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Project by hairy posted 08-09-2019 06:01 PM 468 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another project that has been banging around inside my head for years. I started in January,and had to put it on hold for a few months of remodeling. It’s tough getting back into something, at least for me.

Then it got put on hold again for another couple months. I wondered if I would ever get done.

To compound my problems, I made 2 at the same time. That’s a lot of things to keep track of. I’m glad I hung in there, these will be gifts.

The big tray will lift out, there is a 1/4” space under the tray when installed. A money stash.

The box is spline mitered, the trays are rabbet joints.

The insert in the top is laminated hardboard.

14” x 14” x 5 and 1/2” Cherry and Baltic Birch ply. Mohawk Dead Flat lacquer and wax.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#1 posted 08-09-2019 06:08 PM

Really neat design. I try to batch projects at times – does require extra care to keep track of pieces/cuts. Very nice gifts!!

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#2 posted 08-09-2019 06:18 PM

Pretty clever and good looking organizer/box

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 08-09-2019 06:33 PM

Nice! I wonder if my sweetie would approve of something like that for keeping things in. My “put things in a pile on the dining room table until I get to them” filing system makes her… unhappy. Favorite added.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 08-10-2019 04:46 AM

nice lap desks hairy.

-- Think safe, be safe

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DeLayne Peck

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#5 posted 08-10-2019 06:25 PM

Love the antique quality. Very well done.

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

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#6 posted 08-12-2019 12:35 PM

This is a great project.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 08-13-2019 04:59 AM

Hairy, very practical project. Beautifully made and really good progress photos.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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