CVS Inspired Clutter Press

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Project by DeLayne Peck posted 04-28-2019 08:14 PM 1041 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let’s admit it. For many of us, our shop is essentially a playpen. And some times, the tools we want to play with are in search of a project. That’s true in this case. I had a powerful hankering to get back to my turning lathe and try out a new spline cutting jig.

So, an irritant is the lame purpose of this project, namely CVS Pharmacy. A prescription purchase from CVS comes with a receipt that can be as long a 5 feet. My wife and I have a lot of prescriptions. As a result, our beautiful antique Hooser Hutch was buried in a huge pile of long curly coupons and other paper clutter. I am not a couponer and I know when to keep my mouth shut.

Project Details: Red oak with walnut trim. Interior dimensions 8” X 11 1/2”. The Rockler spline jig produced fine corner cuts easily. The splines are intentionally a 1/16th proud for an interesting effect. The lid is loose and floats on the clutter as a press. Natural unstained wood, 2 coats of Minwax Poly.

Did it work? NO! The press is becoming buried in coupons.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#1 posted 04-28-2019 11:04 PM

Nice looking press/box or for whatever purpose you decide. And, hat.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 04-29-2019 01:34 AM

Great Idea. Now if you can just figure out a way for it to automatically move the pressed receipts to the recycling bin….

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 04-29-2019 04:41 AM

Cool deatils on corners…I like the turned part.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-29-2019 04:11 PM

The idea and the project are great. I don’t think you can claim your medical bills anymore though.


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#5 posted 04-29-2019 05:31 PM

I am very familiar with the CVS receipts as my daughter uses that pharmacy.
The receipts are so long they remind me of toilet paper for the narrow minded
I understand why your Clutter Press was overrun so quickly.

Regardles, the press stands out, nice looking project!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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