RUSH BOXES FOR MY RELATIVES FROM ABROAD #5: Finally complete - the fift day

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 07-26-2010 06:32 AM 1353 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The final box was finished and done… After a 5 day working in 2 weeks schedule… all the 7 were completed.
Here they are:

the first

fist box

the second

second box

the third

third box

the fourth

fourth box

the fifth

fifth box

the sixth

sixth box

the seventh

seventh box

That all… Though I did not follow the original suggestions and plans, I have completed it. This is because I am using recycled wood. The truth is I had very less expenses on the materials above. I am glad that each one is loved and will be cherish by the new owners.

Thanks for viewing.. If you need for more details.. you can open my project files.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 07-26-2010 06:36 AM

Nice work Bert

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 07-26-2010 08:06 AM

They all look great. That was a lot of work with the limited time. I am not good at being rushed. You have a lot of talent and patience. Best wishes and glad to see they all got done and they were well received.

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#3 posted 07-26-2010 10:50 AM

Great Work, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 07-26-2010 11:08 AM

well done , bert .

nice work ,
they all look great !

the best to all ,
a wonderful gesture .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-26-2010 11:09 AM

Thanks to all.

Mike, it is the feeling of gladness that I have from the loveones that are glad to one of those above. The reward is lifetime. The boxes will also be living as they have an owner who will cherish forever. I know you have same feeling when you gave Ellen a gift. Keep it up the nice gesture.

By the way, your boxes are unique in height and more solid… Do you make the box complete first and slice them? Obviously, your bottom and top slats are inserted in a dado joint. It seem to be easier on a tall boxes like yours… 4-5 inches height. I think this is a good technique for my next boxes… Got my wood at 3 to 4 inches in width but thin about 3-4 mm. I can glue them together to make a thicker board or have a base board to go with it because I want to preserve the exotic wood to be in the front or outside the boxes…. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks and Cheers,

-- Bert

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#6 posted 07-26-2010 11:35 AM

Thanks David,
FYI.. I got a request pattern on 4th box,
wants a bigger one to be used as picnic box..
A good challenge
it must be watertight
it will contain food
lined with friendly finish. (I don’t have any idea of finish that has no smell)
hardwares that I dont have….
have you done one?
can help me out
if rubber can be lined in.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 07-27-2010 05:27 PM

They are all lovely!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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