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Practice Box in Pine

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  • #123138
    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    I had picked up for free a small set of pine shelves (I got them just for the wood) and had some leftover pieces, so thought I’d make a box. Approximately 10″ wide, 8″ deep and 8″ tall. This box was made as a solid box and the upper 1.5″ was cut off to make a lid. The corners are dovetailed. The top and bottom are rabbetted all around and the rabbets fit into grooves cut into the sides. The top panel is thicker than the bottom panel, so I could raise the panel. I added a lid pull that is dadoed into the front of the lid

    I added a tray that fits inside the box. The tray is dovetailed like Paul’s dovetail boxes and the divider fits into stopped dadoes like Paul’s sandpaper box.

    Finished with three coats of clear shellac and then paste wax.

    I have no use for this box, so it’s just sitting on a shelf now. But it was sure fun to build. Thanks for looking.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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  • #123143
    iloganilogan
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    @ilogan

    Matt,
    Very nicely done, thanks for sharing. I like how the grain wraps around the box in the first picture.

    #123144
    Frank JosephFrank Joseph
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    @frankj

    You did a VERY nice job on it. If and when you can build a second reduce the size of the dove tails by 30% and plane the wood to 9/16. This will give you a good leas on in planing. Keep going you are doing good.
    Frankj

    In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.

    #123157
    Greg MerrittGreg Merritt
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    @gman3555

    That’s a nice little box. Tight and clean work all around.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #123158
    David Waughdwaugh
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    @dwaugh

    Very nice!

    [quote quote=123138]I have no use for this box, so it’s just sitting on a shelf now.[/quote]

    If you need help with a use, send it to me! 🙂

    #123162
    John CrismanJohn Crisman
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    @jcrisman

    Nicely done!

    #123169
    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Thanks guys.

    @dwaugh, if you’re serious about that and live in the US, let me know where to send it to and it’s yours.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #123172
    Dave RiendeauDave Riendeau
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    @dave

    Nice little box Matt!

    -Canada

    #123174
    mike forbesmike forbes
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    @forbeskm

    Love the box! Great work. I always have takers of extra shop projects on facebook 🙂 I am starting the boxes in Paul’s book next week. How long did it take?

    Boulder,CO http://mikeofallthings.com

    #123180
    WesleyWesley
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    @weslee

    That’s one good looking box, with very neat dovetails. I especially like the thingamajig in the lid for easy opening. Nice touch.

    #123182
    Derek LongDerek Long
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    @delong1974

    Nice job!

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    #123213
    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Thanks again everybody.

    @forbeskm – the box took about a week to make, plus a couple days for finishing. I am, after all, the “Slowest Woodworker in the West, East, North and South”.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #123367
    sidreilleysidreilley
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    @sidreilley

    Nice work Matt, I’m shure you’ll find some use for it.

    Cheers

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    David GillDavid Gill
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    @daveg

    Nice chunky looking box that has been very well made, I like the lift out tray and the lid lifting tongue. How thick is the wood you have used for the main box.

    Next time I am looking for a project this box is one I would seriously consider

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #123414
    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    David, the main box sides were a little less than 3/4″ – started out about 3/4 and after planing were probably about 11/16″.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    David GillDavid Gill
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    @daveg

    Thanks Matt

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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