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Project by James Lango posted 10-13-2010 07:02 AM 4048 views 15 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister asked for a type of “organizer” for her scrap booking material.. 7hrs later is was finished. Dovetailed drawers, 1/4” ply runners, rabbited back, etc.. thrown together with good jointery, glue, and some brads. Made from scraps laying around the shop. I was very happy with it, but kinda upset that its not a hardwood. Reminds me of a machinest chest. I didnt think it was going to look so nice and be so strong. This thing will stay in the family for years to come.

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#1 posted 10-13-2010 07:04 AM

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#2 posted 10-13-2010 07:33 AM

That looks real good James.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 10-13-2010 07:58 AM

Nice! My wife was asking me about making something similar for her scrapbooking stuff, but I hadn’t really planned anything out yet. Thinking that I may have to “borrow” your design! :)

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#4 posted 10-13-2010 09:27 AM

Hey james,
Sweet design and nice finish…well done.

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#5 posted 10-13-2010 09:42 AM

Your sister are a lucky woman to have you!
She will enjoy this for sure.
Well done.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 10-13-2010 11:52 AM

Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 10-13-2010 12:12 PM

I have been looking for a design to hold my rock collection. This could be perfect! Very nice

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#8 posted 10-13-2010 01:37 PM

Looks like a handy trinket. Nice job. Have you thought about a little edge banding on the plywood?

-- Life is good.

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#9 posted 10-13-2010 01:58 PM

Great idea, well made and I would make one just like it for a tool box. Great job.

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#10 posted 10-13-2010 02:05 PM

Very nice

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 10-13-2010 03:35 PM

Nice job. She will enjoy it

Thanks for sharing


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#12 posted 10-13-2010 04:05 PM

That is a nice sturdy case that looks to be made for the task.Tha tis cool the way you made the top come down and look like the drawer fronts.
One suggestion that I have used to hide end grain and dado’s for drawer runners is to put thin strips of veneer over the edges to dress it up and hide the end grain.

Thanks for sharing…........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 10-13-2010 05:53 PM

Great piece. The softwood should be fine with scrapbooking supplies – light weight, minimal wear. Good clean design.

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#14 posted 10-13-2010 06:38 PM

Very well built!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 10-13-2010 08:54 PM

Very nice. Especially considering you built it in one day. Cool box. I agree that it would make a nice tool box.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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