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Project by Tim Gates posted 1640 days ago 1929 views 14 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box is made from Ash. The handle is cherry with brazillian rosewood edges.

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#1 posted 1640 days ago

Great idea for the handle!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 1640 days ago

thats awesome! NICE design.

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#3 posted 1640 days ago

This is certainly a nice looking box. The handle adds plenty of visual interest to it as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 1640 days ago

Really nice box and the handle is unique.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 1640 days ago

Great handle

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#6 posted 1640 days ago

Thats a new twist on a handle, very striking!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#7 posted 1640 days ago

looks like something I saw in woodsmith magazine, did you do the article there?

-- tom

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#8 posted 1640 days ago

beautiful box!!

-- helen

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#9 posted 1640 days ago

Hey cool new idea for the handle on this one… nice looking box too…

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#10 posted 1640 days ago

That handle is amazing!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 1640 days ago

Nice job, Great Handle. Welcome to LJ.

-- Marty Ohio

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#12 posted 1640 days ago

Cool, in the first picture that handle looks somehting like a leather strap. Add a buckle and I’m sure you would fool a few people.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 1640 days ago

That’s great, I can imagine a couple of ways of making that handle. Care to share how you did it?

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#14 posted 1640 days ago

nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 1640 days ago

I saw this in WoodSmith and I had plans to make one. I even glued up the woods that were to be the handle (lace wood and wenge). However, that was one project that got delayed do to the Christmas pressure.

Yours looks great. Congratulations!

It was my understanding that it is illegal to export Brazilian Rosewood and I know it is extremely rare to find some available here. I’m very curious where you got it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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