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Project by grizzman posted 09-18-2014 12:01 AM 1906 views 1 time favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a beautiful box made of sycamore and walnut, the sycamore was given to me by lumber jock Gary Reach and he was so generous to me, i had a customer ask for a box and after showing him several types of wood, he made a wise choice and choose the sycamore, the inside is lined with Black Velvet and the corners are splined with walnut , it was a very fun build and i think the sycamore really shines, thanks for taking a look, grizzman

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





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Gary

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 12:06 AM

Really nice job, Bob. Your customer should be really happy with the box…

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

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Karson

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 12:08 AM

Beautiful piece.

The only piece of Sycamore that I’ve used was a root that I was able to cut off a sycamore tree that washed down a creek.

I used the roots for pens.

I kept asking my lumberman for some wood but he never came across a log.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 12:09 AM

Quarter sawn sycamore is so-so beautiful. The walnut really makes the sycamore POP. Very nice box and I am sure the customer loves it.

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

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OldWrangler

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#4 posted 09-18-2014 12:11 AM

Another of your super clean boxes. Lines are great and Sycamore is very pretty. Wish I had some (do you hear that Gary?) Glad to see you are still back in your shop. Hope you are feeling good. I kinda caught my arm in my wire wheel this morning and did a nice cross-hatch pattern from wrist to near elbow. And haven’t even got the bandage off the band saw accident last week. Gotta be more alert and watch what I am doing. Both accidents were my fault and I know better.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 09-18-2014 12:11 AM

Nice job, Grizz. I’ve had the pleasure of working with sycamore a few times, and it surely can be beautiful!

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

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mrsKennyMak

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#6 posted 09-18-2014 12:22 AM

Gorgeous wood; gorgeous box! I love the contrast!
Curious as to the dimensions, though.

-- β€œIn strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 09-18-2014 12:24 AM

Looks great Bob ,you always have such a great sense of design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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grizzman

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#8 posted 09-18-2014 12:26 AM

well howdy hoe mrs kenny mak, the box is 14 inches long, 2 1/2 deep and 8 1/2 wide, my customer is putting a set of cutlery in it, he will add some walnut pieces i already had mailed to him. how is ya, i hope well. looking forward to some work from you….:)

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

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lew

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#9 posted 09-18-2014 12:27 AM

Absolutely Gorgeous, Bob!

Those Walnut splines really add a touch of class to the piece.

Although Sycamore is very common here, I have yet to have the opportunity to work with it.

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

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woodsmithshop

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#10 posted 09-18-2014 12:30 AM

really nice looking box, I like qtr sawn Sycamore.

-- Smitty!!!

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longgone

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#11 posted 09-18-2014 12:30 AM

hey Bob…that is one awesome box and some beautiful wood. There is no doubt your customer will love it. Gotta get some of that sycamore…it has such a fantastic grain..

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lightcs1776

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#12 posted 09-18-2014 12:32 AM

Very nice.

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

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 09-18-2014 12:34 AM

beautiful wood, and a lovely classic box. I’m sure it will be perfect for your customer’s cutlery.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Ocelot

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#14 posted 09-18-2014 12:34 AM

Beautiful box! Beautiful wood!

I need to buy me some of that sycamore!

-Paul

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RogerBean

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#15 posted 09-18-2014 12:39 AM

Nice one, Bob.
Roger

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

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