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Walnut, Red Gum, Danish Oil
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the "Loft"
This is a small box I made up to house a few layout tools for shipping. 13" x 4" x 3" high, made from Walnut. Started out with some 4/4 Walnut and resawed it and planed down to 1/4" thickness. Mitered corners, with a Red Gum angled spline. The Bottom is set in a dado and the top slides in a dado. I built up the end of the top for a solid joint since I beveled the top. I also used a small block of Red Gum to create a turn lock to hold the top closed. Finished with Danish Oil and Howards Feed n Wax.

Thanks for looking and comments always welcome.








The Awl and marking Knife were made previously.

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Nice set! I like the red gum accent! Great job as always:)
 

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Thanks, Jim. I am getting better at building these small boxes.

Thanks, Yrti. I try to put accents into my projects, makes them look a little better.
 

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Beautifully done! Makes for a nice display of the tools.
 

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Thanks, Barb. And it's been shipped out already.
 

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Sleek looking box Eric. My favorite style for storing many things. It took me many years to figure out the turn lock and it improves it by 100%. Nice work.
 

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Thanks, Dave. It took me a few tries to fit that correctly, this time I used a small brass nail, and sinched to end over on the inside, it needed something to stop it from sliding open. Thought about using a magnet just didn't think that would work well in this style.
 

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Do you have any close up pictures of the locking mechanism?
 

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No, I do not,,,,, What I did was shape a small block drilled a hole to fit the nail. located the center of the pin and pushed the nail in to make a mark, then drilled a small hole through the box end. After the nail was pushed through I bend the nail over and used a small hammer (carefully) to drive it into the inside of the box. Kind of like they did years ago when attaching planks on boat bottoms. I did have the nail head backed up on the anvil part of a bench vise.
 
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Nice box Eric. I like the beveled top as well as the locking piece.
 

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Thanks, Dan. I have been adding that style top to my boxes lately. The lock was needed for that slide.
 

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Great design and very well executed. Shop built tools in a shop built box. The only way to fly!
 

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Thanks Joe, the boxes add to that handmade feel for the tools.
 

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Wow! Really beautiful work.
 

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Thank You Yolanda, been making a few of them lately.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
 
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