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Boxes for the Swim Team Seniors

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Project by DrDirt posted 05-05-2017 01:30 PM 681 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a pair of boxes for the two graduating seniors on the Swimming Team.

Top is bubinga, initially shaped with a 4 1/2 inch angle grinder, but finished up to 400 grit with the HF 15.99 die grinder (yes I did tape the safety down)

Borrowed heavily on the design from Andy and his ripple box
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/100147
I asked him if that was OK before I built. His is still much more refined in shape.
The lid is different, I went with a butt hinged top, because I didn’t want the back edge of the “slab” to intrude into the available space because the pivot point would need to be more than 1 inch from the back.

Maple with Walnut Splines
Bubinga Top and handle

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin





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#1 posted 05-05-2017 02:03 PM

Wow wow…beautiful!

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#2 posted 05-05-2017 02:06 PM

they look great

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#3 posted 05-05-2017 02:39 PM

Very well done, I like the contrast between the bubinga and and maple. What a great and thoughtful gift!

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

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#4 posted 05-05-2017 03:16 PM

Thanks for the inspiration Andy. Seemed a ripple top for a swimmer made sense

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#5 posted 05-05-2017 04:38 PM

Dr. Dr. are they water proof? Nice job on the boxes.

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#6 posted 05-05-2017 05:47 PM

The wow factor on these is over the top, they are absolutely gorgeous. Fantastic Job!

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#7 posted 05-05-2017 05:50 PM

I think you could use another Wow! Wow! Very attractive boxes!

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#8 posted 05-05-2017 06:41 PM

Wow! These are beautiful boxes and they are so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 05-05-2017 07:27 PM

Great looking boxes!

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#10 posted 05-05-2017 08:59 PM

Fine looking pair of boxes—I’m sure the swimmers will really appreciate them!

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

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#11 posted 05-06-2017 02:02 AM

Really nice boxes. Beautiful work.
Particularly proud that you have given recognition to Andy for his design. So many have copied it and not done so.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#12 posted 05-06-2017 10:43 AM

great job on those two boxes!!!!!!!

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#13 posted 05-09-2017 11:25 AM

Very stunning doc

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