The Original Flip Open Box

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Project by dan mosheim posted 04-20-2008 03:32 PM 4587 views 36 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know exactly what I’m doing on this site as my pictures seem to be chopped off, but I have finally gotten it together to post the article I wrote in Fine Woodworking in 1980 about a flip open box on my blog. This is defionitely not my original design, and I can’t remember how it all came about that I started making them, but I did write the article. Soooo, if anyone’s still interested in the flip open box …. Here’s where to go …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 04-20-2008 04:05 PM

You’re pictures will appear chopped in the top display until you click on them.
Very nice box.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#2 posted 04-20-2008 05:05 PM

Great looking little box.

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

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#3 posted 04-20-2008 05:58 PM

Now if I shank this project, I will have no excuses. Thanks again, Dan for taking time out of your schedule to find this material. Let me say that I’m thrilled to see you joined up here, and hope you find the site as enjoyable as we all do. Welcome.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 04-20-2008 08:01 PM

That box is so cool! I liked it immediately. It’s certain that I’ll be making one of those. Thanks for posting the instructions.

-- Greg, CT

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#5 posted 04-20-2008 09:16 PM

This is a great design. Congratulation on the Fine Woodworking fame. I like this box a lot… I think I’ll make one too.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 04-21-2008 12:59 AM

Very nice box that has lasted the test of time Dan.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 04-21-2008 01:30 AM

Hi Dan,

This is a nice box. Thanks for the link to the construction pdf as well.

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

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#8 posted 04-21-2008 02:48 AM

Very nice project.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 04-21-2008 06:49 AM

Thanks for the post. And thanks for the link to the goods. I enjoyed reading everything.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 04-21-2008 11:27 PM

Very cool design – thanks

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#11 posted 04-22-2008 01:48 AM

Hello Dan, nice to meet you. I just spent a bunch of time over at your blog. You do some really nice stuff, sir. Thanks a bunch for sharing. I plan to keep an eye out for you.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 04-22-2008 02:05 AM

hey Dan … you old woodworker you ! great posting

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 04-22-2008 05:42 AM


-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 04-22-2008 11:53 AM

I have to make one for me. What a great use of cut offs and other wood.

-- making sawdust....

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#15 posted 04-25-2008 03:02 AM

I remember that box…......I made a couple when that came out. I think I gave both of them away.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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