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Project by Bill posted 11-30-2014 02:36 AM 3365 views 15 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three small 4×4x4ish boxes with carved lids. Ambrosia maple, eastern red cedar, rosewood, purple heart, and a new favorite, Kentucky Coffee. It is from a tree that was downed in a storm last winter, and my woodworking club was able to mill several hundred board feet int some beautiful lumber. These are finished with lacquer and buffed out with carnuba wax.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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EPJ

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#1 posted 11-30-2014 02:49 AM

Very ,very nice,wish I could do this. Thanks for posting!

-- EPJ,Calif

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#2 posted 11-30-2014 02:53 AM

Real nice. Contrasting woods are beautiful.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#3 posted 11-30-2014 03:03 AM

STOP IT! STOP IT! I’ll never catch up. LOL! Another outside the box. Project!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 11-30-2014 03:15 AM

BO, nice to see this form again. You really do a nice job with it. I especially like the corner spline placement and sizing. I have some Kentucky Coffee Tree (interesting history behind the name, by the way), but it is a tough wood to pair with for contrast. I like what you have done. Nice ideas. The “sculpting” brings out the grain patterns. Good call there as well. You sure are working at your craft. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 03:49 AM

Another great job. Always love your work.

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

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NormG

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#6 posted 11-30-2014 04:46 AM

Great looking boxes

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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DrDirt

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#7 posted 11-30-2014 05:15 AM

those are great, love the tops and wood choices

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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RogerBean

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#8 posted 11-30-2014 11:25 AM

I like ‘em!
Roger

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

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Andy

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#9 posted 11-30-2014 01:04 PM

These are sharp looking!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-30-2014 01:27 PM

WOW….........Excellent boxes, Bill! I love ‘em!!.................Jim

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

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Porchfish

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#11 posted 11-30-2014 01:43 PM

Style, Execution, Mastery…..Thank you for sharing ! I needed the inspiration 70 today, just finished new decks and porch…your work makes me want to get back to creating thanks again for sharing such inspiration !

don s

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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Bobsboxes

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#12 posted 11-30-2014 02:26 PM

Very nice wood combo, great looking boxes.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Charles Maxwell

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#13 posted 11-30-2014 03:11 PM

Nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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mike1950

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#14 posted 11-30-2014 03:18 PM

Nice boxes- Nice wood.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 11-30-2014 04:14 PM

Cool design and a good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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