Third project. Gorbys' box

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Project by jembo posted 2546 days ago 1591 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

-Gorby was the dog of a close friend, this little box was made to keep his memories.

Beech, rabbets and dowels

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 2546 days ago

neat box, happy customers, sounds good to me

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 2546 days ago

Great wooodworking job on this box.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 2546 days ago

Wonderful box. I’m sure Don will approve.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 2546 days ago


Nice work on the box. Love that beech wood.

I’m with Thos. on this – if the customer is happy, it is good.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 2546 days ago

Nice design. Projects for special people, pets or occasions are always rewarding.

-- John

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#6 posted 2546 days ago

yes… beautiful box.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2546 days ago

Nice box. No, I’m not going to ask you about that sippy cup on your bench. You can’t make me!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 2545 days ago

Hey, James, this is a great little box; I just love small wooden boxes! I’m interested in that border treatment – how did you do that?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#9 posted 2545 days ago

RIP Gorby – very nice final resting place for a trusted and loved friend.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 2544 days ago

Hi Don. Thanks for your comments. The edge trim is glued-on pre-fab from my local DIY, available in many styles, all pine. I made this box before I knew what a router was, I mentioned I would make it differently now, maybe a nice champher, thumbnail or even a roman ogee.
Thanks Don.

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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#11 posted 2504 days ago

I like the box quite a bit, well done. Did you glue the bottom onto the frame with a simple butt joint?

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#12 posted 2503 days ago

Neat box!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 2503 days ago

Great box. And the decorations are also great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#14 posted 2486 days ago

Hi Duckarrow types,

thanks, the bottom is fixed with dowels in the corner posts and screws from the under side. The screws sit in countersinks hidden with wood putty.

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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#15 posted 2335 days ago

Very nicely done. I like the attention to detail. I am sure Gorby’s “owner’ really like it, too!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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