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Project by saproc posted 05-05-2012 10:06 PM 2624 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

yes another box just love making boxes. 300mm x150mm 170mm. this one is made from another piece of oak post that i accuired on my walks. it is pretty rugged piece of wood with nail hole and knots falling out as i am working the wood but i carried on regardless. i like to think it was worth it. As you can see it has two trays and a bottom compartment made from ash. finished in linseed oil and beeswax. my photography lets the project down a bit as they were taken on my phone. going back to my shed now to start on my next project. would you believe it ANOTHER BOX

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#1 posted 05-05-2012 10:51 PM

Very cool! I really like the latch and hinges. Not to mention the awesome wood.

-- 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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#2 posted 05-05-2012 10:58 PM

You did an excellent job on the box.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 12:27 AM

Nice. I like the hinges and latch. Nice touch. The “star fish” knot on the lid caught my eye right off.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 05-06-2012 02:20 AM

Nice job saving this ‘character’ wood. The hinges and latch are very well done. I have some holy cherry that I may now save from the wood stove.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 05-06-2012 03:51 AM

diddo, nice latch and hinges. AND I love receicled wood.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#7 posted 05-06-2012 01:33 PM

Really impressive, love the latch.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 05-06-2012 01:46 PM

I love your style Saproc! Must start walking around Scunthorpe if that’s what’s to be found:-) And must try one of those latches too!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#9 posted 05-06-2012 02:27 PM

You’ve got some fantastic details on this beautiful box. Now get yourself a camera and let us see some proper photos of it!

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

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#10 posted 05-06-2012 03:12 PM

It looks like a nice box out of rustic wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 05-06-2012 05:01 PM

I too would appreciate more detailed pictures. The hinge and latch are really interesting. Thank you.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#12 posted 05-06-2012 06:47 PM

Beautiful job on the box. I’ve got three I’m making right now, and I would love to locate plans for the latch and hinges.

-- Thinking you know something is the most perfect barrier to learning.

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#13 posted 05-06-2012 07:59 PM

Beautiful box! Kinda like my landscape timber house: you can call it rustic, but not crude.
You done good!
Have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#14 posted 05-06-2012 09:25 PM

I believe it! I hope to start making more boxes one day, if I ever finish all my jigs to make boxes with first… ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#15 posted 05-06-2012 09:45 PM

thanks for all your comments. it seems some of you like my catches. i am not very good at explaining how i do things. how ever i will start an exploded view of all the bit and pieces of the catch on google sketch up and post it on LJ. as i have sorted my two kids out as they have told me i spend to much time in my shed. until then cheerio

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