Megan's Box - Fastest and Thinnest

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 06-20-2010 03:00 PM 4196 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the thinnest and fastest work on a box… Got the front and rear and trays in 3 mm thickness only… and it is still in dovetail joint. The fastest …. took me 8 hours last Saturday 19 June, 2010 .. overnight for glue to dry ….. plus a half day of the following day Sunday 20 June….. Everything goes smoothly with some alteration at the end….

Materials …. Recycled very selected portions.
LID AND BOTTOM =.. frame and unidentified wood (4mm thick)
TRAY 2—SIDE WALLs – MOLAVE (4 mm thick), IPIL floor (3 mm tick)

CHALLENGES: all the joints done in hand cut dovetails in bigger angles due thin walls. framings of the bottom and lid are done in spline with grooves so that the walls will be fitted firmly.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 03:45 PM

very nice!

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 04:27 PM

Nice Bert. Those are woods I am enjoying working with also. Your boxes display them nicely and show noteworthy skill with them. Amazing colors in those pieces.
Bill – Binan Laguna

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 05:11 PM

Thanks Bill,
I have read your journey in the PI and it is good to know that you keep track of the usefulness of the nature way and how it is created. Here is one of a kind grain patter…... KAMAGONG…..

Kamagong 2

Thanks for viewing..

-- Bert

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#4 posted 06-20-2010 07:37 PM

Nice work and nice woods Bert.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-20-2010 07:38 PM

Unique well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 06-20-2010 09:40 PM

Wow Bert, beautiful wood. Great workmanship.
All you lumberjocks out there, Bert made this for my 16 year old granddaughter that is suffering from hydrocephalus and a brain tumor. She is having surgery to replace the tubes in her brain 6/21/10 and later will have surgery to remove a tumor pressing on the hypothalamus next to the brain stem.
Bert is a great guy with a very tender heart. God bless you Bert. When I told her about “My Friend, Bert,in the Philippines”, she was as giddy as any teenage girl. Needless to say, we are very thankful for your gift to Megan.
Thank you again my friend, You have made Megan very happy. Rand

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#7 posted 06-20-2010 09:50 PM

Beaitiful box.

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#8 posted 06-20-2010 10:16 PM

Real nice box Bert. LiLRed My thoughts and prayers go out to your Granddaughter.

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#9 posted 06-20-2010 11:18 PM

A lot of craftsmanship! Very Nice!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#10 posted 06-20-2010 11:33 PM

Rand, Thanks for the good phrases, my heart is joyful that I had made Megan and family happy despite of surgery and endeavor for her brain. I really never knew until now. I made this box without hesitations but full of challenges. Maybe this is the reason why it goes very quick and smooth. I need to finish it for somebody needing my help and encouragement. A feeling in my heart moves me and that is why… I am praying for her the sucess of surgery and speedy recovery… I am happy too for sharing my beautiful woods to a deserving Megan… SHE DESERVES TO HAVE IT.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 06-21-2010 04:20 AM

I for one will pray for that lucky little girl as she has her surgery. What a friend she has in you and what a blessing you are to her and her family! And some beautiful pieces or Kamagong.

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#12 posted 06-21-2010 06:54 AM

Good Job Bert ! nice project.. at ang ganda ng kamagong !

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#13 posted 06-27-2010 04:32 PM

Bert, may God Bless you for your kindness. Megan’s Box is very special.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#14 posted 07-09-2010 11:05 PM

Megan’s box arrived and if you think the pictures are great, you ain’t seen nothing like in real life! The pictures do not do this justice. The woods are beautiful! And the way the colors complement each other! I was teasing about reading a news paper through the wood, but these are the tightest dovetails in the thinnest wood I have seen. Talk about workmanship!
And the jewelry you included with it was so thoughtful. I haven’t told Megan about that yet. I want to see the pictures of her seeing this the first time when she opens the box. I’m sure she will keep the note to her as a part of the box forever.

And to my fellow LJer’s; It is very rare for a total stranger just a few short weeks ago, to give a gift from his heart that has touched our hearts so deeply and profoundly as Bert and his family have. In a world where almost everyone is out just for them selves, Bert Flores and Lumberjocks has been such a wonderful breath of freshness. Bert has been a refreshing oasis in the middle of the desert literally. Thank you Bert and Agnes for making Megan so happy. I don’t know if it is possible to know how deeply you have touched us with out being one of us. I can not find the words to express our appreciation for this act of kindness from you to us. You will always be in our hearts and prayers. Thank you seems so inadequate as to how we feel.

May God bless you and thank you for being our friend, Rand and family.

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#15 posted 07-10-2010 11:09 AM

Thanks too Rand,
I know surprises comes when someone doesn’t expect surprises. I love too the way you appreciate the way I had made the box.

For all LJ, the reward you get from this kind will never be priced neither will never be forgotten.

Thanks again Rand. and you are most welcome.

-- Bert

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