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Project by jackass posted 09-19-2010 03:51 PM 2681 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project where I even made the wood. There is a kitchen cabinet manufacturer in Shediac where I live. I had been buying kindling from them, one day I decided to laminate the 3/4” by 3/4” sticks together. I used all oak and they looked beautiful. I then ran them through the planer to pare off some weight and ended up with the box. The dark accent wood around the lid is walnut got it from the same place. Here in Canada using Walnut for kindling is akin to lighting a cigar with a $100 dollar bills. I gave it to my son to house his knife collection.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#1 posted 09-19-2010 04:22 PM

Excellent work!! Great use of kindling.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 09-19-2010 04:27 PM

You have a lucky son.
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 09-19-2010 04:54 PM

What a fantastic box from burnpile scraps? Lovely! I really like how you did the handles. The “eye” (for lack of a better term) gives the box a masculine feel- at first glance I thought of a Pirate Box or at least something from an old sailing vessel. I guess it was the handles and that hardware- not the color or anything like that. So it is certainly the perfect vessel to keep a collection of ….. knives… Pirate knives I think! :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 09-19-2010 05:17 PM

Nice chest!

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

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#5 posted 09-19-2010 05:34 PM

That would make a nice gift for anyone, well done!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 09-20-2010 05:32 AM

That would also make a very nice chest for things like chisels, measuring tools, squares, etc. Great way to store all of those hand tools.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#7 posted 10-12-2010 09:27 AM

I love your attitude! the great thing about wood is there’s no such thing as scrap
Nice job by the way

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 05-27-2011 05:28 AM

Truly a family heirloom. Nice work and ditto on the above comments!

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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