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Project by mcoyfrog posted 11-17-2014 07:14 PM 1199 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We got a new bed this weekend and in the process of moving things around the wife pulled this out of the closet to use again (err I guess I should have wiped off the dust sorry).

Anyway its made with paduak, oak and maple. The inside slider box is red cedar that slides on some divider/rails made also of red cedar (not shown under all the stuff hee hee).

I have a book of boxes by a guy from Arkansas who has the same name as me (Doug) but since I’m at my desk at lunch writing this and not at home i can’t remember the last name or the name of the book. But….... I seen a box in there with no hinges where the lid kind of slide into a groove in the back of the box and this is my attempt at the same type of design. If you pick up the handle at the front and let it kind of rock into the track at the back then there the lid sits and no need for hinges and the lid is out of your way while you browse your jewelry.

The bands of paduak are all solid wood just cut hap hazzard and glued back together and squared up, then finger joints to make the box.

Anyway maybe I’ll draw up a easy sketch here in acad and show ya, I’m pretty sure I have some old photos of this to show the inside also, hmmmm its colder then a witches $%$ out maybe tonight I’ll stay in and search for those photos to show ya all….

Thanks for looking, let me know what you think.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug





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mcoyfrog

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#1 posted 11-17-2014 07:24 PM

Maybe this will help to see whats going on

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 11-17-2014 07:28 PM

Doug, this box has that random quality that is often found in early work. Some parts are more elaborate than they need to be and some are simple and basic. For example, the lift and the routing on the lid are elaborate, while the corner joints are simple. It is nice work, but you would probably do it differently today. The look of the spliced wood is eye catching, but the lines don’t really match up. Fun project to see.

For me, it is a bit surreal to find your old work again. You know you made it, but it doesn’t seem like it is really yours. I ran across a box I made 50 years ago when I was in high school and was surprised how many of the traits in that box still echo in my present work.

The book you found could have been written by Doug Stowe. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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mcoyfrog

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#3 posted 11-17-2014 07:34 PM

yup I completely agree its so surreal, I had a friend send me a FB message wanting to know if it was ok to refinish a piece I did 20yrs ago, I didn’t remember even making it until she sent me a picture of it. So funny how we change and stay the same thru the years.

Thanks for the comment and yes I believe you are right Doug Stowe was the boxmaker

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 11-17-2014 10:49 PM



We got a new bed this weekend and in the process of moving things around the wife pulled this out of the closet to use again (err I guess I should have wiped off the dust sorry).

Anyway its made with paduak, oak and maple. The inside slider box is red cedar that slides on some divider/rails made also of red cedar (not shown under all the stuff hee hee).

I have a book of boxes by a guy from Arkansas who has the same name as me (Doug) but since I m at my desk at lunch writing this and not at home i can t remember the last name or the name of the book. But….... I seen a box in there with no hinges where the lid kind of slide into a groove in the back of the box and this is my attempt at the same type of design. If you pick up the handle at the front and let it kind of rock into the track at the back then there the lid sits and no need for hinges and the lid is out of your way while you browse your jewelry.

The bands of paduak are all solid wood just cut hap hazzard and glued back together and squared up, then finger joints to make the box.

Anyway maybe I ll draw up a easy sketch here in acad and show ya, I m pretty sure I have some old photos of this to show the inside also, hmmmm its colder then a witches $%$ out maybe tonight I ll stay in and search for those photos to show ya all….

Thanks for looking, let me know what you think.

- mcoyfrog


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Alongiron

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#5 posted 11-18-2014 03:35 AM

I think it’s cool. A lot going on there to keep you woodworking skills at a high level. Great job!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#6 posted 11-18-2014 07:03 PM

thanks for the comments

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 11-18-2014 10:36 PM

Really nice looking box.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 11-19-2014 06:55 PM

Interesting box, nice dark coloured wood inlay. I like this top pull.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 11-19-2014 07:54 PM

Thanks Jack I appreciate it

Ivan the dark is paduak, one of my favorite woods it just keeps getting darker as time goes on. But its not quite a inlay just strips of wood glued together like a cutting board. Thanks for the comment i enjoy your work also

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 11-21-2014 07:07 AM

I love it, that box exudes elegance! Great work, and I’m glad it’s being resurrected. I really like the design and shape, my kinda project.

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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#11 posted 11-21-2014 07:22 PM

thanks Scoob I appreciate it, I think my wife just kind of rotates thru all of them she says she loves them all but she always seems to get the ones that don’t sell at a show or etsy or whatever. Mann I’m a horrible husband I need to make her one specially for her LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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