An Old Shoebox

My wife picked this old shoebox up at an estate sale. That’s it in the Photo shown below. Its owner used it for storing shoe shining supplies.
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I know, it’s nothing special (to put it mildly). But, I like looking at any woodworking project I can get my hands on, just to see how it was put together. Thought you might also like looking at it. Just for the heck of it.

Some basic facts regarding the shoebox:
1) Dimensions (13-7/8” length x 7-7/8” width x 8” height)
2) Wood thickness used ranged from 5/16” to 7/16”.
3) Hinge hardware is surface mounted
4) A piece of wood & eye bolt were used to hold the lid closed.
5) The box-handle was made out of 7/16” thick wood and fastened to the box lid using a bolt & nut scheme.
6) The shoebox includes an interior drawer, and this is shown in the Photos below.

Included below are seventeen additional Photos I took of this shoebox. No commentary, just the Photos. Enjoy.

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Final Thoughts

Like I said it’s nothing special. But, I like looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly; when it comes to woodworking. I believe there is a lesson to be learned from all woodworking projects.

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Until next time, take care
AL

 

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