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Project by clieb91 posted 12-03-2010 05:33 AM 1102 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was told last week that someone else was leaving the park where I work. She has been there a number of years and worked both outside and inside. She has recently decided to go back to college. As I am in the middle of Christmas gift making and did not have much notice I decide to give her a box I made a few months back when I was experimenting some. It is kind of fitting as she will get to take a few pieces of the park with her, since the wood was cut there. The woods are ash and cherry both of which came down in storms.
The finish is my new standard it seems; spray on poly, I like the type of job it does on the rough edges.

I am planning to make a few more of these dual wood boxes after the holidays to put aside.

Thanks for looking.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)





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swirt

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 06:10 AM

I like it. Attractive and earthy. A nice going away gift.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Eagle1

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#2 posted 12-03-2010 12:37 PM

I like the mix of wood and the natural edge. I’m sure she will cherrish if for a long time since the wood came from the park she worked at.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Jiri Parkman

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 02:51 PM

Tat is interesting and inspirational. Thanks for posting.

-- Jiri

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 03:53 PM

I like how you thoughtfully wrapped everything around the growth rings… it gives the piece a very organic feel.

Is the hole on top meant as a little trinket area, or more to hold a candle?

A bit different take on the standard bandsaw box, and a welcome one for being out of the ordinary.

I also like that she’ll be getting a box, made from trees that fell in the park she was at, giving it a personal touch.

-- 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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clieb91

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 04:16 PM

Thanks all. She and the rest of the people at the park seemed to like it.

Jonathan, the hole in the top is actually deep enough to be a pencil holder. Forgot to say that earlier.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Jonathan

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 04:19 PM

Gotcha’, that makes sense now about the hole being for pens and pencils. I couldn’t tell from the photos that the hole ran that deep.

Glad to hear that everyone liked it! Now you’ve set a precedent though, since everyone else liked it, you may have to build more of these.

-- 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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#7 posted 12-03-2010 07:26 PM

very nice gift. l think i have found a new finishing product.

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Popsnsons

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#8 posted 12-04-2010 04:56 AM

Nice bandsaw box. I like the way you hollowed out the drawer using a forstner bit. First time I’ve seen it done that way. Looks like it will speed up the process.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#9 posted 11-19-2012 02:30 PM

Started out looking at the crayon/pencil holder you just posted and ended up looking at all your projects and this one, as commented on above, is a different take on a BS box I had not seen or thought of myself. I am gonna make one today!!! Thanks….........ps—-I am in VA too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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