Key Safe

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Project by bandit571 posted 06-23-2021 01:46 PM 719 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Leftovers from the last project, were resawn…

Planed smooth..

Lid/door is a book-match…corner joints are 1/4” x 1/4” box/finger joints…sawn and chopped with hand tools

Back is a 1/4” plywood panel. Sides of the case were too thin to mill grooves to hold the panel. Panel is glued to hardwood “slips”

Key emblem on the door was scrollsawn from 1/4” thick Ash, painted with silver spray paint, and attached with 3 screws.

2 coats of gloss Poly, on top of a stain. Tried to get the grain to wrap around all four sides…

There is a box/tray in the bottom, to hold wayward keys that nobody remembers where they go. Bar that hold 4 cup hooks is screwed in place through the back panel…a Magnetic latch holds the door shut…

Something a bit different than the usual Box Projects I do…

Thanks for looking in!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 06-23-2021 02:11 PM

Dan! What good is a Safe with the Keys inside:) Nice Job!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 06-23-2021 04:52 PM

Nice – organization type projects are the ones that are the most appreciated!

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#3 posted 06-23-2021 05:46 PM

Nice little box, Bandit!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 06-23-2021 07:37 PM

Nice one Bandit! I am a big fan of the hand re-sawing. Do you do any pre-kerfing or just get into it?

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#5 posted 06-23-2021 09:07 PM

Nice job Bandit!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 06-23-2021 09:20 PM

I use the tablesaw to “kerf” all the way around….boards averaged about 5-6” wide. Bandsaw produces more waves than the North Sea….

Hated to just throw away such great looking grain….figured a way to use some of it…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 06-23-2021 09:48 PM

Nice work Bandit

-- Petey

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#8 posted 06-23-2021 11:43 PM

Good looking key safe Bandit! I like the decoration, nice touch.

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 06-23-2021 11:50 PM

Looks nice! A lot better than the brass chicken with hooks on the bottom in our house. :/

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 06-23-2021 11:55 PM

Nice job, Bandit. The scrollsawn key is a nice touch.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#11 posted 06-24-2021 12:52 AM

Looks good bandit.

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#12 posted 06-24-2021 02:45 AM

Good key safe, artfully done by the master. Nice job.

-- Ron

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#13 posted 06-24-2021 11:47 AM

I really like the style of this safe. Excellent job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 06-24-2021 03:24 PM

Next question Bandit. The TS kerf, do you max it out depth wise or just a medium sized kerf to get started?

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#15 posted 06-24-2021 03:37 PM

TS kerf: saw is an 8” version….runs an 8-1/4” blade…..I can’t get very deep even with the blade all the way up

Blade is at full depth

Less for the handsaw to cut through. Doesn’t take very long, full strokes with a 28” saw blade on a D8 with 5-1/2ppi.

That had been sharpened up a few days before..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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