Wanna Box?

Backspace

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My latest project. Just need a little trimming and sanding and it'll look like a box. :cool:











 

Tempest

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Excellent work with the various box projects.

I can see these are improving/evolving over time as your skills increase.
Also larger box's as confidence is gained.

Leading, I'm sure to a REALLY BIG box such as this as your final goal.


:)
 

The Dreamer

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Nice boxes, but orange? :)
As @deantown says, they are actually red - with a hint of orange maybe...

Everyone paints their speakers black, and I just thought that was boring. They’re all hidden behind either the screen, or the fabric walls - so you can’t see them now anyway.

There was a little concern that the red/orange would show through the screen, but that hasn’t been an issue - if I’d used a different screen material, it may have been though.

Anyway, I got half decent at building boxes - it’s not as easy as people might think, particularly in getting every corner absolutely square - clamping in one direction often pulls it out of square in another, and you find yourself going round and round in circles having to make small adjustments before the glue goes off!

So strange as it might seem for the OP to show off a box - I get it; it’s an achievement!:smashin:
 

aVdub

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As @deantown says, they are actually red - with a hint of orange maybe...

Everyone paints their speakers black, and I just thought that was boring. They’re all hidden behind either the screen, or the fabric walls - so you can’t see them now anyway.

There was a little concern that the red/orange would show through the screen, but that hasn’t been an issue - if I’d used a different screen material, it may have been though.

Anyway, I got half decent at building boxes - it’s not as easy as people might think, particularly in getting every corner absolutely square - clamping in one direction often pulls it out of square in another, and you find yourself going round and round in circles having to make small adjustments before the glue goes off!

So strange as it might seem for the OP to show off a box - I get it; it’s an achievement!:smashin:

Probably a little late now, but may help others in future.....

If you measure corner to corner on a box and gently nail a piece of baton across the corner when happy that both diagonals equal the same size, you can then rest assured that there will be no movement as the glue/bonding sets.

 

MrFraggle

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@Dreamer definitely orange to my old eyes but hey go for it, like you I am not a fan of black, hate black PC cases, keyboards and the like so all for a bit of colour.
 

Backspace

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It may look orange because of your monitor. :lesson:
 

MrFraggle

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I have a calibrated AcerPredator XB321 HK monitor but perhaps you are right
 

hyperfish

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Pics 2 and 3 display a colour difference. This is likely to be due to the camera processing the colour ballance of the whole scene. The colour shift is there before the image is displayed.
 

Backspace

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True that. Angle of shot, amount of light and many other factors affects the perception of color.

If a can of paint says red it's red.
 

Trollslayer

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As @deantown says, they are actually red - with a hint of orange maybe...

Everyone paints their speakers black, and I just thought that was boring. They’re all hidden behind either the screen, or the fabric walls - so you can’t see them now anyway.

There was a little concern that the red/orange would show through the screen, but that hasn’t been an issue - if I’d used a different screen material, it may have been though.

Anyway, I got half decent at building boxes - it’s not as easy as people might think, particularly in getting every corner absolutely square - clamping in one direction often pulls it out of square in another, and you find yourself going round and round in circles having to make small adjustments before the glue goes off!

So strange as it might seem for the OP to show off a box - I get it; it’s an achievement!:smashin:
Paint them deep purple for playing music. ;)
 

The Dreamer

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True that. Angle of shot, amount of light and many other factors affects the perception of color.

If a can of paint says red it's red.
Well it definitely said red, in fact hard wearing red.

I can attest to the ‘hard wearing’ bit - I did my first lot of spraying on the driveway - over a year later, I’m still trying to get rid of a lot of overspray! :facepalm:

I’ve tried different chemicals, physical scrubbing, and burning it. The only thing I’ve found that works is sandblasting it! Doh!
 

Backspace

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Seeing your work I'd say you're quite professional. I don't have a wood shop. Just a table and power hand tools.
 

Backspace

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The wood was poor for staining so at the end of this month I'll get some black paint. That way it'll match the shelves it's in. These baskets I used were space waster.



 

Backspace

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That's where i get my wood from and the tools are from Amazon. Gotta love Prime.
 

deantown

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I doff my cap to you amateur box makers. I’m hopeless at carpentry/woodwork.
Though MrsD says I’m good at other things?? :laugh:
 

Backspace

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Here we go again. :laugh:

My ammo box project:















I have a next project in mind. :D
 

Leo31291

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What power tools are you using ?

I need to make a TV Stand and I've only got a hand saw which isn't going to do. Unsure to go with a mitre, circular or table saw.
 

Backspace

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What I have are the osculating saw and mini circular saw.

I'd vote table saw. More accurate cutting with it. I'd get one that's for sure but no place for it.
 
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Backspace

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I made a base plate for my next project. I'm making a box for my 22 pistol and I have a question. The plywood is a bit over 1/4" thick so if I glued it together without the dowel will it work?

The pic will look like the plate is too small for the pistol but it'll fit with very little play. The inside dimension is 10" x 5" x 1 1/2".

 

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