Coffee boxes

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Project by jamsomito posted 12-22-2018 01:53 PM 1094 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these boxes as christmas gifts this year. These took a ton of effort and time. I really need to start considering more simple things. But it was a blast and I learned a ton again.

Borrowed some elements from the Greene and Greene style with the proud “breadboard ends,” and pillowed finger joints.

Wood is walnut and cherry, with small brass escutcheon pins. Finish is 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal (only had time for 2), and buffed with a brown paper bag, smooth as silk.

Left the inside unfinished so it can hold coffee beans and look good on the kitchen counter. I was originally planning a gasket on the lid because I wasn’t sure I could make it fit tight enough, but I got a perfect friction fit in the end which made me really happy.

Made 9 in all. C&C welcome.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-22-2018 06:09 PM

Nice work on the coffee boxes. They should really like them with the neat joints in them.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 12-22-2018 07:20 PM

I’m not familiar with these things…. definitely something I’d like to try my hand at ! Merry Christmas.

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#3 posted 12-22-2018 11:13 PM

Wow. Really cool design and I love the G&G style joinery. Merry Christmas

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 12-24-2018 06:30 AM

Great looking design. Those wide overlaping fingerjoints and brass dovels look so good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-01-2019 09:17 PM

I did not see them last year.. cool idea.

-- Petey

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