Funky Boxes

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Project by wncguy posted 05-05-2015 01:53 PM 1132 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some spalted box elder blocks that had some tear out & bad/punky areas so decided to use LJ “meaded” designs (without the “attitude arms”) for these 2 boxes… larger one is about 10” x 5 1/2” x 4” deep, smaller one 7 1/4” x 5” x 4 1/2” deep.
Finished with 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal.
Having a solid block was nice to work with, eliminated time to do glue up of boards for the block… of course I needed the time for all the #*@#* sanding.
If anyone knows of a source of nicely figured & dried wood blocks, it would be appreciated.
Thanks for taking time to look.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#1 posted 05-05-2015 02:03 PM

Always fun. Cool job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 02:33 PM

Nicely done!

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#3 posted 05-05-2015 07:22 PM

Well done, nice wood.

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 09:54 PM

Great boxes!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 05-06-2015 01:34 AM

Great pairing of box design and wood selection! These are truly one of a kind. Nice job!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#6 posted 05-06-2015 01:01 PM

Very Nice, nice rounded corners and edges, like the spalted Elder.

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#7 posted 05-06-2015 01:51 PM

I shudder at the sanding! Fun to make tho. Well done

-- Im bleeding, go get my super glue and roll of black tape....

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#8 posted 05-06-2015 03:39 PM

Funky and funny. I like the design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 05-06-2015 04:00 PM

I really like these a lot. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 05-06-2015 04:45 PM

Nice work, I want to try making these some day.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#11 posted 05-08-2015 11:48 AM

I like em. There should be a lumber source somewhere in your area. If not, the almighty internet will supply plenty of places for anything you want.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 05-08-2015 01:03 PM

All – Thanks for the comments & encouragement.

Roger – I’m lucky to have some good sources for lumber (both yards & mills) close by, but not so much finding “dried blocks” of figured wood so I wouldn’t have bother with the glue ups.

You’re probably right that I should spend some time on the web looking for sources. If there were any recommendations from the LJ’s it would be a good start.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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