Rough Beauty

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Project by jaykaypur posted 09-27-2016 09:12 PM 551 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made out of flame elder and measures 11 1/2” X 5” X 3 1/2”. Finished with Howard’s wax on the outside and Danish oil on the inside. The handle was not an idea until I had finished the box and it just looked like it was missing something. I think it worked out well. This will be added to my stockpile of gifts for Christmas. As always, thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 09-27-2016 09:29 PM

Very nice. Love the handle. Not ready for Christmas yet.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-27-2016 10:59 PM

Nicely done. It will live on forever! RH

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#3 posted 09-27-2016 11:28 PM

Beautiful! Love the way you carried the grain/markings around the box.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 09-28-2016 01:49 AM

Beautifully done following the burled grain. You sure have some cool flame box elder.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 09-28-2016 10:07 AM

very nice! gotta be great to be on your Christmas list!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#6 posted 09-28-2016 01:33 PM

Very slick. Cool hinges as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 09-28-2016 03:35 PM

I was worried that you were bleeding all over the wood, but upon closer inspection I’m really impressed with this. Nicely done!

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#8 posted 09-28-2016 07:05 PM

There is much to like with your creation. The grain match, the hinges and that gorgeous flame lumber. I really like it.
Thanks for posting.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#9 posted 09-30-2016 07:32 AM

Jaykaypur, the wood is lovely, and the box design is unique in the hinge and handle department. It is a rough beauty, but it does a nice job of showing off the wood. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 10-01-2016 05:48 PM

Looks wonderful, thank you for sharing

-- Norman

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