Little Oaken Box

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Project by bandit571 posted 11-20-2018 05:11 PM 814 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a pile of leftovers from that Microwave Oven Cabinet….resawed a few pieces down…just scraps, really.
Glue-ups for the front and back raised panels, end panels came from a 1/2” by 6” cut-off. Lid is a solid piece, fro a cut-off of the 1×12. Steel, domed foot pads. Three coats of Amber Shellac. A small handle on each end.

Size: Top is 3/4” x 7” x 11-3/4”. Box is 6-1/2” x 11-1/4””. Stands about 9-1/8” tall, counting the lid.

Mainly White Oak. Panel for the bottom is 1/4” Luann plywood, also from leftovers.
Corner joints are Tongue and Groove joints, no other fasteners were used.
Panels were raised using a hand plane, or two. They sit in 1/4”x 1/4” grooves, made with the Stanley No. 45.
Nice way to use up a pile of left=over scraps.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 11-20-2018 05:20 PM

Another stellar job on building the Oak box…..It’s always nice to use scrap material up on a small project like this…it turned out good, and you really know how to put a plane to work….!! Looks like you have plenty of them to work with….!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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#2 posted 11-20-2018 05:35 PM

A Box with some character!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 11-20-2018 07:09 PM

Nicely done and an excellent scrap “rescue” too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 11-20-2018 08:03 PM

Simply wonderful – I enjoyed the build blog.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#5 posted 11-20-2018 10:07 PM

Nice job!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 11-21-2018 02:26 AM

Very nice use of “scraps”. ;)

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#7 posted 11-21-2018 01:41 PM

Turned out nice… like a baby hope chest :^)

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#8 posted 11-21-2018 03:45 PM

No bad for a bunch of scraps.

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#9 posted 11-21-2018 08:34 PM

That came out nice! Love the color.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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