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Project by GeorgeEHolmes posted 07-04-2010 04:58 AM 3124 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first spice box was built for a wedding present and is “based” upon an article by Steve Latta in Fine Woodworking #196 – Nephew Jimmy and his new wife were thrilled. The second box is for my wife and it is based on the article “Hidden in plain sight” by Adam Cherubini in Popular Woodworking #180 – which pictured William Penn’s spice box. Both are solid walnut with poplar secondary wood. I had so much fun that I am planning on making another in Cherry. Then I am going to tackle a pair of colonial Silverware boxes.

-- George in Woodway Texas





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 05:08 AM

Both are very nice. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 07-04-2010 05:18 AM

Beautiful work well done.

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#3 posted 07-04-2010 05:21 AM

Very nice work. Did you do the inlay from the article on the first one?

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#4 posted 07-04-2010 05:24 AM

beautiful work. I really like the hardware on the first one.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 07-04-2010 05:48 AM

Awesome job! ...and nice rug (ooh rah!)

-- Good energy perpetuates good energy!

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#6 posted 07-04-2010 06:19 AM

Extremely impressed.

-- Ryan, Arizona

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#7 posted 07-04-2010 06:36 AM

Beautiful work, and an inspiration to us all!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#8 posted 07-04-2010 12:27 PM

I have to agree with everyone else. Fanstastic work..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 07-04-2010 01:00 PM

grand craftmanship, George. I can see why the recipients were thrilled. All the drawers would have deterred me!!! Beautiful

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#10 posted 07-04-2010 01:48 PM

Very nice indeed George! Great looking pieces.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#11 posted 07-04-2010 04:30 PM

Very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 07-04-2010 06:39 PM

I did not do the string inlay as seen in the article and did change the drawer arrangement. there are two secret compartments which are accesses by removing the back and there is one secrete drawer behind the two smallest drawers on the right side of the box – you have to pull the drawer divider out and you get the hidden drawer which is attached to the divider

-- George in Woodway Texas

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#13 posted 07-04-2010 06:54 PM

Awesome build, just beautiful. Your wife should be very happy.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 07-05-2010 01:57 AM

Very nice piece!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#15 posted 07-05-2010 10:29 AM

Just to play devil’s advocate, didn’t it occur to you that 13 drawers was unlucky? (grin)
Excellent job.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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