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Project by ellen35 posted 1767 days ago 1660 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are 3 boxes I made over the last month. I was going to wait until I had one more finished but Len (Dusty56) was so encouraging that I thought I’d post them now with the story of each. The “little minnow” is 6 inches long and is mahogany with a maple “fin” handle. The larger minnow is 10 inches long and is a combination of maple, luan mahogany and walnut – it is also my first attempt at flocking (black flock). The third box is just the right size for tea. The top is purple heart (I’m gonna hate it when that top turns brown!) with the Asian touch made using my new router table. I ended up using parts from a lamp for the spacers on the handle as they were thin and able to be screwed in on both ends – got them at my local hardware store for about .45 each! The box itself is made from a butcher block sample given to me by a friend who works in a kitchen design showroom. He has given me 3 of these so far… all different woods. I simply take off the edge, run them through the planer to get them clean and smooth and resaw them on the table saw. It is really free wood for me and I still have a very hard jatoba and a beautiful cherry to work with (and he promises more – as they replace the samples, they throw away the old ones – now recycled to me!). This box is made from some exotic whose name escapes me (and I cut it off the end before I could write it down!!). In the background are 2 cutting boards that I made.
Thanks for looking – and Len, thanks for your encouragement!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire





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Dudley

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#1 posted 1767 days ago

Nice boxes. Havin fun aren’t ya. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1767 days ago

hmm…. I get a feeling I saw these somewhere….. lol – Fantastic!

we really need to find someone to design a new wood specie that would involve purpleheart, and a non-fade-color

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 1767 days ago

More Exquisite work Ellen!

I agree with PurpLev, I wish that color wouldn’t fade. It is beautiful.

And you look like you’ve really taken to your new router table!

Very nice work!

-- Having fun...Eric

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navyman

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#4 posted 1767 days ago

very nice work.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1767 days ago

Eye-catching and well-executed boxes. Great job, Ellen!

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

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1767 days ago

Sweet. Good for you.
I especially like the box with the kerf’ed top. Nice addition.

Those boards that you are hiding look great too.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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peruturner

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#7 posted 1767 days ago

Well done love the looks and wood

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 1767 days ago

Ellen, you are really getting the hand of this. Those are gorgeous band saw boxes and the tea box is beautiful. And putting the cutters in there as well, shows that you have been busy lately.

Nice job. You certainly are an inspiration!

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

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grizzman

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#9 posted 1767 days ago

these are great ellen…looks like the box fever is spreading…they sure are fun to do…i seem to see some boards there in the back ground…...have you been hangin around degoose…lol…..ive actualy done another box this weekend for my moms birthday….will post it in a day or so…...thanks for showing your wonderful gems…..grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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woodsmithshop

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#10 posted 1767 days ago

very nice Ellen, it seems that band sawn boxes and cutting boards are getting to be very popular items to make, I am going to have to try it myself when I get the oppurtunity , soon I hope.
great job!!!

-- Smitty!!!

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poroskywood

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#11 posted 1767 days ago

Ellen, great job. I might try your design on my first bandsaw box. I love the square box, the lines and the tapered edges in the lid, mitered splines. At first glance I didn’t think they were tea pouches in the box. I thought wow a little box for by your night stand….. for special moments….. sorry mind in the gutter….....

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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GMman

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#12 posted 1767 days ago

Ellen you did a fine job on those boxes.

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 1767 days ago

Great work Ellen
Thanks for posting

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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rowdy

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#14 posted 1767 days ago

Nice looking boxes!!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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kerflesss

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#15 posted 1767 days ago

Good looking projects! You’re having too much fun….

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