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Project by bobasaurus posted 1523 days ago 1401 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box that I made for my Dad as a Father’s Day gift. I churned it out pretty quickly, so it’s not perfect, but I like the overall effect. It’s made out of “country” hard maple, walnut, and padauk for the splines. The box came out a little trapezoidal due to my rushed cutting, but it’s hard to tell. 5 coats of clear gloss wipe-on poly for the finish. Hinges are just bolted to the back, as I ran out of time… it would have been nice to mortise them in properly.

-- Allen, Colorado





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Woodenwizard

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#1 posted 1523 days ago

Nice Job. The heavy look makes it manly, just perfect for a father. I am sure he will treasure it. I know my favorite gifts are the ones my kiids made.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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degoose

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#2 posted 1523 days ago

Chunky.. a good manly look…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1523 days ago

Wonderful Box great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 1522 days ago

Great work – the splines look perfect!

One bit of constructive criticism though – you might want to use smaller hinges the next time – maybe even barrel ones.

Keep up the great work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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mafe

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#5 posted 1522 days ago

Very nice, you must have a happy father.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1522 days ago

Nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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donjoe

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#7 posted 1521 days ago

Nice box. I’m sure your dad will love it for fathers day.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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jerrells

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#8 posted 1509 days ago

Very nice job – I am plannig a simular project that this gave me some ideas.

Jerrell

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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