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Project by BobR posted 07-03-2007 04:01 PM 2753 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few boxes that I have made recently. Whilst most of my projects are bigger than these, it is boxes that give me a lot of pleasure. The box at the back comproses of four smaller boxes – a base, sitting on this a larger box, an on this two smaller boxes. The light timber is huon pine, and the darker is wenge.

The three small boxes in front of the huon pine box are all made from Camphorlaurel; two with spalted sassafras lids and the third having a blackwood lid. The pulls are from Americam wallnut.

The box along the wall has a body made from Victorian Ash with the contrasting timber American wallnut.

The two boxes at the front each have Victorian ash for the ends, with one having the sides made from American wallnut and the other having its sides made from jarra. In both cases the lid insert is from camphorlaurel.

The huon pine and the three small boxes are all finished with white shellac followed by a paste wax. The remaining boxes finished using a Danish oil followed by natural wax.

Thanks for looking.

-- Bob

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#1 posted 07-03-2007 04:22 PM

Those are really nice Bob. Beautiful wood and the proportions are spot on.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 07-03-2007 04:23 PM

What a great collection of boxes. I hope we see more of your posts.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 07-03-2007 05:27 PM

Wonderful work, Bob! I hope you show some more of your projects!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 07-03-2007 05:30 PM

oh what a beautiful collection.

I really really like that one against the wall …. oh yah.. N I C E

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 07-03-2007 05:30 PM

A great selection Bob. I like the looks of these boxes.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 07-03-2007 06:02 PM

Very, very, nice! Don is going to get very excited by this post…..:)

-- Bob

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#7 posted 07-03-2007 06:03 PM

Don is probably sitting at his keyboard now drooling over so many boxes…haha.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#8 posted 07-03-2007 06:07 PM

Excellent work. I love the wood that you used.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 07-03-2007 06:46 PM

Sweet boxes. There’s something really comforting about making a nice perfectly squared up box.

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#10 posted 07-03-2007 06:55 PM

I love boxes as well. These are all great!

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

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#11 posted 07-04-2007 03:10 AM

I like how the two boxes under the lid (of the box in the back) have their dovetails lined up creating a “butterfly.” Did you design that? Nice work!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 07-04-2007 03:29 AM

Bob, this is truly beautiful and original work. What a great idea of combining three boxes into one. How do these fit into each other?

Great work, Mate!

Oh, and in case you didn’t know – I just love small wooden boxes - and these are especially nice!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#13 posted 07-04-2007 04:41 AM

Great boxes Bob. They are all outstanding.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 07-04-2007 07:06 AM

Very nice job – as stated they are all outstanding

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#15 posted 07-04-2007 07:50 AM

Bob -

Great looking boxes! I like the interesting wood species. Looking forward to more!


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