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Project by timo posted 07-17-2010 06:10 PM 11202 views 15 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been collecting old wooden military boxes for years. I decided to build one of My own based on an ammo box I have. It’s made of cypress with mahogany straps, the silding tray inside is cherry and the hardware
is stainless boat hatch hinges and locker hasps. The rope handles are 5/8th nylon with crown knot ends. Had to do a little brushing up on the rope work cause it’s been a while since I’ve done any. That’s another
craft in itself. I used to enjoy playing with rope back in My sailing days. Im surely no expert at knotwork but,
can still tie the basic knots and a few fancy ones. Like anything else practice makes perfect. Well, back out to the shop to make dust….............................................Tim

-- Timo, Honduras

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#1 posted 07-17-2010 06:21 PM

Hey Tim, That’s a nice looking box! Love the contrast between the cypress and the mahogany, really makes it pop.


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#2 posted 07-17-2010 08:49 PM

I wuoldn´t call that an ammobox it´s tooo niiice for that
but ceeping memoriels in woooood be right
and your knot skill ain´t bad either :—)
one more box but with different size ,wood be a great toolbox to show your skill with


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#3 posted 07-17-2010 10:17 PM

I love the inside of this box.
Great work.


-- R

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#4 posted 07-18-2010 12:07 AM

Great box…nice rope fancy work too.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 07-18-2010 02:05 AM

Great box!! Welcome to LJ.

How is the rope on the inside? Another crown knot? I used to fool around with knots when I was a kid. Found out I was the one of the few who knew how to tie a knot yoiu could untie again when I stated in the trade.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 07-18-2010 03:02 AM

Another great looking box. You do some beautiful work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 07-20-2010 08:45 PM

Again, another nice project, how do you come up with these ideas?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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