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Project by longgone posted 03-01-2015 05:33 PM 1762 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a similar box like this recently (the fourth photo) and sold it right away so I wanted to make another one for the upcoming show. This one has the same diamond router pattern design but has rounded corners instead of the light sculpting.
I have one more leopardwood box I hope to complete before I pack up the van in the next couple of days.

This box is 8×5x 3 1/8” and has a gator leather lined bottom. The finish is lacquer.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-01-2015 05:39 PM

Love the router work. Would like to see it done.

Great work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-01-2015 05:59 PM

Greg,

This box looks a little different than the one you sold? Might be lighting or the wood? Have a great time and check out the local lumber folk. Getting a little warmer here. Hope the roads are clear!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 03-01-2015 06:13 PM



Greg,

This box looks a little different than the one you sold? Might be lighting or the wood? Have a great time and check out the local lumber folk. Getting a little warmer here. Hope the roads are clear!

- DocSavage45


Tom…I posted a photo of the one I sold (photo #4) so you can see the slight differences…otherwise they are very similar.

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longgone

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#4 posted 03-01-2015 06:15 PM

Monte…thanks. I’m having fun with the router work and find it good practice to keep my router techniques up to par…practice, practice and mo’ practice

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#5 posted 03-01-2015 06:30 PM

I can see why they sell so well. Great technique.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 03-01-2015 06:36 PM

Similar but different? LOL!

Be safe on the road.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 03-01-2015 06:56 PM

Greg, I really like the Router boxes. Are you using one of those Trim Routers, or a full size hand held router? I wish you were one of those video makers – I’d love to see your technique. Great looking box. Happy selling at your show!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#8 posted 03-01-2015 07:18 PM

Beautiful piece, I had it pegged as lacewood/silky oak. Same thing?

-- Discovery is the product of labor.

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#9 posted 03-01-2015 07:25 PM



Greg, I really like the Router boxes. Are you using one of those Trim Routers, or a full size hand held router? I wish you were one of those video makers – I d love to see your technique. Great looking box. Happy selling at your show!

- cajunpen


Hey Bill…I use a Dewalt 611 trim router. It’s more than powerful enough for this light routing and easy to control.

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longgone

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#10 posted 03-01-2015 07:26 PM



Beautiful piece, I had it pegged as lacewood/silky oak. Same thing?

- TriflingWoodwright


They look similar but are different

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-01-2015 09:21 PM

Love the lacewood! And definately up to your usual high standards. Have a great show.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 03-01-2015 11:29 PM

Dang Greg! You are a box magician. That is way cool. Wish you large sales.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#13 posted 03-02-2015 04:34 AM

Love It!

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#14 posted 03-02-2015 07:29 PM

beautiful work

-- Joe, Ga

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#15 posted 03-04-2015 04:00 AM

Very nice work, and that wood is a nice choice!

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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