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Project by Don posted 09-21-2007 07:27 AM 5924 views 40 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today, my friend who asked me to make this box saw it in person for the first time. She has been following my blog about making this box, but hadn’t seen it in the flesh (or should that be in the ‘wood’?). I’m pleased to report that she seemed delighted with it.

I believe that the red wood is Queensland Lacy Oak. The box trim is Victorian Ash and the dividers are American Maple.

I made a minor change that is shown here since the photo’s that I posted in my blog. Can you spot them?

For a full description of this box in a series of step-by-step articles, please see my blog.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/





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Buckskin

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#1 posted 09-21-2007 07:49 AM

Amazing and beautiful work as usual!

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#2 posted 09-21-2007 07:54 AM

Sure Don the velvet-like fabric on the bottom of the right tray. Did you by any chance though we weren’t paying atention? ;o)

Very, very nice job. She’s a lucky gal.

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WayneS

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#3 posted 09-21-2007 07:55 AM

Incredible! I’m sure your client will be thrilled to finally get to see, and touch it.

-- Wayne - Newbie looking to learn!

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Philip Edwards

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#4 posted 09-21-2007 08:39 AM

Don
Yet another classy box – congratulations!
Keep up the fine work,
Phil

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#5 posted 09-21-2007 11:24 AM

Yes… “you did good” :)

An amazingly beautiful small, wooden box!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 09-21-2007 11:50 AM

Outstanding Don.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#7 posted 09-21-2007 12:11 PM

I have to say, you are the master in making boxes! Very nice selection of woods and use in the right areas to get such great contrast. This is an Award Winner Don. Keep up the great work!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#8 posted 09-21-2007 01:03 PM

Don

Getting ready for the AWR competition with this box?

t.w.

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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shaun

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#9 posted 09-21-2007 01:23 PM

I used to think a box is a box and really never paid attention to them. Just goes to how you how ignorant I was. Don, your work is amazing. Thanks for opening my eyes to somethng new.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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GazAlyDesign

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#10 posted 09-21-2007 01:28 PM

Great work Don – colour contrast is fantastic.

The oak you refer to as QLD lacy oak, is that sheoak? I can’t quite tell from pics.

-- GazAly Design. Maker of fine...wood...stuff!

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Thos. Angle

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#11 posted 09-21-2007 01:29 PM

Don,
Exceptional work. I’ve watched it grow with great expectations. I must say that I am not disapointed. It is breathtaking. I think you made different top trays?

Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 09-21-2007 02:25 PM

Hello Don
Incredible project ! Beautiful work and design. Your craftsmanship is unparalleled.
Regards
DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 09-21-2007 02:30 PM

Don,

Congratulations on a great jewelry box. God has really given you some talent in woodworking. Thanks for sharing with us how you build these!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Joel Tille

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#14 posted 09-21-2007 02:40 PM

Great Work Don, Cuaght a few of the blogs in your series. Now I will go back and read it from start to end.

Thanks for sharing your project and your blog series. Fascinating projects like this help others get thier creative juices flowing. Realizing we can make our projects better by what we learn from LJ’s like yourself.

-- Joel Tille

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 09-21-2007 02:56 PM

Don;

When people build something, anything at all, it is apparent how much of themselves they put into it.

When I look at this box, I see a brain, as the design is spectacular, I see a beating heart, as it is certain your heart is a major factor in your work, and I see a pair of golden hands, as without these the rest would be left dissapointed. I can also see you have donated piece of your soul, as this piece is alive with it’s own personaity, grace and function. And finally I see comfort, as this box it at peace with itself, as no single part of it is left unattended, or neglected. It has harmony.

And finally, it is being released into the world by a maker who is at peace with it.

This is what we lj’s are all trying to achieve in our work, and you have pulled it off, masterfully.

Thank you for allowing us to share in your abilities.

As I said before, you are a MASTER!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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