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Project by goppetto posted 1524 days ago 1753 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first box was inspired by t-chisels dipling blog. This was a pain in the butt. Unfortantely the imperfections are every where on the top. Next time i’ll do a better job. I guess i’ll just chaulk this up to being my 2nd box ever. The top is birch with mystery wood which i think is chinese elm. This Box is being made for my Bro-in-law who is getting married and this was their logo. The other box was my very first attempt at making a box (Maple and poplar.) I think i improved a little but your comments and dislikes are much welcomes other wise I won’t get better.





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GMman

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#1 posted 1524 days ago

Great job on the boxes, lots of work to carve like that, came out great…. thanks for posting.

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Kate

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#2 posted 1524 days ago

Nice job with the carving. I like the pulls

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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clieb91

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#3 posted 1524 days ago

They both look good. The small one has a great finish it to it and brings out that wood nicely.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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dan abalos

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#4 posted 1524 days ago

It’s not made from pinnochio is it goppetto?
I think it’s a nice box, no pun intended. We all have to start somewhere right? You should see some of my early stuff, barely makes firewood.
Nice work all around.
Dan

-- Beer is the reason I exist on this earth, that and my family! (Aurora, IL) my blog: http://justanaveragedad.wordpress.com/

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Dean10

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#5 posted 1524 days ago

I like the band of dark wood in the middle of the top, brazilian cherry?? Your carvings far better than what I can do, it looks sweet. The only things I dislike are the hinges not set in the wood like the first box, probably due to thickness.

-- "May you live in interesting times"

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Jordan

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#6 posted 1524 days ago

I can’t see any imperfections. They are really nice!

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1524 days ago

way cool and super job

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NormG

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#8 posted 1524 days ago

Neat idea. Great execution

-- Norman

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joebazooka

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#9 posted 1523 days ago

I really like your carving job, I too am getting into that, but I am not as good as you seem to be. Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert-maine

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stefang

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#10 posted 1523 days ago

I think your boxs and the carving work look great. I’m never satisfied with what I make and I suspect that there are many others out there who are also afflicted with the same feelings about their own projects. I think this dissatisfaction motivates us to keep moving forward and improving our skills.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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goppetto

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#11 posted 1521 days ago

dean 10 that band is the same chinese elm. It might have been a little darker the sides of the box.
woody wood pecker 64 No but i was considering him. besides isn’t he a real boy now? I cant remember the end of that story

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