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Project by grizzman posted 06-08-2014 08:39 PM 1421 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a retirement gift i made for a friend, he came to the shop for a visit and was looking at some walnut limbs i had laying in there, he really loves wood, so i decided to make him a small divided box out of the walnut, and i also had some dogwood that came from his property, the dogwood tree was taken down when a tornado destroyed there home and land, it pretty much leveled all the trees, he gave me some to have milled up and i have most of the wood today…so the box is made of walnut with a inlayed band of spalted oak, and the bottom of the box is the dogwood with a wide stripe of walnut in the center,and the dividers in the box is wild cherry, finished with danish oil and several coats of Bri wax. thanks for taking a look, just as a side note, for those of you here who know me, i have been slowed down by the problems with my back, so my days in the shop have been limited, im trying my best to do as much woodwork as i can…otherwise you would see more work from me. grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 08:46 PM

Hey Bob
That’s one cool retirement box,I really like the design and contrasting woods. Three thumbs up or at least two and a big toe :)

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 08:48 PM

Very nice, and I’m sure your friend will absolutely love it.

Glad to see you’re making a comeback. Keep em coming!



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#3 posted 06-08-2014 08:49 PM


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 08:52 PM

Bob, from experience, I know he will cherish this box and proudly display it in their new home!

Sorry to hear about the back. I, too, know from experience how painful it can be.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-08-2014 08:56 PM

Great job on the box!

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#6 posted 06-08-2014 08:58 PM

Great job Bob. Nice looking piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 06-08-2014 09:06 PM

It’s a beautiful piece Grizz. Great job. Be careful and take care of that back as best you can.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 06-08-2014 09:48 PM

Nice gift, Bob. he’ll love it!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 06-08-2014 10:23 PM

looks great grizz! color and wood combos look real nice

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#10 posted 06-08-2014 11:13 PM

First off, God-speed to you. This is a great piece and I am sure he was delighted when he got it and found out where the woods came from. Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 06-08-2014 11:22 PM

Very nice Grizz

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#12 posted 06-08-2014 11:31 PM

Very cool. Having wood off his property makes it extra nice for him.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#13 posted 06-09-2014 12:17 AM

As usual you have combined an unlikely group of woods to create a beautiful one of a kind gift. Don’t think I have seen dogwood used before.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 06-09-2014 12:46 AM

nice box

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#15 posted 06-09-2014 01:05 AM

I for one have missed you Bob. Sorry to hear the reason.
This is another sweet combination of woods, Grizz style, and it works …... as do all the others.
You do have a knack for finding unlikely but interesting a woods and combinations.
Take care of yourself.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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