my girlfriends box

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Project by craven posted 12-08-2008 08:31 PM 5090 views 5 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my girlfriend, Andy, posted her first project on here (the cutting board), she can’t get enough of the sawdust. This is her latest project, a jewelry box of goncalo alves with ziricote floor and top. It measures 4” wide, 7” long, and 2 1/4” tall. Looks like I have to share the shop now!!! Craven

-- let the chips fly!

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#1 posted 12-08-2008 08:45 PM

Love the corner splines and color combinations

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 08:49 PM

You do know that in some forums this title would be porn right? Nice box none the less.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#3 posted 12-08-2008 08:52 PM

I think that for the people who join this site, ALL projects involving woodworking is porn. Or better than porn.

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#4 posted 12-08-2008 08:54 PM

Great project, I take it you were trying to get her to join you. Maybe so you could keep an eye on her. What ever, looks like it worked. OH, tell her the box looks great, wink, wink.

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

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#5 posted 12-08-2008 08:55 PM

Coed Naked Woodworking, woot!

-- Rich, WNY,

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#6 posted 12-08-2008 09:19 PM

To some this is their porn…..sawdust….shavings…..wood…..powertools…..handtools…..

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#7 posted 12-08-2008 10:23 PM

You are soooo lucky to have a partner who loves being knee high in wood shavings. Mine would rather read a book or watch TV. But hey at least I get some ‘me’ time. You budding lumberette is showing some real talent. Please pass on my appreciation of her skill.


-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#8 posted 12-08-2008 10:52 PM

Any woman should be proud to have as nice a box as your girlfriend has.

It’s with caution that we respond this way I think.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#9 posted 12-08-2008 10:57 PM

The wooden thing in the picture is awesome….” good save “

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#10 posted 12-08-2008 11:01 PM

Very nice box! Ya better get a ring on that finger soon.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#11 posted 12-08-2008 11:03 PM

That is great. I posted a box I made here, but I definitely think it would have benefitted from a few of the fetures hers has. I particularly like the shapped top. Some great wood was used too. I’ve never tried those types. Nice work!

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#12 posted 12-08-2008 11:20 PM

This is a wonderful project and a beautiful wood combination. Yes, Craven you are going to definately have to share your shop now, but with the space that you have, there is ample room enough for the both of you to work. Just make sure she doesn’t get into YOUR lumber. :)

With two nice projects completed, Andy how about creating your own page?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 12-08-2008 11:27 PM

Nice box, love the base and the corner splines. Thanks for sharing!

-- Fred, Georgia

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#14 posted 12-09-2008 12:22 AM

do i see the kitchen table and the shop in the same space behind your girl?nice box.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#15 posted 12-09-2008 12:24 AM

Andy thats a lovely project and I agree you should join under your own page rather that suffer HIS poor taste that was probally selected to encourage snide remarks. OR being a red head you could probably just pound his brains with what evere tool is handy ang get both the shop and his place at LJ’s. (Of course that could result is some nasty legal fees)

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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