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Shop was getting way too many pieces of scrap wood, scattered around in the shop…sorted out the worst of the mess into the burn barrel, the remains?


were sorted through, and all were resawn down a bit…at least they were close to the same thickness..


Plus a few "panels"...


Figured I could make a couple boxes out of this mess, while practizing my skills, such as they are, on joinery..
One box uses through dovetails, the other uses hand cut finger joints…

Sides weren't quite tall enough, so they are now 2 piece glue-ups

Larger box is 8" wide, with 4-1/2" sides, stands 4-1/2" tall. Other box 7-1/4" by 5", and stands 3-1/2" tall.
Hardware from Hobby Lobby. each box got 2 coats of Amber Shellac.

There is a build blog about both boxes.
Thanks for looking in!

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The usual very nice boxes. Really nice pictures as well.
 

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Nice project!
 

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had you called me, I'd have picked all that up 'cause none of my scrap pieces have hand cut dovetails or even finger joints

Nice job getting things sorted out and not burned
 

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Wonderful work again sir. A real trash to treasure project
 

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They look very good Bandit. I may be following you and a few others down that road of boxes and hand cut dovetails. Need to get the Moxon Vise built first.
 

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Nice use of "scraps," Bandit. I like the wilder grain on the taller box.
 

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Cool boxes bandit...

Thanks for putting a face on that scrap bin…


that nearly every jock boasts about but never prove.

Hope these two have a purpose and don't suffer the common bowl turners dilemma of what the hell do I do with it.

I have a twisted weird view of handcut dovetails, however, it doesn't detract from the quality of your creations.
 

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I don't know if it is the fact that this was scrap material or the finish, or the hardware but these boxes look like antiques!
Nice work!
 

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There's always enough scrap to build a box. The best way I know to improve my joining skills is creating boxes from leftovers. Well-made and well displayed.
 

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Very nice boxes. Hard to believe they were made from scraps.
 

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Very nice! And a great use of scraps!
 

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Nice! Good scrap salvage ;)
 
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