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Oak & Walnut Box Re-Do

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Project by Ebro posted 12-15-2015 02:14 AM 1046 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a second look at some of the boxes that I had posted earlier and realized I hate them! I had made seven similar style boxes and all of them are boring. Worse yet, I took all seven to a craft show and only sold one. Obviously people agree with me. I had to make some changes or I’d have them forever. On this one I made a new walnut lid and added some feet. The new handle is black palm. It’s a night and day difference. I didn’t take any pictures before I made the changes but the last picture is close to what it looked like… Ugh. I’m now in the process of re-working the remaining boxes. Thanks for looking.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 12-15-2015 02:32 AM

Nice work, we have all Ben there on projects. Mine was a G & G mailbox that required a redo.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Randy M.

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#2 posted 12-15-2015 04:54 AM

The lid change is very nice and complements the rest you hit a home run.

Like the wood choice before and after.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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TimWood

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#3 posted 12-15-2015 12:44 PM

Not boring anymore! Nice legs….lot of character in the top too

-- Tim Harrelson

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bob101

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#4 posted 12-15-2015 02:43 PM

Nice!

-- rob, ont,canada

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Kaleb the Swede

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#5 posted 12-15-2015 03:09 PM

That’s a sharp looking box now. Great job. Hopefully they sell well for you

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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bushmaster

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#6 posted 12-15-2015 03:22 PM

Now that is elegant. Before a well crafted box with excellent workmanship.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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JimInNM

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#7 posted 12-15-2015 04:10 PM

Wow, what an upgrade. Bet you don’t have any trouble selling this model

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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Ebro

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#8 posted 12-15-2015 05:08 PM

Thank you everyone! I appreciate the compliments.

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 12-15-2015 10:54 PM

great looking box. You added some nice features.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Mean_Dean

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#10 posted 12-16-2015 12:59 AM

A major league upgrade! The new lid, and new legs make a huge difference!

-- Dean

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jeffswildwood

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#11 posted 12-16-2015 01:20 AM

Wow! The changes are remarkable.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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greg48

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#12 posted 12-16-2015 04:41 AM

I like your changes. In the next iterations, if the body edges are sharp you might try maintaining that crispness on the legs and raised portion of the lid. Same goes with the black palm handle. If it doesn’t work, you can always ease over the edges.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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