Stamp Box

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Project by diggerdelaney posted 11-20-2018 04:19 PM 918 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another present made this time a box to keep some stamps in as well as a place for things like tweezers in the top tray. The lid is held in place by the top tray as I wanted the bottom to be quite shallow to make it easier to get the stamps out of the divisions.
Made from an old shelf unit of mahogany.
Top tray bottom is cherry veneer stuck together like ply as I did not have anything thin enough for that well I did have some modelling ply but it was dirty.
The dividers are American Black walnut which were offcuts from a local cabinet makers shop.
The lid liner which I put in is from a book of swatches from a local shop they were throwing away and is ideal for this purpose as I included it for somewhere to place the stamps while sorting them out.
The top of the lid is Ash. all of the wood is either recycled or straight from a tree and re-sawn and dried by myself.

It measures !0 1/4” X 7 3/4” X 1 3/4”

OK call me cheap skate if you like but 99% of the wood I have is from recycling or given to me as trunks. This did take a little while to complete as I spent time preparing wood to the correct dimensions.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 11-20-2018 04:33 PM

Cool Box !!! I really like how you did the little compartments inside.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 11-21-2018 03:45 AM

Derek, nice job. I like the look of the wood and the thought you put into the design. The best boxes are the ones designed to do a specific job. So, yours is in that category. I especially like your photos in this posting. They are clear and well done. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 11-21-2018 01:44 PM

Thank you.
I do not normally do flat work but enjoyed this build. A little in why I designed this as I did.

The design of the box is so that stamps can be sorted into different piles. The large area in the top tray is for tweezers and the like and the soft piece in the lid is somewhere to put stamps while sorting them out keeps them in one place and easier to just pick that up if you need to clear the table for dinner for example.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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