6 January 2015 at 5:56 pm #123138
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/6 January 2015 at 6:37 pm #123143iloganParticipant
Very nicely done, thanks for sharing. I like how the grain wraps around the box in the first picture.6 January 2015 at 6:53 pm #123144Frank JosephParticipant
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.
In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.6 January 2015 at 11:04 pm #123157Greg MerrittParticipant
That’s a nice little box. Tight and clean work all around.
http://hillbillydaiku.com6 January 2015 at 11:09 pm #123158dwaughParticipant
I have no use for this box, so it’s just sitting on a shelf now.
If you need help with a use, send it to me! 🙂6 January 2015 at 11:31 pm #123162John CrismanParticipant
Nicely done!7 January 2015 at 1:00 am #123169
@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/7 January 2015 at 2:15 am #123172DaveParticipant
Nice little box Matt!
-Canada7 January 2015 at 2:26 am #123174mike forbesParticipant
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.com7 January 2015 at 10:25 am #123180WesleyParticipant
That’s one good looking box, with very neat dovetails. I especially like the thingamajig in the lid for easy opening. Nice touch.7 January 2015 at 12:02 pm #123182Derek LongParticipant
Denver, Colorado7 January 2015 at 5:53 pm #123213
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/11 January 2015 at 1:51 am #123367sidreilleyParticipant
Nice work Matt, I’m shure you’ll find some use for it.
Cheers11 January 2015 at 6:00 pm #123389David GillParticipant
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 :11 January 2015 at 10:39 pm #123414
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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