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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 2493 days ago 1396 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s getting harder and harder to post my modest boxes here with some of the things I’ve seen lately, but I shall attempt to put my feelings of inadequacy aside and carry on. :-)

Once again, this was made from leftovers around the shop. It is walnut with poplar trim. I would have preferred cherry, but, alas, none was to be found in the scrap bin. I’m calling it a man’s jewelry box because it is on the smaller side, and the lines ares somewhat masculine. The round bins in the sliding tray were designed to be the right size for tie tacks and cufflinks. Finish is water-based poly. I usually put on a couple of coats, sand to 150, then about 3 more coats, sanded to 400 in between.

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





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mot

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#1 posted 2493 days ago

I think it’s awesome, Charlie! Very tasteful lines and nice contrast!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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bryano

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#2 posted 2493 days ago

nice craftsmanship. the round holes at the top are a great idea.

-- bryano

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Lip

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#3 posted 2493 days ago

Looks great to me … I too like the round holes at the top … something I hadn’t thought of before.

Nice job and thanks for sharing!

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2493 days ago

Charlie,
I think it is just right. It is elegant and masculine yet very finesseful. Well done. You don’t take a back seat to any one, Charlie.
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Buckskin

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#5 posted 2493 days ago

I think the holes at the top would be good places to put rings as well. Nice box!

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2493 days ago

Nice box Charlie, don’t denigrade yourself, your artful hands matches the best of them around here, the box is beautiful, anyone would be proud to own it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2493 days ago

Great one Charlie. I’ll be stealing the round hole idea. And I like the re-purposed lift/cabinet handle too. I echo the rest of the folks when they tell you that you are in the thick of it with the Boxhounds. I have a box out in the garage that is looking homelier by the second after seeing what Andy, Don, Ethan, Bwillie and Stewart have been up to. But we must maintain a stiff upper lip, and not hide our lights under a bushel.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 2493 days ago

Thanks everybody. Yeah, Doug, I forgot to mention that the knob was recycled from my Hurricane Katrina renovation.

And the round hole idea everyone seems to approve of was inspired by my laziness. I was going to put a traditional partitioned tray there, but while I was thinking how hard it was going to be to make one that small, the light bulb came on in my head and I said, “Hey, a little slab of walnut and a forstner bit would do the trick!”

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

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2492 days ago

brilliant idea re: round holes. My hats off to the Box Hound member!

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

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Don

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#10 posted 2492 days ago

Charlie, if we were going to let the superior craftsmanship of our LumberJock Mates deter us, there would be only a few posters on this site.

This is a terrific box showing lots of originality and design panache. Now, you already know that I just love small wooden boxes, but I haven’t told you that I haven’t seen a wooden box that I don’t love.

This one is special. I don’t know how I missed the obvious idea of using holes for small jewelery boxes. I made these for my church. I made about twenty, because some other churches wanted them as well. So I set up a small production line and made up the components.

Some of the ‘seconds’ I didn’t use and was about to chuck in the fireplace when my wife asked me if she could have one. She has been using it for a jewelry organizer for over a year now. How could I have missed this simple idea?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 2492 days ago

Thanks, Don. If a piece meets with your approval, I know I must be doing something right.

Like I said, some of my best ideas are products of my own laziness!

BTW, I’m glad to see your church follows the civilized practice of disposable cups. Most places around here they just drink from the communal chalice and pray that the good Lord or the alcohol will kill the germs. LOL!

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

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YorkshireStewart

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#12 posted 2491 days ago

Anyone mind if I steal the round holes too? That’s such a nice approach to a tray and I like the story about the Hurricane knob! The contrast of timbers is very attractive, as are the proportions. A lovely box Charlie.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Vjer

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#13 posted 2355 days ago

I have to agree with the others…what a great idea the holes were. Very nice lines and the knob is cool.

-- My mind is like lightning...one brilliant flash and then it's gone.

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#14 posted 2355 days ago

Very nice!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 2235 days ago

Nice work Charlie.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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