two little boxes

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Project by jdh122 posted 08-17-2013 10:51 AM 1805 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two little boxes, one a valet box for me, the other for a temp secretary we had at work. The sides are white ash, top and bottom red oak. The oak comes from pallets, but I had to rive the wood out with a froe, the only way I could figure out how to re-saw the 2 inch thick pallet wood with nails every few inches. The black lines on the inside are the nail holes. The hinge is just a dowel pivot.
The ash is very hard to plane – the last time I worked with some from the same batch I had to scrape for hours. But I recently ground a 15 degree back bevel (thanks Leonard Lee) on my smoother and it planed up the ash great.
I wish I had made the tails smaller on the dovetails.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 12:10 PM

Nice looking boxes—I like the ash and oak.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 01:55 PM

Great looking box. I always like to see things made with recycled wood.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 02:07 PM

Very nice work. I’ll bet the Temp loved hers.

-- 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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#4 posted 08-21-2013 03:57 PM

Neat boxes! Like the wood combo and great use of pallet woods. Well done!

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