kon Teak e Boxes

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Project by Douglas Krueger posted 08-08-2009 10:33 AM 1731 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The H1B1 strain of the Box flu hit and the result was a feverish desire to construct rectangular wooden shapes. These are the first 2 of 15.

Tops are teak with some free hand patterns, remainder is unknown local Thailand wood, think the Thai’s called it maca. Dovetailed and then rounded corners, wooden hinges and several coats of paste wax.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 10:52 AM

Great looking boxes, Doug!
Sorry to hear about the “Box Flu”. I contracted it and I can only tell you that the symptoms worsen over time. No known cure…but making another box seems to alleviate some of the “suffering”... ;)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 02:54 PM

Doug, these are really nice looking boxes. The flutes and designs add interesting details to the lids that improve the box’s visual appeal. I have yet to catch this “disease” but, with inspirational posts like this, I am sure I will not be able to hold off much longer. :)

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

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 03:19 PM

beautifull boxes !

everytime i think were getting a handle on it ,
another lid opens ,
and a universe of ideas pop up ,
or someone in zimbabwe ,
makes a new one ,
from an old tractor seat !

-- 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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#4 posted 08-08-2009 03:49 PM

Beautiful set of boxes (all 15) I like the way you veried the lid designs to make each one different. All have very nice wood and grain apeal.

Fantastic work on the wooden hinges.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 04:04 PM

they look cool. I like the routing in the lids

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 06:55 PM

I looked at all your boxes, but came back to this post because of the lids. A fairly simple execution for someone of your obvious skill, but it took a not so simple idea first. I guess that’s the hard part when you make this many; making them unique and you pulled it off. Great job.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 09:12 PM

oh so lovely!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 08-09-2009 02:13 AM

All your boxes are fabulous and as Dale said they are all unique and that’s what makes them even more special. Well done

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#9 posted 08-09-2009 02:24 AM

great boxes well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 11-29-2009 08:30 PM

love the hinges on these, sweet

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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