My Wifes Box

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Project by measure1_cut2 posted 1995 days ago 2098 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 1995 days ago

VERY nice!! Love the maple

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#2 posted 1995 days ago


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

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#3 posted 1995 days ago

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

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 1995 days ago

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 1995 days ago

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 ;-))

-- "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 1995 days ago

I wish my wifes’ box was that nice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 1995 days ago

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 1995 days ago

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

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#9 posted 1995 days ago

a beauty..

-- making sawdust....

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#10 posted 1994 days ago

very nice

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#11 posted 1994 days ago

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 1994 days ago

very nice perfect choice of wood

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#13 posted 1994 days ago

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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