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    This is a project I finished recently. It’s a gift I made for my girlfriend… an electronics docking station. Made from poplar and finished with grey milk paint. The power strip goes inside the main carcass with a large hole for the electric cord on the side and smaller holes between each front divider (all cut with forstner bits) for the individual charger wires. The dividers are fit into shallow 1/4 inch grooves with glue and one small wire nail in the back and bottom for stability. The lid (which is the part I was most pleased with due to the nice fit) has a simple rabbet around the border and rests on the top. I was able to get a perfect fit on the lid with the help of my Stanley 79. A couple shavings at a time until it fit just right.

    Anyway, just wanted to share a couple pictures. The girlfriend is an electronics nut, so she was quite pleased. Thanks for looking.

    Peter George

    That is an neat project. Any problems with heat buildup in the closed box?

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"


    No, it’s been fine. I think the 6 holes are more than enough to vent it. 5 of those are 1″ holes and the large hole on the side is 2″. The compartment is a good bit larger than the power strip as well. It never feels warm at all.

    *edit* Forgot… there is a semi-circular hole in the lid as well so you can get your finger under it… I’m sure it acts as a bit of a vent as well.

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