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Project by blockhead posted 1479 days ago 1889 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife received a message from the lady who ordered the Thr33 boxes and said she needed two more boxes quickly, if possible, before the wedding. I checked my wood stash and had just enough African Mahogany left over from the last batch to make two more, but had to dive into my cutoff bin for the lids. I managed to finish these in record time (for me anyway).
The woods used are African Mahogany, Padauk, Wenge, Quilted Maple, Walnut and Red Oak. The bottoms are lined with tan suede. If you would like to make something similar, check out Andy’s great tutorial.
As always, any comments/critiques are welcomed. Thanks for looking.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1479 days ago

Brad, these are some gorgeous boxes. You executed a nice design both with the style and woods that you used. The handles are artfully done and add quite a bit of visual interest to them as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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NormG

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#2 posted 1479 days ago

Wow, really nicely done

-- Norman

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1479 days ago

These are outstanding! Ditto everything Scott said.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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blockhead

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#4 posted 1479 days ago

Thanks LJ’s, I appreciate the kind words!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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degoose

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#5 posted 1478 days ago

I do indeed like these… and others that you have made…The handle on the box on the right looks like a flattened Kangaroo…
Larry

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

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blockhead

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#6 posted 1478 days ago

You’re right Larry. It’s funny, I see a duck head and you see a kangaroo. I wonder why that is? lol

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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michelletwo

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#7 posted 1478 days ago

the lids make these simple boxes real eye catchers

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

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ellen35

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#8 posted 1478 days ago

These are beautiful boxes!
The handles are exquisite and fit the boxes so nicely.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Maveric777

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#9 posted 1478 days ago

I really like the handles on these. Very nice pair of boxes you have there Brad. I have a couple of boxes lined up and I may see if I can mimic you a tad. Thanks for sharing….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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SPalm

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#10 posted 1478 days ago

Brad, those are really nice. Nice to use up ‘scraps’.
Very artistic on the handles. I am in the duck category.

I love the finish too.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Cozmo35

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#11 posted 1478 days ago

Great choice of woods. The black and white handle looks like a killer whale. Beautiful job!

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1478 days ago

Nice looking box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Andy

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#13 posted 1478 days ago

You are really very good at box making Brad, these are outstanding!
I especially like the top left one with the black and white handle.
Well done as always,
Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 1478 days ago

Beautiful boxes, Brad. Thanks for posting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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itsmic

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#15 posted 1478 days ago

Very nice boxes, well done, with a great artistic flair, your use of scraps is impressive, it always boggles my mind when it comes to deciding what woods to use, for me, since I don’t have a very extensive selection, it is a bit easier, your choices are great, love the contrast and color.

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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