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Project by doubleDD posted 01-04-2017 05:49 PM 1353 views 3 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my sis-in-law in Florida, who we haven’t seen in years. Just a small box that can be used for any occasion or purpose. We will be visiting them near the end of the month and I thought this will be a nice gift.
It’s made from my own Box elder tree we had cut down a couple years ago due to the hazard of falling on the house.
I framed it with some Paudak on top and bottom with a raised panel top. I think the Padauk highlights the box elder nicely so I used Paduak splines also. I can not get over all the different colors in it, pictures are not giving it complete justice.
Approx 11’’ x 6’’ x 4’’. I used Danish oil and lacquer for the finish. Now I just have to finish my brother-in law’s gift.
Thanks for looking.

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





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littlecope

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#1 posted 01-04-2017 06:01 PM

Well Done Dave, she is going to Love it!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 01-04-2017 06:03 PM

An Absolutely Gorgeous Looking Box David! The wood is so filled with color and it shows so well in every direction. I like how the Paudak compliments that beautiful Box Elder. Nice contrasting splines too! Love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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mike1950

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#3 posted 01-04-2017 06:18 PM

Very nice box and wood…

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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Tooch

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#4 posted 01-04-2017 06:30 PM

That coloring g looks awesome.e I. The pictures, I can’t imagine how it looks in person. Great build, love the removable tray too

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 01-04-2017 06:39 PM

Ain’t gonna say it….Yes I am…That is awesome Dave!!!! Nice job sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 01-04-2017 06:52 PM

Nicely done Dave. No doubt she’ll love it.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 01-04-2017 07:15 PM

Beautiful!

Great Job!!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 01-04-2017 07:19 PM

You brought out the best in the wood grain. I really like the combination of Box Elder and Pauduak.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jerry

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#9 posted 01-04-2017 07:22 PM

Really beautiful!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 01-04-2017 07:41 PM

Dave, using a red accent wood really helps to bring out the movement and subtle colors in the box elder. Lee mentioned that…..What brand of butt hinge did you choose?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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peteg

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#11 posted 01-04-2017 07:55 PM

Bet your SIL will be one happy Sis :-)
What a gift wow
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 01-04-2017 09:21 PM

Thanks Mike. I’m sure she will be surprised at least.

Hi Tony. I have some Blood wood which was at one time really red, but age has gotten to it and it’s starting to look a bit brownish. So at least the Padauk works well it. Just wish I could get some outside pictures with it to really show it off. Wind chill in the minus today, very cold. Be seeing you soon. Can’t wait for some Florida weather.

Thanks Mike 1950.

Tooch, that’s the thing, some color needs to be seen in person, this is one of them.

Thanks for saying it Buster. You a man of many words.

Thanks Joe. I’m sure she will. If not, I have a cool router bit box. LOL.

Thank you Joe.

Thanks Lee. Let me tell you, there is grain everywhere, going in every direction. I never had Box elder look so good.

Jerry, thanks.

Hi Thomas. I bought the hinges on e-bay a couple years ago just to have some stock. I think they were $1 a set only.

Thanks Pete. Since we never saw their house, I guess it could be a house warming too. haha

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

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 01-04-2017 09:28 PM

Well done Dave. Beautiful job and great wood selection.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 01-04-2017 10:15 PM

I just may get to see your beautiful Flaming Occasional Box in person! :)

Dave I’ll try to keep the sun shining and the warm weather coming up from the south. You better not bring any of that Northern chill with you! LOL!

We have been in 80’s the last few days but the weather man said we are in for a cold blast soon. There goes my tomato garden! :(

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Bob Collins

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#15 posted 01-04-2017 10:50 PM

Your SIL will certainly love this box Dave, it is a beauty, well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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