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Project by patron posted 12-23-2014 11:32 PM 1893 views 1 time favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a few days ago i sent out a box to a special request
i had started two awhile back to check the tools in the new shop set-up
my friend danny came thru and picked up the one going to denver
and was ok with picking his own up today on his way home
which gave me time to finish it
got it done and still waiting for him to pick it up
(for those of you that don’t know spanish
‘porque’ means ‘why’ so ‘why parquet’)

dimensions are 6”h x 8”w x 25” long

it is made from some gorgeous fiddled black walnut
aromatic cedar lined inside both book matched all around
the top on this box was recessed to accept a full inlay
not just a medallion style like the other one

trying to come up with something i hadn’t used before
and looking thru the available woods i had and the time it would take to do them
i remembered i had a bunch of ash parquets tiles i had made years before
so i re-sawed some of them and curve cut them together at the edges
to continue the theme they had and used them that way in the top
kind of plain in some ways
so i dado’ed a grove to make a holly strip as a ‘frame’ for them
and took it up both ends and sides and along and across the top
it gave a more interesting look to the random wavy one

i used some green felt in the bottom
and made a sliding tray (that can be removed) to hold incidental small stuff
from getting lost in the bottom of the box

the finish is wipe on teak oil and wax super smooth and much easier to do
than spray finishes that take time and can collect dust or drip
and as it is so cold out not practical to do in the winter

well now the pressure is off
so christmas can be enjoyed as it should be

enjoy yours
and bless you all

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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Gary

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#1 posted 12-23-2014 11:47 PM

Super sharp, David. Your friend should be really proud of his gift

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

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changeoffocus

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#2 posted 12-23-2014 11:49 PM

David,
Interesting process for producing an outstanding project.
Merry Christmas to you as well.

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 12:34 AM

really beautiful david, i always love the inside lined with the red cedar, i also like the tray, all looks spot on, i imagine all who got one of these are really happy….so if i read some of this right, you wont let me come live there and smoke a little weed while i dream of owning your new shop, LOL…WHATS WRONG WITH THAT,,,,,LOL…BEAUTIFUL BOX …

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 12-24-2014 01:24 AM

As always, superior job.

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

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 12-24-2014 01:39 AM

Another Patron masterpiece.
A very lucky recipient indeed.

Nice job Dad!!!

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

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#6 posted 12-24-2014 01:46 AM

Very nice.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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patron

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#7 posted 12-24-2014 03:49 AM

thanks all
well we had dinner together
(why i was not present here)
and the box is on its way home

when danny picked it up it
he suddenly started with

“how did you ….”

priceless

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 12-24-2014 03:58 AM

So what you are really saying is, that like us….
Danny was/is awestruck, by your skills & talents!!!

Perfect reaction…. just like the box.

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

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patron

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#9 posted 12-24-2014 04:09 AM

well ….
it is nice when a plan comes together

think i’ll have some cake
then mosey off to bed

in spite of the temp
want to do more wiring in the shop
found some tools that still need atention
and a better home

may have to work in a jacket

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 12-24-2014 04:26 AM

Nice work David. Lots of boxes with stories recently. You are becoming a “Box guy” ! Thanks for the Spanish explanation. Mine is pretty limited. ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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patron

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#11 posted 12-24-2014 04:32 AM

thanks bob

i always look for diferent ways to do some art

if routine was my goal
id maybe get a cnc
and make popsicle sticks
while i laid around loafing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 12-24-2014 04:41 AM

That is an interesting thought; making Popsicle sticks. I have always wondered how long it would take to make a toothpick out of a fir tree ;-) Hand tools, of course.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 12-24-2014 04:44 AM

David- gracias for the Spanish lesson…sorta waisted on me buddy since I haven’t mastered English yet…lol beautiful box build sir. Merry Christmas

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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patron

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#14 posted 12-24-2014 04:57 AM

might go for at least two bob
in case the first gives you any trouble

that why we speak the universal language of wood buster
so we can communicate better
even if we haven’t experienced it
we can all imagine a 2×4 up side the head
probably a real learning thing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 12-24-2014 05:33 AM

Very good looking box. Excellent outlining with the trim work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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