Small Box for picks

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Project by RCT posted 03-07-2008 08:04 PM 1892 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the box I made as a gift for Christmas ‘07. She stores her guitar picks in it? The pick in the shots for sizing. This project started as a hand plane. Purple Heart, Yellow Heart, Cedar and high dollar hinges. Hinges cost $30.00 but they were the only ones I could find that would do what I wanted. It was all done with hand tools.


-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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#1 posted 03-07-2008 08:09 PM

Pretty cool box. She must have a lot of picks.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-07-2008 10:25 PM

cool box. what’s the special thing you wanted the hinges to do? 30$ is expensive for hinges. she’ll be able to store a lot of guitar picks in that. and keep them safe because my cousin plays guitar and he says that he needs to have around about 20 picks because if you make the mistake of putting it down you’re probably never gonna find it again. great job.

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#3 posted 03-07-2008 10:28 PM

Nice box.

I know what you mean about hinges being expensive. Lee Valley has some really inexpensive quadrant hinges that are pretty good. Nothing I would use on a $1,000 humidor, but good enough for the average box.

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

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#4 posted 03-07-2008 11:28 PM

This is a nice box. What can be done with nothing but hand tools never ceases to amaze me. Up until recently I really was lax in my use of hand tools. If I had to make a single cut I would invariably drag out my miter saw rather than do it by hand. But since joining this community I have a new appreciation of the effort and skill it takes to produce a project with hand tools.

Great post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-08-2008 03:01 AM

Good job! I like the finish for the lid.

-- --Chuck

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#6 posted 03-08-2008 08:04 AM

I like the way it opens from the long side. Nice job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 03-09-2008 05:49 AM

Beautiful little box. I like the hinges.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 03-09-2008 10:16 PM

Thank you all for in input!!!!

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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#9 posted 03-09-2008 10:23 PM

This is a nice box, and certainly a worthy purpose for it. What is the lining?

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#10 posted 03-10-2008 05:35 PM

Thanks the lining is some fake fur I got to reline a guitar case.

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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#11 posted 03-10-2008 08:05 PM

Cool. Good job on the project.

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#12 posted 03-10-2008 09:52 PM

Nice job – I really like the heartwood/sapwood on the lid.

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