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Project by whitedog posted 11-30-2009 07:38 PM 2378 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made out of a piece of wood that i found by a river in Colorado when we were on vacation this summer.The body of the box was a very weathered 2×12 (maybe fir) and the lid and accents were some old cedar fence posts. There is also some Manzanita burl and Malachite inlay on the lid. It is a little on the large side for most of the boxes I do – 11 1/2×71/2×51/2. It was a fun build because of the wood but it is a little to rustic for my taste.

please let me know what you think.

thanks for looking.

-- Paul , Calfornia





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#1 posted 11-30-2009 07:50 PM

Ok…its too rustic for taste…but not mine! Send it me for final approval and review. This is a very unique and appealing work. Thanks for sharing. Maybe you could do a blog on how to do one of these and on the malachite inlay?

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 07:50 PM

Ok…its too rustic for your taste…but not mine! Send it me for final approval and review. LOL
This is a very unique and appealing work. Thanks for sharing. Maybe you could do a blog on how to do one of these boxes and on the malachite inlay?

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 09:01 PM

i really like the box myself…..the wood has its own story to tell…and it does that…i like the jointery you choose and is a beautiful project …be happy with it…be even more happy with it and give it to someone…

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

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 12:03 AM

nice work reusing some older found boards… Most people just put those in the old fire pit… like to see rustic projects coming out of that old stuff…
Fire pits are for all the tiny cut off pieces that no longer are safe to push through the saw…
Good Work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 01:35 AM

Very interesting and unique…....the rustic look is great….and if it could speak…..you may hear some rustic memories of the wood. Great job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 02:30 AM

That is a very cool box.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Chips

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#7 posted 12-01-2009 02:57 AM

I like it.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#8 posted 12-05-2009 09:09 AM

Me to.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#9 posted 02-09-2010 06:46 PM

This is a wonderful box. It is my goal to someday make boxes and other projects such as this with only hand tools a la Roy Underhill. Keep up the excellent work!

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#10 posted 02-09-2010 06:57 PM

A great look well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 04-03-2010 01:18 AM

i don’t know how i missed your postes of the boxes you made but you seem to have a great idea for old wood others would pass up, well i know if i saw some wood like this on the road i would pass it up. Not now thanks for changeing my outlook.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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