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Project by sirthinkalot posted 11-17-2019 06:58 PM 561 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All The box is made of box elder , walnut and epoxy. The sides are made from some wormy box elder that I had.

I put some little led lights around the perimeter of the bottom that lights up the epoxy. I have a new appreciation
for all you guys and girls that make boxes with nice joint work etc. I have some toungue and groove joints on ther side panels but the others are just butt joints. I was a bit pressed for time to get this to my daughter as a med school graduation gift. I would have liked to have had the lid hinged as opposed to just lift off butt I found it tough to figure that out with the design I had used. Maybe in the future…. comments and critique welcome :) thanks Rick





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#1 posted 11-17-2019 07:44 PM

Holly crap that is beautiful!

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#2 posted 11-17-2019 08:06 PM

I second that.

Box elder and walnut, jeez, what an awesome combo. The live edge tray divider is very original, I am stealin that one——-maybe. Oh, and the handles on the top, also very original, love it.

What is the mechanism to turn the lights on/off?

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#3 posted 11-17-2019 08:56 PM

Love this box.
The second pic really showcases the great design!
So much to really like about this build.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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#4 posted 11-17-2019 09:19 PM

Very cool design, does it plug in or is it battery operated?

-- John D, OP, KS

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#5 posted 11-18-2019 01:07 AM

Everything about this box is a staggering concept in ” out of the box ” thinking and execution.
Kudos to you sirthinkalot

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 11-18-2019 03:26 AM

thanks for the comments guys/girls . I should have put a pic of the lighting.I used a short string of small led
lights that run off batteries, The switch housing is 1/8” thick and fit nicely below the bottom panel. the lights
themselves are are glued just out of sight below the bottom tray ledge.
wildwood feel free to steal at will :)

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#7 posted 11-18-2019 10:07 AM

Outstanding…

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#8 posted 11-18-2019 12:40 PM

Beautiful

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#9 posted 11-18-2019 01:50 PM

WOW Thats all i can say

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#10 posted 11-18-2019 02:02 PM

Very impressive box. I like the results of all the choices you made. Box elder is beautiful.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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