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Project by degoose posted 11-06-2010 09:53 AM 1944 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well Hot Pink to be exact…
This box was featured as a teaser in one of my blog posts… the main box is Queensland Red Cedar…cut in 1946 … I bought some slabs around 10 years ago…
The panel is Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras… beautiful timber… with black stripes…
Inside I have lined it with Hot Pink felt… wrapped around 3 mm ply… and spray on Craft Adhesive…
Including the lid… just to be different…
Hinge is from Lee Valley in Canada…
Box itself is 250 mm [10 inch] by 200 mm [8 inch] and around 60 mm [2 1/2 inch] high..
Sorry no more teasers at the moment… maybe tomorrow… Stay tuned…

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

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#1 posted 11-06-2010 10:37 AM

Geez Larry, that almost blinded me when the project popped up on the screen!! Sure glad they don’t open with the pics zoomed ;-)

Nice work on teh box, though.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-06-2010 10:59 AM

I’m with TopamaxSurvivor—I love pink and I love bright …but what a surprise! Ha. I love it.

Every time you’d open up that box you would be smiling, knowing what was waiting for your eyes.
Love it Love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 11-06-2010 11:06 AM

Looking good Larry. I like the pink really set it off and some young lady will love it no doubt!

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

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 11:45 AM

Wow Larry, that is beyond pink! Great work as always and the panel is fantastic. Sweet build…

-- 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 11-06-2010 12:21 PM

Did you say “pink”, Larry???
Good thing you told us!
Love the box top… jury still out on the pink!!! ;-)

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

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#6 posted 11-06-2010 12:36 PM

Sunglasses Please.

Nice box, did the recipient request the colour?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 11-06-2010 01:00 PM

That’s very nice, Larry. However, when the box is open I don’t imagine they’ll see the box at all because of the pink. It certainly stands out and grabs ya’.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 11-06-2010 01:46 PM

Larry, I think there are a great number of ladies who would grab that box because of the lining alone. But the smart “pink lovers” will see that as the icing on the cake. The real beauty of this box is in the wood and the workmanship.
Congratulations on a fine piece of work.

Don “Still Blinking” Butler

-- Will trade wife's yarn for wood.

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#9 posted 11-06-2010 02:20 PM

Larry, thought you where shopping at Victoria Secrets at first….......That’s PINK! LOL. Seriously, great box, wish I could get my hands of some of the woods you get to work with. The Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras is awesome. Beautiful box.

-- John @

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#10 posted 11-06-2010 02:25 PM

Think pink and you did ,well done M8

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 11-06-2010 02:52 PM

there’s a box??? :)
oooh right.. had to go back and look (just kidding) :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 11-06-2010 02:53 PM

That’s the pinkest pink I’ve ever seen !
I like what you did the lid grain, looks cool !


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#13 posted 11-06-2010 03:10 PM

The pink panther would hang his head in shame!

Beautiful box, Larry. I love the top panel.

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

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#14 posted 11-06-2010 03:27 PM

Great looking box Larry! It matches your eyes so well…......

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#15 posted 11-06-2010 03:36 PM

Larry, you can’t be blinding me this early in the morning! The sun is just barely creeping up so it’s a good thing I had a light on in the room! Just kidding.

Great orientation with the lid. When closed, people probably think the lid is the show stopper. Little do they know what’s lurking below… surprise!

In all fairness, you did warn us with the title that this was probably something a little different. And sometimes, different is food.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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