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Project by Bill posted 12-02-2014 02:04 PM 2001 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes were requested by my wife. I made some last year and she really liked them, so here they are again. the one on the left is curly maple and cherry, and the one on the right in the first pic is cherry and pallet wood. I don’t have any idea what kind of wood it is, but I know what it isn’t for sure. It is not wenge, walnut, or panga panga, so I guess that is a start. The wood looks ink black from certain angles, and a light brown from others.

They are 6×6x6 and finished with lacquer.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 12-02-2014 02:24 PM

Those really look nice. The woods and finish look great. Thanks for posting and giving me a idea.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 03:17 PM

Beautiful boxes, someones going to be a happy person.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 03:49 PM

Sweet boxes, Bill. You have me interested into making a box now!!..........Jim

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

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#4 posted 12-02-2014 04:22 PM

Very nice looking boxes bill. Great job.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#5 posted 12-02-2014 04:27 PM

Nice work, great colors. After seeing this on the Woodsmith show I have wanted to make one. Thx for the push.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-02-2014 04:53 PM

Lovely little boxes. I like ‘em.

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

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#7 posted 12-02-2014 06:23 PM

These turned out beautifully and will make wonderful gifts.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-02-2014 07:12 PM

Great boxes and the ribbons are wild.
Just a thought, maybe try the melting pot technique to create more natural ribbons.
Im just learning to make the boxes. I have no idea how to make the ribbons.
Blog would be great too.
Thanks for posting.
Made my day.

-- Quicksilver

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#9 posted 12-02-2014 07:25 PM

You now have made your best customer happy!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 12-02-2014 07:49 PM

very nicely done, a ribbon top box has been on my list for a while now

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#11 posted 12-02-2014 08:23 PM

You’re just having too much fun! I like them both and they fit the season. Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#12 posted 12-02-2014 09:11 PM

Very nice boxes Beautiful design.

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#13 posted 12-02-2014 11:20 PM

Great lookin’ gifts Bill.

-- Gary, Florida

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#14 posted 12-03-2014 01:07 AM

Beautiful little boxes!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 12-03-2014 03:08 AM

nice boxes, love the ribbon appearance on top

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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