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Project by GeorgeEHolmes posted 1518 days ago 2766 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 1518 days ago

Both are very nice. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 1518 days ago

Beautiful work well done.

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mminella

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#3 posted 1518 days ago

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

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 1518 days ago

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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Vick

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#5 posted 1518 days ago

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

-- Good energy perpetuates good energy!

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Holz_und_Geschichte41

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#6 posted 1518 days ago

Extremely impressed.

-- Ryan, Arizona

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Gerry

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#7 posted 1518 days ago

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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Eagle1

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#8 posted 1517 days ago

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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michelletwo

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#9 posted 1517 days ago

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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OttoH

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#10 posted 1517 days ago

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 1517 days ago

Very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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GeorgeEHolmes

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#12 posted 1517 days ago

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 1517 days ago

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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matt garcia

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#14 posted 1517 days ago

Very nice piece!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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BigTiny

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#15 posted 1516 days ago

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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