Oak Box with "bibb" handle

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Project by blockhead posted 10-16-2009 01:04 AM 2120 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor gave me a piece of White Oak a few months ago. I made this box for him as a little thank you for helping with my new shop and the vegetables he always brings over from his garden. In addition to the White Oak, there’s Olivewood, Padauk and Cocobolo. I spent the better part of 2 days trying to figure out what kind of handle I should make for the lid. Then, I remembered the unique handles on the boxes that bibb makes which are really interesting and I like a lot, so I decided to do something similar. I used brass bushings under the handle. As always, your comments and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks for looking.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 01:08 AM

Wow Brad great job bud.

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 01:18 AM

very nice…has an asian flavor…like a tea box…beautiful

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 01:22 AM


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#4 posted 10-16-2009 01:49 AM

Nice box : ) Ellen35 also uses the brass bushings on her handles : )

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#5 posted 10-16-2009 01:54 AM

I think your neighbor will be giving you more wood! Nice job.

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#6 posted 10-16-2009 03:56 AM

Real nice. BZ

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#7 posted 10-16-2009 04:11 AM

Brad, Great box! The lid and handle is a perfect design for that box. Like reggiek said, it gives it that asian flair. Very nice contrast of woods.

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#8 posted 10-16-2009 04:43 AM

Nice build

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 05:05 AM

very nice build. I really like all the different woods that were used. I’m sure bibb would be proud of the compliment and your use of the handle.Congratulations again on an excellent build.

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#10 posted 10-16-2009 05:10 AM

Brad, this is a gorgeous box. The paduak keys add a nice contrast to the box.

What kind of finish did you put on the box?

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#11 posted 10-16-2009 07:16 AM

Fantastic box. The wood choices are fantastic and the handle is the extra flair.

Great design and build.

Keep it up.


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#12 posted 10-16-2009 11:16 AM

Thanks for all the kind words LJ’s, much appreciated!
Dusty56- Thank you for the link.
Scott- The finish is Minwax Anntique Oil.
The pictures didn’t come out that great. I took about 20, but only 4 were decent. None show the figuring very well in the oak.
Thanks again for the comments.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#13 posted 10-16-2009 12:28 PM

BEAUTIFUL Box. I love it and your neighbor should too. Great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 10-16-2009 03:57 PM

Great job – looks good!

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#15 posted 10-16-2009 11:24 PM

Did you try photographing it outside ? You’d be surprised what daylight can do for a dark item : )

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