The Tiny Box

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Project by Matt0127 posted 10-12-2020 01:35 PM 730 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever started a project and after you created the base, you realized how small the project really is? This happened to me with this box. I was making one of the projects in Doug Stowe’s book—the book was the one entitled Tiny Boxes—and didn’t actually comprehend the size of the box until I created the carcass for the main box. 2” x 1.5” is really small! Nevertheless, I figured let’s see how I can do.

The box is made out of cherry with the herringbone inlay from cherry, walnut, and paduak. Because of the size, there were a couple of slips of the drill bit that I didn’t do a great job of making invisible. The box has hinges made out of 12 gauge wire and is held closed by two micro-magnets. I’m pretty sure my eyesight has gotten worse simply because of this project. LOL.

Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think.

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#1 posted 10-12-2020 08:24 PM

Purdy Matt!

I would have thought it was a lot larger, good call on the quarter 8^)
Plenty of work with the stacking of the woods, didi you make extra for an encore?

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#2 posted 10-12-2020 09:05 PM

Thanks. I have extra in my growing pile of “what should I do with these?” LOL.

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#3 posted 10-13-2020 12:32 AM

Cool tiny box, nice on the inlays

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 10-13-2020 11:21 AM

Wow pretty incredible on the details – Where did you find a magnet that small or did you have to use the shrink ray on it also ?

Pretty neat

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#5 posted 10-14-2020 01:11 AM

I think you can find anything on Amazon nowadays. The magnets are 1/8×1/16. They were almost impossible to not lose.

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