Blue box

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Project by Randy M. posted 02-03-2017 02:10 AM 780 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made for my son he stated he wanted the lid to be blue (his school color) so blue it is. Wanted it to be a little larger but he picked the size 8.5” x 7.5” x 4.5” tall. The shell of the box is walnut with the raised panel lid is made with ash maple stained with transtint blue. The inner tray is mostly bocote wood .

Added some splines out of bocote with 3 on each corner.

Finished mostly with Arm R Seal to give it some protection.. The last picture is before assembly.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#1 posted 02-03-2017 04:08 AM

Nice box, a project he will enjoy and remember his Dad built for him. Good work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 02-03-2017 10:49 AM

Very nice. I love the blue raised panel and the splines. Family heirlooms are the best projects. GREAT job !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 02-03-2017 11:29 AM

Looks great. That blue top turned out really nice and walnut is always a good choice!

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#4 posted 02-03-2017 11:33 AM

Interesting blue tint,adds a nice individual touch.

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#5 posted 02-03-2017 03:02 PM

great looking box

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#6 posted 02-03-2017 09:34 PM

This is a beautiful box and I love the contrasting colors. It’s so nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-03-2017 11:23 PM

A fine looking box for a young man! I’ll bet he’ll really appreciate it, and keep his important items in it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 02-04-2017 01:59 AM

Thanks for the comments , I think he liked it ….....

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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