Box for Dad on christmas

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Project by Dustin posted 12-21-2009 01:26 AM 1785 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my dad said he wanted some sort of box for Christmas, this is pretty much the end result of designing it and building it at the same time. I used some leftover hickory from a kitchen I’m working on right now. You’ll notice a little curl in the piece I used for the lid.

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#1 posted 12-21-2009 01:35 AM

great job this came out nice.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 01:41 AM

Very nice looking box. I like how you did the feet. I’ll bet your dad will love it

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 01:59 AM

Very neat looking box Dustin, I like the curl on the lid.

How did you make the feet and what are the round about dimensions of the box ?

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 12-21-2009 02:03 AM

That’s going to look great with finish on it! Nice details.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 02:09 AM

The feet I made by running a board over my table saw blade at an angle and then rounding a part off with a router. I sanded it down to make the curves a little smother. Then I just cut the angles with my miter saw and glued them together with 5 min epoxy. I think I read how to do this in a magazine a while back. This was my first attempt. The box was 15 3/4” by 8 3/4”. The dimensions of the box were designed around the lid because I wanted to keep as much of that curl as possible. Thanks!

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#6 posted 12-21-2009 02:21 AM

Thanks Dustin for the info.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 12-21-2009 06:07 AM

Wow very impressive, you did a great job one the box.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#8 posted 12-21-2009 06:14 AM

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 12-21-2009 03:54 PM

The box looks really nice, and I agree, the feet add that special something to it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#10 posted 12-26-2009 10:34 PM

Sweet! I love that box. Keep up the good work :o)

-- Tao = "The Way". Norris Tennessee

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#11 posted 11-21-2017 02:45 PM

I also like this box. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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