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    To be honest, I had four goes at making the lid before getting it right.
    One was too loose, another had the magnet under the lid in opposite polarity to the magnet in the box, so the lid would never close.

    On another lid I misaligned the magnet on the lid and the one in the box, so that it would never close fully. And finally, getting the third one spot on, I cut it too short and had to discard it. Lots of silly little errors. Been a long couple of days working on that sliding lid.

    Bit perhaps the worst mistake was doing a dry fit of the magnets, pressing them right up in the holes, so there was a 1-2mm space between the top of each magnet and the top of the wood surface the magnet was sitting in. Closed the lid, the magnets aligned beautifully, but then the magnet in the box came loose and shot up onto the other magnet in the lid. When meant the lid could not be opened. Ended up drilling down through the lid and pushing both magnets down to a position where the lid could be slid open, and subsequently discarded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dengue View Post
    To be honest, I had four goes at making the lid before getting it right. ....
    Bit perhaps the worst mistake was doing a dry fit of the magnets, pressing them right up in the holes, so there was a 1-2mm space between the top of each magnet and the top of the wood surface the magnet was sitting in. Closed the lid, and one of the press fitted magnets came loose and shot up onto the other magnet. When meant the lid could not be opened. Ended up drilling down through the lid and pushing both magnets down to a position where the lid could be slid open, and subsequently discarded.
    But you were still smiling when I dropped that timber off yesterday. One of those character building projects. It looks good mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dengue View Post

    Have left it a bit late, with the shed getting quite hot now. Time to get the headbands out to stop the salty sweat landing on the cast iron surfaces and on the workpieces.
    Talk to PowderPost about lining the shed with insulation. Its made a huge difference to Jim's wood turning shed.
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    I can assure you that you're not the first to make the polarity mistake with the magnets. I did it with my graduation piece at Sturt. Fortunately, I was able to drill through from the back of the cabinet frame where it wouldn't be seen, to push the magnet out.
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    Default Final Pics

    Hi all, here are the final pics of the picture card display box, after the glass viewing window was fitted and the black bean box and ebony base have had three coats of Kunos #244 Clear oil.
    The piece of huon pine is a backing piece for the cards. The box ID is 71mm deep, and the stack of cards on edge is 51mm deep, so the 18mm thick packing piece sits behind the cards to make up the gap and keep the front card pressed against the glass.

    Photographs in bright sunlight certainly show up imperfections

    Many thanks for the helpful comments and support above.

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    Nice result, Joe.
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    Not too many imperfections from this angle, it has come up really nice.
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    Default Home at last !!

    Well, the box was picked up from Ipswich Post Office this morning, and one daughter is completely over the moon, totally exceeded her expectations. All the cards and the huon pine packing piece fitted perfectly. A happy ending

    She did tell me that the cards have varying widths of white borders that you will usually see


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    Default 3D effect of box

    My daughter reckons the box gives a 3D effect to some of her cards, as shown here. Probably the bevelled edge of the frame holding the glass
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