A box for my micrometers

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Project by ic3ss posted 10-30-2018 10:21 PM 1140 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently picked these two micrometers up from a Craigslist ad. Once I got them all sorted out I decided I needed to keep them in a box for protection. I had this piece of Hard Maple left over from building my Roubo bench a few years ago. I resewed it to make the box and lid and went at it with the router.. I got a set of hinges and some rare earth magnets for the closures. Only hangup was a chunk was taken out on one of the corners when I was beveling the edges. Oops.

I didn’t have any template or anything like a router guide so I just drew an outline in pencil and did it by eye. It certainly isn’t anything that would be mistaken for a factory made box from Starrett but it holds these two, with the standard included, just fine.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day.


-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#1 posted 10-31-2018 01:55 AM

Nice micrometer box, good job ic3ss.

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#2 posted 10-31-2018 01:58 AM

Nice protection for you mikes! L like the magnet closure!!


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

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#3 posted 10-31-2018 03:00 AM

Nice work, they came out great. Always good to organize things so they are ready for use.

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#4 posted 10-31-2018 08:37 AM

Awesome fit storage.

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