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Project by Gary posted 09-03-2014 08:54 PM 918 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished a replacement box for my wife. It’s only taken about 4 months. Top has a chevron pattern that David (Patron) taught me. It has an inlay of turquoise around it that is way too small. The box is made of bubinga. Top has a maple string around it. Splines or keys are maple. Hinge is inset. The tray is beveled as are the box walls so the tray needs nothing to set on. Last picture shows the bevel on the tray. This is the slightest bevel I’ve ever done. It’s only 5 degrees. That’s to slight. Causes some suction when trying to get the tray out. Had to create a tiny relief on one corner. Can’t be seen but allows the tray to come out much more easily. PS Velvet used.
Pure Tung oil. Then bees and carnuba mix.
Goes to her office for her desk.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill





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degoose

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#1 posted 09-03-2014 08:57 PM

Chevron pattern sets it off…

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 09-03-2014 08:57 PM

Very beautiful. She should love it.

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

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lightcs1776

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#3 posted 09-03-2014 08:59 PM

Wow beautiful top. Really nice work.

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

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hotncold

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#4 posted 09-03-2014 09:10 PM

Beautiful work. Tight joints everywhere and fantastic pattern.
I admire you guys who can do these boxes so perfectly.

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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eddie

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#5 posted 09-03-2014 09:13 PM

love the Chevron pattern ,great build

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 09-03-2014 09:27 PM

That box is going to make everything else on her desk look shabby!!!
Nice job, well done.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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firefighterontheside

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#7 posted 09-03-2014 09:29 PM

It’s beautiful Gary. Lots of nice details going on there.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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JL7

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#8 posted 09-03-2014 09:41 PM

Great work Gary…....the details really set it off…...nice to hear you got some ideas from David….and I think the inlay looks perfect!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Don Broussard

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#9 posted 09-03-2014 10:19 PM

Nice job, Gary! You did a fine job on the box. Next up—a new desk to replace the current desk that doesn’t match the gorgeous new box.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Nollie

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#10 posted 09-03-2014 10:25 PM

Very nice Box.

-- Nollie Bay City , Tx .http://www.leoncustomfurniture.com

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boxcarmarty

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#11 posted 09-03-2014 10:39 PM

4 months Gary??? I have a box that I’ve been working on for 20 years…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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grizzman

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#12 posted 09-03-2014 11:23 PM

wow gary, that is a beautiful box, i love the wood and i love the top you made, glad to see you showing up on the radar here…

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

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 09-04-2014 12:01 AM

Gary, You have created an almost perfect box! (wooden hinge would have made it perfect)

I love the chevron inlay but can’t see the turquoise. The maple stringing adds a lot of class.

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

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Gary

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#14 posted 09-04-2014 12:02 AM

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
The pictures should have been better but, I was too lazy to get up and get the camera and move to a better location.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Gary

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#15 posted 09-04-2014 12:11 AM

Andy, the turquoise string is way too thin. Doesn’t show up well even in person. Lesson learned

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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