Box For My Bro

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Project by Christopher posted 09-24-2008 07:00 AM 2453 views 4 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Often times I see projects on LJ’s that shock me in their beauty and elegance and I want to emulate them immediately…like right that second!! This is my humble first attempt at tapping my right brain to guide me in designing something inspired, but still my own. This was a simple first attempt. My current project is really challenging my skills, I know it will reflect me, with inspiration from all of the incredible Jocks on this site.

This will go to my brother to store and protect his tattoo guns.

8 Coats of some Hopes Tung Oil with 000 steel wool in between.

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 09-24-2008 07:31 AM

pretty piece. I like the shape and finish

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 09-24-2008 07:47 AM

Thank you Dan. You are the Dan in “Dan” so it means a lot coming from you!

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Douglas Krueger

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#3 posted 09-24-2008 10:38 AM


Any time I see people ‘thinking outside of the box’ it motivates me to put my own creative abilities to good use. I like your ta2 gun box and find that the simplicity is a beauty onto itself. Nicely done.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 09-24-2008 12:56 PM

Beautiful, you can’t even see the seam between the lid, & the base, that’s what I call precision.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 09-24-2008 01:32 PM

It sure caught my eye, I am sure your brother will appreciate it.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 09-24-2008 05:07 PM

Dick Cain took the words right out of my mouth. I didn’t even know it had a lid until the last pick. It’s seemless!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 09-24-2008 05:16 PM

Very nice

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#8 posted 09-24-2008 05:39 PM

A very carefully built box. In the first pic, I don’t even notice the lid line. How did you cut it?
Beautiful finish too.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 09-24-2008 05:40 PM

Very cool looking box!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 09-24-2008 06:10 PM

Really cool shape! Great box. Its definitely your own.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 09-24-2008 06:43 PM

Great design….really creative!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 09-24-2008 07:06 PM

very cool!

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#13 posted 09-24-2008 07:23 PM

Thank you for all the great comments guys!

When I build a smaller box like this I usually build it as a single unit, sand it, then cut the lid off on the saw. Makes a nice fitting lid.

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#14 posted 09-24-2008 07:42 PM

I really like how you designed the curves around the knots. What saw did you use to cut it open? It Must have had a very thin kerf!

GREAT job! I put it on my favorites.

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#15 posted 09-24-2008 09:30 PM

Very nice box. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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