Another box

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Project by griff posted 08-16-2009 02:42 AM 1410 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another attempt at a box. it is made of Poplar stained with Bronze Walnut , the top is oak, walnut crotch and a small strip of maple. finished with gloss lacquer. Thanks.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 02:51 AM

Mike, this is a nice box. I was going to say little until I saw the photo of your daughter with the box. The walnut and maple additions to the lid add visual interest to the box.

Nice job.

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 02:53 AM

Wow that is a nice piece of walnut. It looks like someone may be thinking of claiming this as her’s!

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 03:04 AM



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#4 posted 08-16-2009 03:32 AM

Nice design, and the figure on that top is MAGNIFICENT! (Good job on the model, too.) :-)

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

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 03:48 AM

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 04:23 AM

Nice box Mike

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#7 posted 08-16-2009 04:31 AM

Nice looking box – you did a great job and I love the walnut crotch insert set off by the maple strip… it really works well. Your little one appears to have a firm grip on the box – I think it is hers. Don’t imagine you refuse her much anyway, right?


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#8 posted 08-16-2009 04:32 AM

Gorgeous box, the mixed woods are great.

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#9 posted 08-16-2009 07:13 AM

fantastic box and wood , a cute little sweetie and nice table

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#10 posted 08-16-2009 08:17 AM

Very nice box. The wood choices are fantastic. The wulnut crotch is set off nicely by that maple stip in the lid.

Great job. Keep it up.

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#11 posted 08-16-2009 09:23 AM

the wood is just so pretty…a great selection for the top.

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#12 posted 08-16-2009 02:30 PM

The walnut is just beautiful. The maple strip accentuates it well. Nothing sets walnut off any better than that smile on your model, though. Keep up the good work.

Ken McGinnis

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#13 posted 08-16-2009 09:31 PM

That box top is a real winner. Great walnut, excellent finish.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#14 posted 08-19-2009 08:20 PM

Beautiful selection of woods.This is a very nice box,great job.
What a pretty model you have :-)

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#15 posted 09-25-2009 11:38 AM


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