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Project by colbynorwood posted 03-24-2009 02:42 PM 4446 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well i was using all my clamps on another project so i was thinking what can i build with no clamps, perfect, they were made out of cherry for the base and the mystery wood for the lids that was a bowl blank that i got a while back. turns out the wood for the lid had some moister in it, i made them a nice snug fit, i was happy with it, this being my first try at these, then they dryed out, alot, they dont come out but almost half way, im going to put magnets on the them, didnt want to but it will do the trick

the boxes are about 4×2.5×1

i also want to do the flocking inside but i have never used it before and couldnt find any real info on it, dont you need the sprayer, the glue and the flocking material? i read on mone that you just mix the material with water? anyone have a link where i can get some good info and where to buy all the stuff i will need? thanks

-- Colby Norwood- learn how to measure, measure once, cut once





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 03-24-2009 02:50 PM

These are really nice.

You can get a cheap flocking tube and flock from woodcraft. The bottom of the page gives a little info.

http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=288

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Chris

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#2 posted 03-24-2009 02:57 PM

Nice contrast on the top. The concept looks like it could be adapted to business card holders, something I’ve been musing about recently.

-- Chris

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colbynorwood

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#3 posted 03-24-2009 05:03 PM

i looked at the above link, where do you buy the undercoat adhesive for the flocking?

-- Colby Norwood- learn how to measure, measure once, cut once

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#4 posted 03-24-2009 05:13 PM

good job Colby

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 03-24-2009 07:01 PM

Do I have to do all the work? lol!

Here is the manufacturers page where you can order direct. (Google is my friend.) :-)

http://www.donjer.com/products.htm#Adhesive

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-24-2009 11:52 PM

Nice little boxes – they look big enough to hold ALL of my money.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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RoccoPeterbilt

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#7 posted 03-31-2009 07:38 PM

I built something quite like this out of a hard maple with balck walnut for the lid. I laser engraved a little Turkish love saying to my girl on the lid and one a bit more personal under the lid. I sanded it til the lid slid smoothly with just a little pressure applied. Later when I went to finish it, the lid wouldn’t move in the box. Sanded until I got the perfect fit again. Later on the lid shrunk back down and would just fall right out, far too sloppy for my own harsh self-critical judgement, but I gave it to her anyways. When she got it, the lid was so tight she could barely open it. I was stumped. Perfect, too big, perfect, too little. It seemed that it was very temperature related, as this was in the dead of winter. Freezing cold, box was too tight, fine when warm. After ‘adjustment’ it was still tight when cold, but now sloppy when warm. I really want to figure it out so I can attempt a puzzle box. I was thinking if I switched the woods (walnut body, maple lid) it might work. I think it would be cool if you couldn’t open the box when it was warm, but after some time in the freezer it would open very simply. Any thoughts?

Sorry to get long winded in your thread Colby

-- Junk is junk, at any cost.

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colbynorwood

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#8 posted 04-01-2009 12:23 AM

hmmm, thats a very cool idea, very unique, my lids are still loose but right before i made the tops i cut them out of a big bowl blank so they was most likly some moister in it, i just got the small magnets i ordered and im going to put those in and it will be better but i was thinking about remaking them all together letting them sit for a couple days before finishing them.

you could look how much the wood is going to change size, i know you can look up any metal like that, it will show how much it changes by size per degree but i dont know where you would find this info on wood, the metal is all in the machinist handbook, is there a woodworkers handbook like this?

-- Colby Norwood- learn how to measure, measure once, cut once

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 04-29-2009 06:51 AM

Quite simply , it is the MC (moisture content ) of the wood that makes it tight or loose from day to day.The humidity in the air still gets into the wood no matter what you use for sealer . You can slow it down but you can’t stop it : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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colbynorwood

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#10 posted 04-29-2009 10:53 PM

yeah i work in my basement and its a little damp down there which sucks

-- Colby Norwood- learn how to measure, measure once, cut once

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