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Project by Gord Graff posted 10-02-2007 11:42 PM 2590 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,

Not all of my work is off the deep end, every once in awhile I like to do something normal.
This spalted beech and padauk box which I made from scraps laying around the shop holds the wicks for my oil burning lamps.

I guess I could have put the wicks somewhere else but hey….....................................I’m a woodworker.

All the best

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers:

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#1 posted 10-02-2007 11:45 PM

Another great one, Gord! You have a very unique eye for woodworking creations. I really enjoy looking at your work!

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

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#2 posted 10-03-2007 12:59 AM

Very nice box.

-- Krisztian VA My website:

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#3 posted 10-03-2007 02:01 AM

This is normal, Gord? I am starting to get a feel for your work. When I pulled up the project page, I saw this box, but couldn’t see the name without scrolling down. I correctly identified it as yours!


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

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#4 posted 10-03-2007 04:15 AM

Beautiful and one of a kind! Very interesting choice of woods and a unique design! Nice job


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#5 posted 10-03-2007 04:19 AM

Very very nice. I love the rods. Great wood/grain choice.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#6 posted 10-03-2007 06:03 AM

Another great piece, Gord. Keep ‘em coming. We’re good at lookin’ at pitures.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 10-03-2007 06:04 AM

Another great project Gord.

You been doing this long?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 10-03-2007 06:06 AM

Cool box, I love to make boxes and this is a little bit different design than you normally see.



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#9 posted 10-03-2007 07:27 AM

I think Don is going to like this one – I know I do.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 10-03-2007 08:29 AM

Yes, CJP, I not only like it, but because I just love small wooden boxes, I love it!

Seriously, Gord, you work is very interesting. This is not intended to be a negative comment, because it is a box after all, and I just love small wooden boxes, but my first thought was that it was a small coffin for a pet or something like that. I’ve not seen brass rails used in the way you have – I guess that is what tricked my thinking.

Very nice work – and as Charlie implied, it has your design signature.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#11 posted 10-03-2007 01:10 PM

oh yes.. this falls into the “normal” category—ah.. not really. Very unique and stunning!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 10-03-2007 07:54 PM

It looks great!

-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!

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#13 posted 10-04-2007 01:24 PM

This is the result of thinking outside the box.Your use of brass and the contrasting woods makes a strong visual statement.Subtle this is not. Always risky, but worth it in the end. I like it!
Making small boxes allows us to explore new designs,materials,combinations of wood,hardware,etc…and that will greatly influence us in our other work.

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

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#14 posted 10-04-2007 01:37 PM

“wicks for my oil burning lamps”? you have to be kidding <grin> They must be very special wicks. It looks a little Asian to me when I first saw it.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#15 posted 10-05-2007 03:19 AM

Haven’t been on the site for a bit so please pardon my late comment on this beautiful box Gord. Outstanding design and execution. I really like pieces with an architectural feel and your work certainly has that feel, especially this box. Love it and thanks for posting it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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