Tobacco Box

My old box had gotten way to small, so i picked me some cypress out of the bin and built a new one.
tobacco box

The box is sawn, planed and joined by hand.
tobacco box 1

This is a simple build. I have only waxed the box.
tobacco box 2
I also show an old wrench and horse shoe I removed the rust from with electrolysis.
wrench and shoe
I intend on hanging the shoe above my anvil upside down. But that is another story.
tobacco box3Thank yoou for your time and please comment.

Edit
Why a horseshoe is lucky.

Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

8 Responses to Tobacco Box

  1. roger says:

    Nice box. Nice hand cut dovetails. Keep on keepin on.

  2. JL7 says:

    Very nice Dave….dovetails look great….like the floating bottom…..

    Tip of the day…..don’t drink the electrolysis water……..:) The wrench cleaned up nice, the horse shoe still looks well worn, but should still serve it’s purpose……….may the forge be with you…..

    I was wondering about safety cat as well…….what’s up?

    • David Bardin says:

      Thank you Jeff that plow is a pain to get to work. It has so much slop in it. I need a new “old” one. I will find me a good one.
      The shoe was found on an antebellum plantation field. I suspect it is well over 200 years old. Rought iron will rust to a point then develop a rust barrier that slow the deterioration down on the rest of the piece. That is why so many old tools are still around.
      He is fine I will post a picture latter.
      Thanks 😉

  3. Smokin hot! Wait…..that just don’t sound right! I love the top piece. Waste not want not.

    • David Bardin says:

      Don when they sold me the cypress she said “and some is a bit pecky.” I love the terms for knots, rot and bug holes. But I do love “inclusions” they give the wood character.
      Thank you Don

  4. DIYaholic says:

    Sorry Dave,
    My brain must be rusty, as I don’t have a whitty reply. Perhaps I am in need of an electrolysis bath for my head!!!

    You do make the dove tails look easy to do. I guess that is what happens when you get good!!!

    I didn’t see safety cat, hope all is ok!!!

    • David Bardin says:

      Randy it will come to you later and you can save it for the next time. I kinda get tired of them after so many. I want to do a hope chest and that will be a lot. Safety is fine, he is out in the yard with the other cats having a grand ole time.
      Thank you.

Forge a whitty reply.

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