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Project by doubleDD posted 04-18-2017 12:08 AM 1224 views 6 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another flame box elder box built similar to the last one but with a few improvements. My brother-in-law like the one I built for my sister-in-law so much he ask if I would make one for their gran daughter. I used a brown suede for the liner to match her big brown eyes. He wanted her name carved on it so I used my new dremel router base to help aid my hands for steadiness. First time I carved a name on a box and I am pretty well pleased.
The size is 10 1/2’’ x 5 1/2’’ x 3 3/4’’ high. I used a satin lacquer so the Padauk wood wouldn’t take away too much of the beauty of the natural Flame in the box elder. Pic 3 really gives you an example of the grain on this, but not enough justice. I should add, the box elder was from a tree we had cut down a couple years ago. Imagine how surprised I was then.
Thanks for looking.

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





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Dan

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#1 posted 04-18-2017 12:17 AM

Nice, Good job of writing her name.

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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#2 posted 04-18-2017 12:18 AM

Great box, I particularly like the different length accent splines.

Box elder is hard to get the full affect in a picture.

Steve.

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John

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#3 posted 04-18-2017 12:19 AM

Gorgeous box Dave, she will love it!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 04-18-2017 12:26 AM

Now that is some beautiful looking wood. Excellent job on this box Dave. Looks like your new dremel jig is serving you well. I’m sure Amelia will love it!

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

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#5 posted 04-18-2017 12:44 AM

Great looking box Dave, lovely wood and she will love it.

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

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#6 posted 04-18-2017 12:45 AM

Wow…. Amazing box Dave. Great job on wood selection!!!

-- 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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#7 posted 04-18-2017 01:10 AM

Looking good Dave.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 04-18-2017 01:11 AM

Thanks Daniel. I believe I could use some more practice on names, something I will have to improve in the future.

Steve, you must of worked with it to understand its color. Its such a beautiful wood, if only you can capture it on film.

Thanks John. Her birthday is near, I will find out then.

Thanks Tony. I’m sure she will. I sure like it. LOL She will have two birthday party’s, one around here and one in Florida for other relatives. Lucky girl.

Thank you Bob.I’m getting low on this wood but I sure enjoyed using it on many projects.

Thanks Buster.I wish this lumber was more plentiful.

Thanks Paul. Seems like when I just let my hands fly on the jig it turns out great, but he more I concentrate on doing it, I screw up.I think I’m over thinking this.

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

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#9 posted 04-18-2017 01:23 AM

Dave, The comment you made to Paul is very true. Don’t ask how I know. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 04-18-2017 01:48 AM

Really really beautiful and wonderfully made. Congrats on a great build!

-- 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://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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ralbuck

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#11 posted 04-18-2017 02:30 AM

Box Elder is readily available as fire wod in southeastern ND.

Yes t does look pretty.

Nice work on the box and I do like the engraving too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 04-18-2017 02:59 AM

Thanks Thomas. I’m glad I’m not the only one. I guess sometimes you have to just go for it. Eventually we will catch on.

Thanks much Jerry. I’m trying to improve with every box.

Thanks ralbuck. I wish it would be more available around here.

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

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#13 posted 04-18-2017 03:28 AM

awesome box! Nice job i just attempted the same carving with my dremel base worked great!! Very nice

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#14 posted 04-18-2017 03:31 AM

Sometimes things work out exceptionally good, Dave, and this is one of those times.
Congrtaulations.
It is Beautiful.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 04-18-2017 04:10 AM

Thanks onedermutt. You have to admit the dremel base gives you some needed control to shape your carvings.

Bob, I appreciate the nice comment. I really wanted this box to turn out great. Little by little I’m getting better at them.

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

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