a couple of boxes

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Project by Randy posted 06-29-2011 04:48 PM 1985 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to get into box making for a while now, so i made these two prototypes in order to test the water.
I made the bandsaw box out of some cedar pickets i had left over from my fence. This was my first time to ever use a band saw and i think im hooked. The pulls are made from curly maple and purple heart. (cuttoff that a friend had laying around) Thanks Big D.

The other box is made out of pine and walnut. I never intended to complete the box, (which is why i chose pine) I was just trying my hand at miter keys and barbed hinges.

On the bandsaw box, I am totally open to suggestions on sanding. I purchased a sanding drum kit for my drill press that worked pretty good, but i would like to explore alternatives. (spindle sander is not in my budget)

thanks for looking

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 06-29-2011 05:15 PM

Very nice!

How did you like using the barbed hinges? I’ve been wanting to give them a try, but haven’t got around to it yet.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-29-2011 05:18 PM

For the price, the Ryobi spindle sander at Home Depot is a good investment. I have had mine for about 5 years and use it all the time with no problems.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#3 posted 06-29-2011 06:43 PM

Charlie, the barbed hinges are ok. I need to come up with a better way of installing them. I used my drill press with a little saw blade thingy and a jig i made. It works but its not 100% accurate. When i get around to making some more, im going to put a little more thought into it. The back of the box and lid is also a little tricky with the barbed hinges. I cut a chamfer on both, but the trick is figuring out how to cut them so the box will open 90 degrees. I think its a good method, i just need to play with it some more.

Thanks Bearpaw, I’ll check it out.

-- RKWoods

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 06-29-2011 07:40 PM

While you are checking out spindle sanders, give the Rigid oscillating spindle/belt sander a look. Ir won’t break the budget, either.

BTW Bear Paw, I don’t think HD carries the Ryobi any longer. At least, the one close to me doesn’t and I couldn’t find it on the HD web site.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 06-29-2011 09:54 PM

Wow Randy, before you know it you will quit your job and go pro

They look great


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