Ode to Andy and CharlieM1958 box

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Project by JoeCool posted 11-14-2010 10:46 PM 1641 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

CharlieM1958 thought my last handle was a bit big, so I set out to make a lighter looking handle. I was just going to have two of these arches cross, but then I had cut out a several of them on my scroll saw and one thing led to another and the Levitt Shell here in Memphis came to mind. This one is for my wife and she has a very small Nativity set that she will place in it at Christmas time. Shellac finish, entire bottom portion of box is ceder, top is birds eye maple, handle is hard maple 1/4 inch thick, box is about 4” by 9”, some shaping in honor of Andy. I worked on my table saw and fixed the problem I was having with my 45 degree angles for the mitered corners of the box, but I am still having problems making the inset for the lid with the router as perfect has Andy does. Ceder is light but it sprinters to easy it seems when I was trying to router the inset for the lid.

-- Joe Cool

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#1 posted 11-14-2010 10:53 PM

Quite a unique design. I thought of the Hollywood Bowl when I saw it. That is a gorgeous piece of birdseye you used for the top.

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 10:56 PM

Extremely nice My friend I dodn’t believe I ever seen something like this before. I normally look for benches or jigs that have been built, but Yours made Me stop and look at the beautifull piece! Thankyou

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#3 posted 11-14-2010 11:38 PM

This is quite unique, a wild handle and wood.
Cedar is very hard to cut without splintering, so congrats on this box!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 12:47 AM

Very unique. So, will she be storing the nativity set inside this box when not being displayed? A very practical box indeed.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 08:31 PM

that is a good idea about storing the nativity set in the box, I will mention it to her mmh

-- Joe Cool

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 04:20 AM

Very nice, my wife collects nativity scenes and I could see her wanting something similar for one of her sets.

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