a mans box-for a friend

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Project by grizzman posted 08-07-2014 05:13 PM 1849 views 3 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box for a friend, it was a very fun project for me, as making a gift for someone special is always an enjoyable thing, this box is made from several woods, the main box body is southern yellow heart pine, my favorite soft wood, the top is where all the fun is, its made from walnut and the panel is spalted oak, the fish and letters are inlayed mahogany, and the lids joinery is through mortise and tenon and the joinery is pinned with 1/4 inch maple , the inside of the box is covered with 1/4 inch red cedar, and all the corners are mitered and then the box is divided into thirds with walnut, the top was finished with 4 coats of lacquer sanded to 600 grit, and the body of the box is finished with BLO..this was very enjoyable to make and i thank you for any comments left, thanks, grizzman this is the tool i use for inlay, it was purchased at stewart-Macdonald , i have an air pump from a old blow up mattress hooked up to it so it does real well at blowing the saw dust away when your working it, and i use very small bits, that are also purchased at the same place as the router, stewart Macdonald.

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

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#1 posted 08-07-2014 05:20 PM

You just keep out doing yourself!!

I love those saddle joints on the lid along with the square “pegs”!

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

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#2 posted 08-07-2014 05:30 PM


Nice combination of natural woods. You didn’t mention the medallion/inlay of the fish. I think it sets it off. Great to see you makin shavins!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 08-07-2014 05:35 PM

Bob, that is a Great Looking box – your friend is a luck man and should really enjoy this one. I like everything about it, especially the lid – the inlay and wood trim really set it off.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 08-07-2014 05:42 PM

Hey Bob that’s one cool box ,great wood,great inlay,great design, great build. Another fantastic “Grizz” original .

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 08-07-2014 05:43 PM

Beautiful job and I love all the detail work on it. How do you do your inlays? Laser….router….what? Whichever way you do it, you do it well!

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

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#6 posted 08-07-2014 05:45 PM

is that really for me Grizz? it has my initials on it.
good job Grizz.

-- Smitty!!!

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#7 posted 08-07-2014 05:46 PM

Sweet Box, Grizz! That southern yellow heart pine has beautiful straight grain.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 08-07-2014 05:46 PM

Sweet box. The top looks great.

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

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#9 posted 08-07-2014 05:52 PM

Nice one Grizz


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 08-07-2014 06:01 PM

Beautiful box Bob. I especially like the inlayed fish and the diamond pins, both done really well. Your choice of woods was also excellent and I think your friend must love it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 08-07-2014 07:14 PM

Great looking box, Bob!!.......................Jim

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

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#12 posted 08-07-2014 07:25 PM

That’s an awesome box Bob….I especially like the wood combination of the spalted oak and walnut.
Your friend is very lucky to get it….

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#13 posted 08-07-2014 07:44 PM

I like it. Definitely a mans box. Perfect for the outdoors man.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 08-07-2014 07:57 PM

Diamonds are for saw blades! This is my kind of BLING! Beautifully crafted, Grizz! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 08-07-2014 09:49 PM

Wow! That is a work of art! Beautiful! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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