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Project by degoose posted 1667 days ago 1499 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished… this was for Xmas ?
I did not make this box by myself.. it was a collaboration with a good friend and Master Box Maker Col…. he was the one who first encouraged me to try wood working and then he stopped for a number of years and then we met up again and I rekindled his passion for woodworking ….Now he is passing on his skill in boxmaking to me.. and I sand his cutting boards on my drum sander.. good symbiotic relationship… with Ken [LJ Kenscraft] we are the three amigos. lol….
I am posting this because the design is not one I have seen before [correct me if I am wrong] and I would like you to see what Col can do..I am very proud to have helped on this one.

This box is made from English Silky Oak… probably around 100 years old..

The lid pivots on dowel pins and does not require any stays to remain open… Lined with Felt glued in with PVA..
The lid has a soft close due to the snug fit… and the air pressure inside the box… makes a slight shoosshh sound when closing… very cool.
I did however do the finishing work. 6 coats of wipe on poly…[Minwax]
Please let me know what you think of my mate Col’s box.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...





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GaryBuck

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#1 posted 1667 days ago

Well I ain’t to crazy about the color you guys chose on the inside there. Nothing wrong with it, just isn’t the color I really care for. Choosing colors is a tough one, the ones you may like others hate and the ones you hate others think it’s beautiful so go figure, but other than that, I think it looks awsome Love the wood grain, finish and style. REALLY liked the pin hinges very cool.Thanks for sharing.

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patron

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#2 posted 1667 days ago

i’ve never seen one like it ,
the design is top drawer !

nice story on inspiration from both ends .

looks really nice ,

congrads to the both of you !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ellen35

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#3 posted 1667 days ago

Love the pivots!
The wood is interesting too.
Unusual shape and size.
I like it!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Napaman

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#4 posted 1667 days ago

nice wood…and funny—-one of the things I thought was that I LIKED the color of the inside—goes well with the wood…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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eddy

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#5 posted 1667 days ago

wow,cool,great, nice,
did i miss any, i have never seen this design
now you done it i have a nother thing to make
thanks for posting

-- self proclaimed copycat

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GaryBuck

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#6 posted 1667 days ago

L.O.L. Napaman see what I mean L.O.L.A. Colors,,, thats a toughie. Don’t get me wrong it looks damn good, just ain’t my cup a tea ol chap. Larry forgot to mention never seen one quite like it and very cool design. I love it.

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dustbunny

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#7 posted 1667 days ago

Love it ! Love It ! Love it !
Your friend Col is a master box maker for sure.
Between the two of you I see some interesting things in your future.
If I were you I would definitely be picking his brain for the craft.
Just Lovely !! : )
Is the color inside lavender ?

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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webwood

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#8 posted 1667 days ago

very nicely done – love the top

-- -erik & christy-

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 1667 days ago

Nice job Larry. Do you have any problems with the dowel pin when the humidity changes?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 1667 days ago

Me like very nice.

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GaryBuck

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#11 posted 1667 days ago

OOOOHHHH good question???? What about humidity? Or are the holes drilled out slightly larger to allow for that?

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degoose

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#12 posted 1666 days ago

Good question… I will ask the master when he comes over later.
I will be showing him to post and I am sure he will be chuffed about all the good comments.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 1666 days ago

Very cool Larry Looks like high end executive attache case

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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GaryBuck

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#14 posted 1666 days ago

Hey now there is an idea that Jim’s got, make them a little bigger, put some file holders in them with some latches and a handle and sell them for the big bucks to the suit types.

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matt garcia

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#15 posted 1666 days ago

Pretty wood!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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