Small Box in Cedar

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Project by FloridaArt posted 07-28-2016 12:12 AM 1058 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July, 2016—Made with the band saw this started as a block of cedar compliments of my woodworking buddy, Sawdust Tom. This box is from a glue-up of cedar scraps from that log. A common question is, how does the lid stay on? See close-up photo of the underside of the lid, which has a lip. The coffee K-cup is shown for scale.

The process to make a box like this is as follows:
1) Cut the overall shape.
2) With box on its side, slice off the top and bottom.
3) With box standing normally, cut out the inside.
4) From the inside piece that is cut out, turn on its side and slice off the top (to use as a lip for the lid).
5) Glue the body together where the blade entered to cut out the inside.
6) Glue the bottom back on.
7) Glue to lip to the underside of the top (lid).
8) Sand smooth.
9) Apply finish. (I used Waterlox gloss on this.)
10) Flock the inside.

Thanks for looking.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 07-28-2016 12:48 AM

Sounds simple, now just do it. Nice job Art.

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#2 posted 07-28-2016 01:30 AM

I’d say you used that log to make some pretty items

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#3 posted 07-28-2016 02:56 AM

nice group of projects

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#4 posted 07-28-2016 11:14 AM

Nice bs box Art

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#5 posted 07-29-2016 11:03 AM

I enjoy making these type of containers, I’ve made several of them, two of them I have setup in my newly updated bathroom, one for Q-tips and the other for cotton balls, I made them out of Chinaberry.

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