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Project by Ivan posted 08-01-2019 08:24 AM 449 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Those boxes I made as a baptism gift for twin brother and sister. Outside box was made of 17mm walnut, inner box 9mm plywood, letters scrollsawed beech. Dimensions 25×20x13cm, finish wood oil. Inner box is tight fit, but easy to open – initial open push by side button. I cut miters on tablesaw – not too perfect but I hide flaws – pretty challenging project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 08-01-2019 08:58 AM

ovo je više nego dobro
bi rekli po domaći da je to šteka,ne?

-- bambi

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#2 posted 08-01-2019 09:26 AM

Ivan, I like the idea of a drawer box. It is an innovative design. Your solution of the protruding button on the drawer is a good too. Nice job of illustrating with pictures how your design works.

When I have made something like this with a 45 fit all the way around, say for a lid, I make the 45 piece extra thick and fine tune it by taking some thickness off of the outside of the “lid” to make it smaller or some thickness off of the inside of the “lid” to make it larger.

Nice work. It is a real challenge to make everything square and true so the drawer fits nicely and slides.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 08-01-2019 10:55 AM

Really nice and creative design, Ivan. with all of those 45s I figured Boxguy Al would be all over this post ;-P

The scrollwork is excellent, they will have these for years.

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

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#4 posted 08-01-2019 11:34 AM

The push button is a very clever idea, great gift. Is that the birth date engraved on front? Is it burned or stamped?

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#5 posted 08-01-2019 12:02 PM

A push button, A clever way to push the drawer open. Nice work and a very nice gifts Ivan!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 08-01-2019 12:06 PM

Those are really nice. The push button idea is a great idea. Well done, Ivan.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#7 posted 08-01-2019 01:05 PM

The boxes turned out looking great Ivan. The idea of the push button is a new one on me. May be I can use this in a future build.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 08-01-2019 01:40 PM

Those look great Ivan. Nice design on the access button. I can see all those miters and ligning up the button must have been quite a challenge to get right. And you did great. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 08-01-2019 02:37 PM

Challenging to say the least Ivan! Great design!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#10 posted 08-01-2019 02:37 PM

It’s a creative design, well executed. The drawer design eliminates the need for hardware which is smart and efficient.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#11 posted 08-01-2019 03:21 PM

Thanks all for views and kind coments…you are all very supportive!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 08-01-2019 08:47 PM

These are really nice Ivan, first time I’ve seen a box that has a drawer to open instead of a lid. All your projects are so diversified, you can do a little bit of everything. I hope your business is doing well. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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#13 posted 08-02-2019 10:31 AM

Theese boxes look very nice and are clever constructions too. Great job, Ivan!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#14 posted 08-07-2019 04:46 AM

That is a real cool design, Ivan!!

Cheers. Jim

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

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#15 posted 08-09-2019 10:54 AM

Those are both very beautiful Ivan

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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