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Project by Bobsboxes posted 01-09-2016 03:36 PM 1861 views 20 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was great fun to build, finding a great maple burl piece for the lid, I then built a contoured box around it. Walnut for box body, with felt liner.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain





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#1 posted 01-09-2016 03:50 PM

Fantastic

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gsimon

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#2 posted 01-09-2016 04:11 PM

creative approach – looks great!

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 01-09-2016 04:48 PM

A+++++++++++++++++

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

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#4 posted 01-09-2016 05:52 PM

This is beautiful Bob. Looks a little like the state of Minnesota where I’m from. That makes me like it even more :).

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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#5 posted 01-09-2016 06:11 PM

That is one sweet looking Box!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 01-09-2016 06:11 PM

WOW !!!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#7 posted 01-09-2016 06:12 PM

Real nice. I like the way you did the front.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#8 posted 01-09-2016 07:10 PM

Magnificant live edge top!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 01-09-2016 07:17 PM

Thanks everyone for the very kind words.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#10 posted 01-09-2016 07:30 PM

This box is absolutely just beautiful. One question; did you match your three pins on the back as well? I was unable to see if you did.
Again, fantastic job keep up the good work!

-- #makedust

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Bobsboxes

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#11 posted 01-09-2016 08:20 PM

The pins on each side are mini-x stepped dowels, these help hold the ends to the sides. Plus they look nice and finished. I usually glue box together, then before contouring the outside, I drill the dowel holes and glue them in. On some projects, I leave them long, for an added element. Hope that helps.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#12 posted 01-09-2016 10:09 PM

Love it

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#13 posted 01-09-2016 10:23 PM

Nicely done

-- You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find, you'll get what you need

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#14 posted 01-09-2016 11:06 PM

Oh man, I love that live edge….

-- still trying to think of a clever signature......

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#15 posted 01-09-2016 11:58 PM

Very nice box- I love the lid.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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