Fair Woodworking

April 9, 2012

A simple box with only hand tools. Part 8

Filed under: A simple box with only Hand Tools,Picture issues,Things I've made — fairwoodworking @ 2:54 pm

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And just like that, I’m done.

In a fit of “I want this done now!!!” I slapped it together and build the lid without a single picture. Not that there was much to see that you can’t see somewhere else.

Had some fun coming up with the design of the lid. The key was that this box is to both hold my P.O. books, and also be the center console in my truck. So the top had to be comfortable to rest my arm on. At the same time I use it as a writing surface so flatter is good…er. I’m pretty happy with both the feel and the look of it.

A shot of the bottom.

And the gratuitous closeups on the joinery.

Mistakes and all.

You will notice that there is a shadow under the box? That’s because I didn’t stop to think that the raised panel needed to be shallower than the space from the grooves to the bottom.

He, he, he, Oooops!



  1. Beautiful work! Now I feel that my truck needs one…

    Comment by rob campbell — April 9, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    • Thanks Rob, I have to say that if you spend a lot of time in your truck, a box like this may have a very unexpected affect. There is something reassuring, and grounding to lean on that you made with your own hands that could out last you, while driving in a vehicle that was built to last one day longer than the warranty.

      It’s funny what can work as a stress reliever.

      Comment by fairwoodworking — April 10, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

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