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Project by psquared posted 11-22-2008 03:29 PM 1482 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife hates clutter – I like to see everything I own. Here’s the compromise; the box and dividers are marblewood, mitered joints with cocobolo and rosewood keys. The top is a floating raised panel made from a knotty piece of red oak scrap. Finished with danish oil. Lined with brown velvet.

I made every mistake possible in the construction of this box and learned a heckuva lot.

It now sits on the entry table in the hall and all of my stuff can be seen by lifting the lid.

Woodworking saves another marriage!

I built the lightbox someone posted last week and used for the photos. Came out pretty nice.

-- When the tide goes out you see who's been skinny dipping.

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#1 posted 11-22-2008 04:10 PM

Beautiful little box!

Woodworking saves marriages because the more time a man spends in the shop, the less chance he’ll have to say something to get himself into trouble.

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

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#2 posted 11-22-2008 04:16 PM

Nice box!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-22-2008 04:57 PM

Nice box,excellent wood, good job keeping the peace. The photo box took great pictures. Looks like a useful project to do. Thanks.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 11-22-2008 06:46 PM

Nice box.

I’m Lucky enough not to be married just yet.. Although I do have a Girlfriend, and she hates clutter as well, my Garage is a little more organized then my house or our house rather and she hates it lol.

Good work.


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#5 posted 11-22-2008 06:47 PM

Very nice, good job. You really put it right out there most would not put a top on with a knot, and it came out great.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 11-22-2008 09:34 PM

A nice box to keep your things assorted. Good joinery.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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