Addendum boxes 2

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Project by larryw posted 08-05-2014 02:52 AM 2818 views 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As with all my box projects, I like to make what I call “addendum” boxes, addendum because they are kind of like a foot note, even though a lot of work went into making these also. I use them as “presentation” boxes . It gives it a little bit of mystery when it comes time to present the primary project, a box with in a box sort of thing. These were made for my latest project, “Dad’s gun grips and display case”. The first box/chest you see is made from white pine, stained and finished with wipe on poly. It sports custom hammered iron strapping, reproduction nails, hand made leather strap handles, and a reproduction lock. The inside panels are covered in faux leather to prevent marring the gun case, and I branded the Texas star in the lid. The small finger joint box was made to house the old S&W gun grips. It’s made from white oak with a bottom panel made from eastern red cedar. I also wanted to upload another pic of the top of the gun case, because the photo I uploaded earlier is not that great. Although the entire lid is not in the frame, you can see the top inlays much clearer in this pic. Thanks for looking.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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Mark Emerson

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#1 posted 08-05-2014 03:15 AM

Very well done. The craftsmanship and details are great!

-- Mark, Pueblo, CO. >>> A few pieces of wood and an Idea is all it takes to get me in trouble :)

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 04:01 AM

Detail within detail. You amaze me Larry.
I live the repro hardware.

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

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#3 posted 08-05-2014 04:19 AM

Very, very cool! Another super idea. You have inspired me to try unusual boxes again. Did you make the strapping yourself? Where did you find that great looking antique lock?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 08-05-2014 04:47 AM

beautiful work!

-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA

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#5 posted 08-05-2014 09:24 AM

Well done on all of them

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 08-05-2014 12:18 PM

I continue to love the box in box approach! Thoughtful, and elegant adding an additional layer of discovery, or delight to the whole package. Just as you did with your marvelous pearl inlaid jewelry boxes. Well done, indeed!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 08-05-2014 12:20 PM

AAAaahhhhh. I hate it when I push the button twice.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 08-05-2014 12:23 PM

Very cool. I like the old lock and iron details.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 08-05-2014 01:37 PM

Very Impressive!

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#10 posted 08-05-2014 08:32 PM

Your work is truely inspiring. Where did you come by the iron pieces and lock?

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#11 posted 08-05-2014 08:37 PM

Love it! looks like it could be an old ammo box.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#12 posted 08-05-2014 09:27 PM

Yelp me too,,,,,all of the above…

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#13 posted 08-05-2014 10:38 PM

All the boxes are great, but the chest made my jaw drop. Incredible work.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#14 posted 08-06-2014 12:08 AM

That chest is amazing!

-- Dean

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#15 posted 08-06-2014 01:22 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. To answer your questions Ron and Richard, yes I made the iron strapping. , as for the reproduction hardware and locks , I purchased them from Van dyke’s restorers. Most of there reproductions are fairly reasonable., and Paul aka tinnman65, the ammo box look is exactly what I was going for on the chest. I could just see it riding along on top of an old horse drawn stage coach. Thanks again everyone.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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