These pieces wanted to become boxes, not a cutting board

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Project by brg posted 11-12-2013 05:56 PM 1815 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was planning to create a cutting board using this pattern and made 10-11 pieces that I planned to glue up into a board (three original pieces can be seen on 4th and 5th picture), but I didn’t very much like the result when I dry-assembled.
Therefore I thought about other ways on how to use these pieces. Just about then, my wife asked for a small bin/box/container for sea salt and this looked like a good idea to make. Also the size was matching well.
I made the first box a bit taller, so that it could handle 1kg (~2 pounds) of salt, that is the most common package size for salt here.
Second box will be used as a present. Third and fourth are also on the way (last two images), don’t know yet, what to do with them.

Made out of walnut and birch. Finished with Rustic furniture oil only from outside, inside is natural.

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 06:48 PM

Nice conversion and great looking boxes.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 06:54 PM

good save

like the splines
running up the corners

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 07:14 PM

Nice job. You could start a whole new line.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 08:30 PM

Very cool conversion….well done indeed….

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 11-12-2013 09:20 PM

You never know where you will end when enter garage or workshop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-12-2013 10:46 PM

Nicely done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 12:43 AM

I’m glad you made the boxes. Stunning! Kudos for letting your creativity take over. It’s easier to be safe. You didn’t play it safe and now you have some spectacular boxes.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 11-13-2013 05:04 AM

very nice boxes. I like the transition piece between each side.

Great build for sure.

Thanks for sharing

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 11-13-2013 05:51 AM

They look very nice, a good save.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 11-13-2013 09:26 AM

Well done, Looks great….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 11-13-2013 11:25 AM

Great looking little boxes…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 11-13-2013 02:22 PM

I prefer to call this design on the fly, as most projects start one way in my head but almost always end up the way THEY want to be.

Excellent work, they are very nice.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#13 posted 11-15-2013 04:25 PM

Great save and use of the beautiful patterns, make lovely boxes. Like the wood combo and finish. Great job!

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#14 posted 11-18-2013 03:01 AM

I like these a lot. I think you have inspired me to try this.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#15 posted 11-18-2013 10:29 AM

Good to hear. Thank you all for the warm feedback.

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