My Wifes Box

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Project by measure1_cut2 posted 02-06-2009 05:23 AM 2368 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As we all know once someone finds out your a wood worker you get the “can you make me that?” effect. Usually they pick a project from a magazine that won some award or belongs in a museum. Mean while your still trying to figure out how to make the lumber square. Luckily my wife picked out this project which was pretty straight forward with keyed miter joints. It’s made from a curly maple and padauk from a formal plan off the internet. It’s finished with 3 coats of Tung oil and wax.

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

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#1 posted 02-06-2009 05:31 AM

VERY nice!! Love the maple

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#2 posted 02-06-2009 05:57 AM


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

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#3 posted 02-06-2009 06:48 AM

Beautiful box, very nice combination of woods. She must love it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 02-06-2009 07:14 AM

Very nicely done. I like the color and design. How long did it take you?

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

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#5 posted 02-06-2009 07:52 AM

Nice work. Your comments remind me of my wife. She wanted a treasure chest for display about so big by so big. she wanted it cheap, fast and left me to my imagination. Guesss I’ll have to take a pic or 2 and post it one of these days. The only thing worse than “them” finding out you are a woodworker is “them” finding out you’re an electrician ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 02-06-2009 08:36 AM

I wish my wifes’ box was that nice : )

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#7 posted 02-06-2009 08:43 AM

haha, Dusty…

That reminds me of the last time someone posted their wife’s box a few months ago.

This one is nice too.

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

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#8 posted 02-06-2009 11:09 AM

Gee whiz golly oh my….I wish I had wood that pretty…

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#9 posted 02-06-2009 01:39 PM

a beauty..

-- making sawdust....

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#10 posted 02-06-2009 02:37 PM

very nice

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#11 posted 02-06-2009 03:01 PM

This is a beautiful box and the padauk and curly maple work well together.

Nice job.

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

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#12 posted 02-06-2009 05:11 PM

very nice perfect choice of wood

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#13 posted 02-06-2009 11:22 PM

Great looking box! I like the handle.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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