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The Girl Scout leader asked my Bride to have me make a box for the money envelopes that the girls bring back to meetings with the cookie receipts. They gave me a sketch and I took it into the garage to see what I could do. I didn't have any wide boards other than ply or poplar to get a full 10 inches wide, so I started with some old reclaimed boards with screw and nail holes in them and started seeing what sort of yield they had. I had a few pieces of long walnut strips about 2 inches wide that came off of some knotty sections of walnut I had used elsewhere... and decided if I was going to make a wide board, I might as well make it pretty.

I ripped the oak into strips avoiding most of the defects, and jointed everything. using the walnut as the foundation, I glued the short pieces of oak to the walnut making a very interesting looking board. A few passes through the planer and I had my stock.

The box is built using the combination (rabbet-dado) joint, and the top is rabbetted to fit into the box. Using the combination joint makes it easy to put together, since the front, top, back and bottom are all the same width, making lining up the stripes pretty easy. I didn't want to disrupt the look of the box with hinges and a hasp on the top, so I made the bottom open instead.

Lucky for me, the Girl Scout leader's husband gets to final sand and finish it.

My quality control team was there the whole time to make sure I didn't cut any corners.
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Great job using the scrap lumber for a good cause,kudos
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Great use of spare timber, Doug.

PS, don't argue with quality control. VBG.

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Nice box.

Yeah, a lock is important, I wouldn't trust those Girl Scouts with money either.

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Nice box.

Yeah, a lock is important, I wouldn't trust those Girl Scouts with money either.


You should see the council's guidelines on who can handle the cash envelopes and the custody requirements.

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You should see the council's guidelines on who can handle the cash envelopes and the custody requirements.
Uh oh, sounds like politicians. Now who keeps an eye on 'them'.

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A lovely looking box Doug, spending lots of time at sea hasn't lessened your wood skills.

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Very nice box for a very nice cause.
Your QC team did their jobs admirably. They deserve a biscuit.

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Hello, Doug.

It is hard to say who looks better, the box or the QA-QC team.

Anyway, nice job.
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