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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 12-31-2008 06:46 PM 1817 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to post these just so some of you guys won’t think I’ve gotten over my box phase. :-) The larger one is cherry with walnut accents, and is approximately 5” x 7”. The other one is walnut with maple splines, measuring about 4” x 6”.

These were just sort of waiting-for-the-glue-to-dry projects while I was working on my winter contest entry, which I’ll be posting soon.

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

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 06:53 PM

Beautiful, Charlie!!

Really like the contrasting splines and inlay.


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

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#2 posted 12-31-2008 06:55 PM

Way to go you show off. They are looking good. I love that figured Walnut!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 06:58 PM

Cool boxes, Charlie! I agree with Odie on the walnut.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 07:11 PM

Great boxes Charlie. the walnut box has some class. great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 12-31-2008 07:37 PM

Very nice boxes Charlie, ditto with everyone else on the walnut.

I like the inlay band on the cherry one also, nice touch.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 12-31-2008 07:56 PM

Them’s just dandy, Charlie. I like what you did while you were waiting for the glue to dry. I usually wind up on here which is not always as productive but still fun.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 12-31-2008 08:05 PM

these are both awesome…I think my eye is drawn to the one on the right…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 12-31-2008 08:21 PM

Those are very nice!
I glad to hear you are not “over” boxes yet… Can that happen? I hope not.

Keep up the great work!

Have you considered fitting a lock into a box yet???


-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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#9 posted 12-31-2008 09:12 PM

Great looking boxes Charlie. I love the inlay strip.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#10 posted 12-31-2008 09:15 PM

Very nice. I’m glad to see you’re not just twiddlin’ your thumbs while that glue is drying. I’m curious about your Winter Contest entry. I look forward to seeing it.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 12-31-2008 09:37 PM

Thanks, everybody.

Tom, I’m a little intimidated by locks. I’m not even crazy about hinges…. as these two prove. LOL!

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

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#12 posted 12-31-2008 10:57 PM

Charlie these look great, I really like the walnut top. Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#13 posted 01-01-2009 01:28 AM

Nice boxes Charlie. A full production.

And what, no people kissing in the background of the pictures?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 01-01-2009 01:49 AM

Looking good Charlie – that walnut did cry out to be a box lid!
If you ever think about being over boxes, you should call me before doing so (box sponsorship program).

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 01-01-2009 01:54 AM

These are really nice, Charlie. The walnut one is simply gorgeous. To tell the truth I do not believe that you can ever “get out our a box phase”. These things are simply addictive.

Nice post. And I am glad to see you haven’t run out of inlay material yet. :) It adds a nice touch to the cherry box.

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

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