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Back in the shop to make more presents.
This one is a guitar pick box for a good friend.
Top is walnut, bottom is maple. 1 1/8" high x 3 1/2" at the widest point.
A few coats of wipe on poly, waxed and buffed
The top pivots on a 1/8" copper rod…and locks closed with 2 imbedded 1/8" rare earth magnets

No pick box is complete without picks.
There are 3 tulip wood, and 2 rosewood picks…standard size

Everything cut with my Dewalt scroll saw

thanks for looking, and happy holidays

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...and the green bottom is flocking
 

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Very nice! I'm going to make something similar, and I wonder if you've has problems with the magnets being TOO magnetic. Even at 1/8", they seem to hold like glue.
 

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John,
I made a heart box based on the same formula, only I used 3/8" magnets. That was too much.
The 1/8" magnets work just right. Set them flush, and they should work just fine.
Make sure you check the polarity!!! or they will repel, and there's no way to get those magnets out.
 

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Steve,
The best luck that I've had with them is to combine a 1/8" magnet with a ferrous metal screw head. That way I don't have to worry about polarity and it seems to reduce the attraction (just enough) as opposed to two magnets. I also use a stop for alignment with the magnet being the "catch".
It's difficult to find just the right balance of magnetism so that you don't have to hold the box in order to open it.
But that's just me. I love your box just the way it is. :)
 

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Cool box. Steve!!
........Merry Christmas, Jim
 

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Very nice! Super hubs would love this! Hmmmm… ;)
 

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This is really cool. Great job
 

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This is really great! I teach and play guitar for a living so this really appeals to me. Great work, I'm sure your friend is going to love it
 

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Very clever, and nice looking.
 
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