A Little Scrap Box

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I’ve finally gotten back in my shop. My last trip down to the shop reminded me that I’m extremely allergic to cocobolo. As it turns out I’m also mildly allergic to walnut now too.

I decided to make a little box from red oak scrap. I forgot how tough this stuff is to machine as it tears out something awful. I worked through it with some compromises in box size and a care free attitude.

It’s 5” x 2.5”. I didn’t have any hinges so I’ll get something for it another day. It was just nice to be down in the shop cutting wood.

No hand tools were harmed in the making of this little box. It’s entirely machined with jointer, planer, table saw, band saw and router table.



-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#1 posted 11-29-2018 04:36 AM

I’m just starting to get into this whole thing and our box is an ideal example of how to get me feet wet… nice job.

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#2 posted 11-29-2018 04:45 AM

Mot: Glad to see you back again.

Nice little box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 11-29-2018 06:41 AM

Well you do like an adventure don’t you!

Love the box… reminds me of my journey: I just wanted to make a box; any box

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 11-29-2018 08:17 AM

Really nice box.

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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Matt Vredenburg

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#5 posted 11-29-2018 03:35 PM

looks great. Nice work. I have the same saw as well….and love it.

-- Matt, Arizona

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 11-29-2018 04:42 PM

Go Mot, go!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#7 posted 11-30-2018 03:07 AM

Thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 12-01-2018 01:26 AM

Mot , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 12-02-2018 06:33 PM

Thanks for sharing. Very nice work.

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Charlie Kilian

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#10 posted 12-12-2018 09:06 PM

Allergic to walnut!! That’s the saddest thing I have ever heard. I’m so sorry. :-/

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