feature I engineered and built in. ha ha.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#1 posted 08-15-2014 02:50 PM

That’s a great collection of boxes. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 08-15-2014 03:08 PM

Nice boxes and cheese boards. Are they gifts or are you selling them?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 08-15-2014 03:11 PM

gifts mostly.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 08-15-2014 03:53 PM

Great job!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Joel Shappell

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#5 posted 08-15-2014 04:38 PM

Nice work. Love the variety.


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#6 posted 08-15-2014 05:32 PM

Nice looking bunch and some good experiments .
Don’t stop now there are so many designs and so much fun and ideas to be had .


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 08-15-2014 08:29 PM

Nice boxes! I too love it when I make an oops and fix it in way that I can say”I meant to do that”!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 08-15-2014 10:39 PM

btw I received a PM about the cheese slicers in the picture. The hardware I use for the slicers came from if you are interested in building some. Tutorial here: Spalm
They are super easy to make and well received as gifts.

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-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 08-16-2014 01:29 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 08-16-2014 05:58 AM

JM, this is an impressive collection. My favorite thing about box building is that you can try out new designs and ideas with each box. They are not such large investiments in time and material that you are afraid to experiment. When you are making lots of boxes and selling them, you have to stick to a fundamental and repeatable design, still I manage to make each box different in size, material or design. Looks like you are on much the same track. Once all your family and friends have a box or two it is time to consider selling them. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 08-11-2016 04:27 PM

Very nice selection of project! I like that cheese board!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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