Pretty Fancy Box

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Project by robscastle posted 03-07-2013 02:21 AM 1510 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is a direct result of being bored with the constant rain.
Apart from that I wanted to see if my compound saw could do repeatable cuts with enough accuracy for a box builders eye.

The inserts were measured and drilled out with a forstner bit then cut in half

The box frame was some pieces of pine, the inserts the same material and the top and bottom MDF
The usual process for making a box was followed.
I made everything dry fitted it up then glued everything together, let it set then sawed it open, fitted an old piano hinge and suitcase catch and then put everthing in.
It looked a bit bland so,

The top gets a makeover!.
The 3mm MDF top was then enhanced by adding some beading, this was some I made on my spindle shaper some time ago and was “just lying around” not being satisfied with wasting enough time on it yet I then decided to break out my “craft’ stuff and silver and gold coat the beading using “Rub & Buff” and then Indian inked the frame.
I then applied clear sanding sealer to everything, not being content with that I then sprayed clear polyurethane over it again.

Oh and just in case my kids find it when they are cleaning out all my “crap” after I am gone I left a note for them!

Enjoy… and relate maybe.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 03:30 AM

Great note! Nice box for the tools

-- Harold

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 05:58 AM

Hello Harold AKA hjt,
Thanks for your kind words, I have always wondered what is a LJ donor? I see that you are one.
Robert Brennan

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 09:35 AM

Great job on this. Some day your kids will laugh at the note, then cherish it for the rest of their lives.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 10:42 AM

Yo monte

Thanks I hope they will see the humour in it too.
Hey how is the new mill going?

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 11:37 AM

I saw it as a diamond in the rough. Thought you could put tiny treasures from your kids childhood, in the lid and cover them with “mirror coat” type epoxy. Since the depth of the lid is perfect. Other than that, perfect chisel case.

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

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 12:23 PM

Hey! now there is food for thought !

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 09:16 PM

Looking good… hope the rain eases for the weekend…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 10-30-2016 10:47 PM

Looking good….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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