Fat Little Box

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 12-03-2007 07:26 PM 2333 views 6 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was just fooling around with some maple cutoffs. I usually don’t like to use 3/4” material for small boxes because it just seems too thick, aesthetically speaking. So I incorporated it into the design by purposely making the box look short and stout. I had a single big, clunky butt hinge lying around the shop, and figured it fit in with the motif. Finish is multiple coats of wipe-on poly. I plan to put this on top of my piano and use it to hold the guitar picks I’m always misplacing.

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

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#1 posted 12-03-2007 07:44 PM

Nice, Charlie! No crossword puzzles? I like the little box. I’m always losing guitar picks, but I think my son is stealing them.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 12-03-2007 07:49 PM

Very nice. The fatness of it works for me.

You use guitar picks on your piano? Must be a Big Easy thing.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-03-2007 07:52 PM

Hmmm, Steve, now that you mention it, maybe that is the problem with my playing.

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

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#4 posted 12-03-2007 08:20 PM

Neat looking! I like it.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 12-03-2007 08:25 PM

Thanks, Mark. Good to see you here. I hope you are feeling better.

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

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#6 posted 12-03-2007 09:22 PM

creative thinker—hit a barrier? Incorporate it into the plan!
And a lovely end result.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 12-03-2007 09:43 PM

That box is PHAT! (And Fat.) Very cool. I like the single hinge, I don’t think I have ever seen that before.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 12-04-2007 12:05 AM

It’s just asking to be held in the hand. Nice contrast of colours. What’s the dark wood?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#9 posted 12-04-2007 12:31 AM

As my little niece said to me once, “She’s not fat, she’s just juicy”. Juicy box, Charlie.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#10 posted 12-04-2007 12:35 AM

Juicy and SWEEET !!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#11 posted 12-04-2007 12:39 AM

Thanks, Guys!

Stewart, the dark wood is plain old american walnut.

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

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#12 posted 12-04-2007 12:54 AM

Charlie -

Very cool! I love the scale and the “mono-hinge”. I agree with Stuart . . . it is begging to be picked up and held!


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#13 posted 12-04-2007 01:46 AM

very cool….i love it!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 12-04-2007 02:12 AM

nice box charlie ! i like the stripe in front also . picks and pencils are two things ive got layin all over the house and can never locate one .

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#15 posted 12-04-2007 05:20 AM

It looks about the right size for a deck of cards. I think it’s really neat, Charlie.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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