Elsa's Box

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Project by Marpintero posted 05-27-2009 12:35 AM 1190 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my firsts boxes. Is a gift for my father’s aunt. She is a cute person.
The material I use is solid eucalipto (Eucaliptus grandis), for the sides and the and handle, and plywood guatambú (Balfourodendron riedelianum) for the top (1/4’‘) and the bottom (1/8’‘).
Finish is paste wax (
Greetings from Argentina.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#1 posted 05-27-2009 12:47 AM

Nice Box!

I like the simplicity of the design and the handle!

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#2 posted 05-27-2009 12:48 AM

hola marpintero ;
buenvenido a este sitio .
me gusta la caja esta bien hecho !
pero no conosco las maderas .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-27-2009 12:48 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! That’s a nice little box.

It’s interesting that you know the scientific names for the wood.

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

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#4 posted 05-27-2009 01:06 AM

Nice work!
Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#5 posted 05-27-2009 01:25 AM

Una caja muy bellisimo!!

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#6 posted 05-27-2009 01:57 AM

Nice work looks good welcome to LJs

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#7 posted 05-27-2009 02:49 AM

Thank all for the wellcome. You can view argentinian woods at Is a site in spanish… of course. Thank you again. See you soon!!! Meanwhile I work in my next proyect…

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#8 posted 05-27-2009 06:20 AM

Nice box.

Good tight miters. I like the knot in the third pic. Gives the box even more charector.

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#9 posted 05-27-2009 12:35 PM

Hola and bienvenido marpintero

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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