More Boxes (With Tops-ez)

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Project by rance posted 07-09-2012 03:21 AM 2862 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some more boxes I built a while back.

Pic 1/2/3 – Mahogany sides with Quilted Maple top. Pinned the corners with yellow toothpicks. I like this method for the same reason Andy does. No messy glue to clean up.

Pic 4 – Slanted Mahogany sides with a simple Maple top.

Pic 5/6 – From my set of Boxes but no Tops-ez . Oak box with a naughty Maple top. Velvet cloth in the bottom.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#1 posted 07-09-2012 11:29 AM

All are way kool rance. That Quilted Maple is a total wow factor

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 07-09-2012 11:37 AM

Nice jobs. Unique one-of-a-kind designs. You’re giving me some ideas. Thanks.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#3 posted 07-09-2012 12:42 PM

Neat boxes,Rance!!!...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-09-2012 09:36 PM

Very nice boxes and I really like the lids! Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 07-09-2012 09:39 PM

Is the top on 1/2/3 solid wood? Does it feel uncomfortably heavy compared to the box? It looks lovely, I am just wondering about the weight for a lid. A beautiful piece of wood.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#6 posted 07-09-2012 10:46 PM

Number 3 is my favorite. Very nice

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#7 posted 07-10-2012 12:21 AM

COOL group of boxes…
... very nice.

Thank you.

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#8 posted 07-10-2012 01:52 AM

I like all of those. You laid your hands on some very nice wood. I would have resawed the top on the first one to see how far I could make that beautiful wood go! Question: on the last box- did you complete the box and then saw the corners off? Don’t think I’ve seen that exact corner yet, but I like it. Another question: Pic # 4- Similar question; did you finish the build and then taper the sides? Not sure my TS blade will raise that high (or the box is shorter than it looks).

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

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#9 posted 07-12-2012 05:51 AM

Thank you all for the kind coments.

Kay, yes it is solid but it doesn’t seem too heavy, but I can see how the photo could be deceiving. The saving grace is that it is only about 3.5” square. Otherwise I think you would be right. Chamfering the edges and adding a knob or lift would be an alternative. Given the design, the lid is even reversible.

Andy, the lid came from my buddy’s scrap bin. I could have possibly resawed it. Maybe next time? Yes, I built both boxes square and then did the ‘modifications’. I think you’ll end up with cleaner splines that way. The box in pic 4 is probably less than 3” tall(including the lid).

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#10 posted 07-13-2012 01:06 AM

Thanks for the reply Rance.

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

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#11 posted 07-14-2012 10:17 AM

Folks, picture don’t do these full justice. Rance does some very nice work. And, he’s very creative – some might say disturbed – but I say innovative! It’s fun to see what he’s going to do next and he doesn’t get all his work up here!

Keep up the Creativity, Rance.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#12 posted 07-14-2012 01:37 PM

I like all of them, Ranse. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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