Christmas Box for Grandpa

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Project by wdbutcher71 posted 12-27-2009 07:49 AM 1665 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A box I made this Christmas for my grandpa. Black walnut top and splines. Oak body. Minwax poly finish.

-- Matthew M. Central Washington

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 08:08 AM

Good job Matt

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 08:09 AM

nice selection of contrasting woods!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 08:27 AM

Nice looking box out of great wood.
How thick is the stock of the box sides if you don’t mind to let me know?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 08:47 AM

Close to 3/4” woodworm. I wish I had thinned it down a touch more after I started putting it together. I came out a litle chunky looking.

-- Matthew M. Central Washington

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#5 posted 12-27-2009 04:28 PM

Awsome job, looks real good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 12-27-2009 04:39 PM

Looks like a great gift to me. Like the contrasting woods.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 12-27-2009 04:42 PM

Very nice box. Makes it even better knowing it went to someone important to you.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 12-27-2009 07:58 PM

nice box the sides look good thick like that, did u have a hard time flushing up the top with the bottom when u put the hinges on?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 12-28-2009 09:44 PM

bigike: fitting the hinges was no problem. had the top and body clamped together for sanding purposes already. The only problem was the original hinges I had came with tiny brass screw which I promptly broke off. Had to go to the larger hinges to cover my sin.

-- Matthew M. Central Washington

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