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Project by bosum3919 posted 02-10-2016 10:53 PM 1241 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box is approximately 11 1/4”W x 8”D x 8”H. Wood is Birdseye Maple trimmed in Walnut. Interior bottom of box is a warm brown leather with one removable tray. Thanks for looking.

-- Bob





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 02-11-2016 12:04 AM

Now that is one beautiful box. Thanks for sharing.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#2 posted 02-11-2016 12:13 AM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 02-11-2016 12:36 AM

Good looking box – really like the handle, gonna hafta try that

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#4 posted 02-11-2016 01:24 AM

Great looking box and the colors complement each other. Outstanding craftsmanship.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#5 posted 02-11-2016 01:57 AM

Great looking box, gotta love Birdseye maple, very nice.

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

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#6 posted 02-11-2016 02:17 AM

Wow! What finish did you use? I always struggle with finding the best finish – really like how you have brought out the beauty of the wood.

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Ebro

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#7 posted 02-11-2016 07:21 AM

Really nice! Congrats on how well it turned out.

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#8 posted 02-11-2016 11:58 AM

Bob, you did a great job on this box. It has a clean, crisp look. The wood is beautiful and I like the contrast. The feet and handle add interest.

I can’t tell for sure from the photo, but rounding off the top of the tray and the inside rim of the box make them more “finger friendly.”

You may have done this too, I can’t tell from the corner shot. But if you cut the four sides to length and then undercut the 45 for the corners, the grain will match exactly on three of the four corners.

You may also have done this already. I put 1/8 inch spacers under the bottom of the side rails before I glue the rails in place. This is just enough space to tuck the liner under on the sides and it makes fitting the liner inside the box a much easier process.

This box has a great finish, a super design, and some really glorious wood. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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bosum3919

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#9 posted 02-11-2016 02:56 PM

Thanks to all for the nice compliments. They are appreciated.

BB1 – The finish is 320 grit sanding and a special mix of poly along with careful selection of wood. Keep at it you will get there.

Bobsboxes – Would you believe my wife found this piece of Birdseye Maple hiding in a hardwood store in Missoula. I hauled it around for over 2000 miles to turn it into this box.

Boxguy – Thanks for all the useful comments. They are much appreciated.

-- Bob

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#10 posted 02-11-2016 03:17 PM

Cool Box Bob

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 02-11-2016 03:20 PM

Bob, this is a beautiful box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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ravensrock

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#12 posted 02-11-2016 03:53 PM

Boxes are so cool to build. Really gives the opportunity to use creativity, nice woods and different techniques. This one really nails it. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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JimInNM

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#13 posted 02-11-2016 04:29 PM

The selection of wood is a real eye popper. Beautiful everything

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

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bosum3919

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#14 posted 02-11-2016 04:40 PM

Jim, Charles, Dave and Jim again thanks for the kind words. I am leaving for a weekend show in a little while. This will my center piece this week. I used it last week and generated a lot of interest. I hope to not sell it too soon as it attracts a lot of attention to my display and leads to sales on other items.

-- Bob

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 02-18-2016 12:10 PM

This is another awesome box.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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