Thr33 + 2

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Project by blockhead posted 08-10-2010 03:59 AM 2308 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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#1 posted 08-10-2010 04:19 AM

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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#2 posted 08-10-2010 05:08 AM

Wow, really nicely done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 08-10-2010 05:13 AM

These are outstanding! Ditto everything Scott said.

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

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#4 posted 08-10-2010 05:33 AM

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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#5 posted 08-10-2010 07:07 AM

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

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

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#6 posted 08-10-2010 08:50 AM

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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#7 posted 08-10-2010 12:39 PM

the lids make these simple boxes real eye catchers

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#8 posted 08-10-2010 12:45 PM

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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#9 posted 08-10-2010 12:58 PM

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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#10 posted 08-10-2010 01:58 PM

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.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 08-10-2010 02:20 PM

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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#12 posted 08-10-2010 03:23 PM

Nice looking box.

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#13 posted 08-10-2010 03:47 PM

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,

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 08-10-2010 04:21 PM

Beautiful boxes, Brad. Thanks for posting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#15 posted 08-10-2010 05:03 PM

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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