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Project by measure1_cut2 posted 2004 days ago 3139 views 23 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these two boxes for my two stepsons for Christmas. Both are made from birdseye maple and mohagany. One has Paduak trim and the other Purple heart. The last box shown was made from the maple & paduak ‘leftovers’ The inspiration for the two came from a book called ‘400 boxes’ I was able to desgin the them in AutoCAD which helped alot during the build up. I made quite a few mistakes but sanding covers up a mulititude of sins.

-- To err is human and I'm I an expert in being human





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Bob Areddy

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#1 posted 2004 days ago

While everyone loves to build the next huge thing, the smaller projects are so awesome because they cost so little to build, but can easily show off the skill of the craftsman, which you’ve done beautifully!

-- --Bob http://www.areddy.net/wood

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Bob

23 posts in 2128 days


#2 posted 2004 days ago

Beautiful ! Oh to have the patience, not only to do the work but to also to plan the work!!

-- "How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatos, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?"

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Tom Adamski

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#3 posted 2004 days ago

Wow, Very nice work.

Tom

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

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LocalMac

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#4 posted 2004 days ago

Very nice pieces. I like the wood selection you chose.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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woodworm

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#5 posted 2004 days ago

Really beautiful! Great pieces of wood work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Max

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#6 posted 2004 days ago

Very nice, I really like the woods and the attention to detail.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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majeagle1

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#7 posted 2004 days ago

Very very nice ! I love the wood combinations and the design is beautiful. Great job !!!!

What are the dimensions of the boxes?

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Karson

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#8 posted 2004 days ago

A very nice post and welcome to LumberJocks. We always love boxes.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Ihor

65 posts in 2014 days


#9 posted 2004 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!

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TonyWard

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#10 posted 2004 days ago

Excellent work, can’t see any sins! Treasures to be passed onto future generations.

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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wood_wench

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#11 posted 2004 days ago

Stunning! These valet boxes (guys jewelry box) are just awesome. Love your choice of contrasting woods and the use of the splines. Books like “400 Boxes” are the best. You can get so many great ideas and inspirations from them and then just let your imagination, talent and skills go wild. I especially like how you beveled the outer left and right edges of the drawers to make their intersection with the carcass appear almost seamless from the front. Very nice touch.

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savannah505

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#12 posted 2004 days ago

Really excellent looking boxes, real craftsmanship here.

-- Dan Wiggins

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woodbutcher

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#13 posted 2004 days ago

measure1_cut2,
Really nice boxes! Did you save anytime by doing both boxes at the same time? The multiple wood uses are just great. I’m sure the boys are most proud of these. I’ve got three sons and when I have to make the multiple projects, I’ve started making them all identical. Congratulations on an excellent build again.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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BarryW

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#14 posted 2003 days ago

Very nice boxes and truly beautiful wood.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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rickf16

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#15 posted 2003 days ago

Nice boxes. The wood choices are great! Would like to know the dimensions along with the stock thickness and also how you did the feet. I have been asked to make a box for a 1911 and these look like what I’m after. If you have any plans, are they available?

Really nice boxes!!!

-- Rick

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