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  1. General Woodworking Discussions
    Several years back there was a trend to make pocket paste boxes. Usually the lid had a two part system to secure/open. Can someone point out one…try as I might I can’t find one. Thanks!
  2. Projects Sliding Top Box

    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...
  3. Muzzle-Loading Bullet Box

    Someone asked me to make a small box in which to store and carry the bullets (slugs, balls, shells???) for his muzzle-loading rifle. The bullets are stored inside these plastic tubes until used, and the box can hold 50 tubes. The bottom is covered with a 5mm thick cork sheet (gasket from the...
  4. First project

    This represents my first completed project. The joinery gave me the most difficulty but Im pleased with the completed box.
  5. Ring Box

    I made several of these for a couple of upcoming craft shows. Made from some old oak true 2×4's. Finish is three coats of homemade wipe-on poly. Used Minwax polyurethane thinned with mineral spirits.
  6. F. Lanier Graham chess set and board

    I built this F. Lanier Graham chess set, (http://www.moma.org/collection/works/4746?locale=en) with a split board for my sons Christmas present. Thanks to http://lumberjocks.com/Douger for the ideas. I wasn't thrilled with the set at first but it grew on me since my son's an architect and his...
  7. Business Card Holder Boxes

    Made a few Business Card Holders last weekend. Maple/Walnut, Purpleheart/Bloodwood, Spalted Cherry/Maple. I love to contrast woods & allow their natural olor to be the showcase. I finished these with 4 coats of Spray Lacquer. The guys at work are asking & asking how much for 1!! This is when I...
  8. Trinket Box

    Here's one of those projects that is a result of too much scrap laying around. Its all red oak, stained 2 different colors. Side panels were grooved with a "V" bit, corner posts where grooved to hold the sides and screwed and glued from the bottom. Plain Jane rabbeted top, haven't decided what...
  9. Red Cedar Bowl

    This is a bowl I made a few months ago. Started with bowls, and moved on to pens. I'll be posting some of them soon.
  10. Krenov -ish Box with Buffard Freres Banding

    After finishing my Ming -ish Chinese wine cabinet, I felt the need to make a small box as a present for my Taiwanese wife for Chinese New Year. There are about a bazillion mistakes on this-all kinda fixed, and enough that I really should write a blog post for people making small boxes and...
  11. Set of matching boxes

    I made this set of boxes - they are opposite one another using the same stock of purple heart, maple and walnut. They have swivel lids that operate on a peg in the corner and have diagonal separation inside the box. I finished them with danish oil and a coat of wax. I have one to my niece as...
  12. Swivel lid box #2

    Here is another swivel lid box made from walnut, purple heart and maple.
  13. Small box with inset tile lid

    When we built out house the tile guys let me keep all the left over accent tiles, I figured I'd do something with them one day. I decided to make a few boxes with the interesting tiles inset in the lid. This one has some iridescent tiles in the top and is all maple. I clear coated it, wanting...
  14. Grandson #3 and I small box

    Five year old helps build a box. And much consulting and help that he could measure and tell me he liked it that way. and even the next morning " is my box done? " So help build a box I did not try to do too much extra without him there but it seemed that way. I beveled top and the...
  15. Flip-top box

    Sorry about taking down the other pics that were up. I've been asked to wait to post those. But here's something else….. Just a few boxes I threw together with scrap woods. I used white oak, maple, and boxwood. 2 boxes are 1×2 and 1 is 2×2 Thanks for looking.
  16. Card Caddy

    This small box is made of 3/8" walnut with mitered corners. The Burl inlay is a "sandwich" of 1/8" Baltic Birch between walnut burl veneer and maple veneer. This is the second box I have attempted with a hardwood "lipping"; this one is striped maple. The inlay banding is a commercial banding...
  17. Paint Brush Box

    I wasn't gonna post this at first, but, then I said, what the hey. Here it is. A Walnut box, about 14×3 1/2×2 1/2. The pieces are all 1/4" thick. Let me give a big Thnx to Steve Ramsey for his detailed description of how to do this (I'll call it a friction fit lid). I watched his video when he...
  18. Marlee needs a box to paint

    My little buddy next door, Marlee (14 years old) asked me if I could make her a box to paint and put her little trinkets in. I really wanted to make a beautiful box out of figured maple, or cherry, but she wanted to paint it specifically. So re sawed some 1×4 pine and here it is. Not perfect...
  19. Carved box for musical spoons

    I made playable spoons for a friend of mine who sings with Apollo's Fire, a professional Baroque group. Then I made this box to contain her spoons. The box is made of walnut. The spoons are a set of walnut and a set of maple. They each have a distinct sound. She likes the maple ones, her...
  20. Cargo Crate Style Pencil Box

    I needed a couple of quick gifts and a pencil box seemed like a good idea. This Cargo Crate Style Pencil Box features simple butt joints and a tilting lid. And uses the material scraps to create a cargo crate esthetic. The finish is a wipe on Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO) which is perfect for this...
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