sunshine box

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Project by GoPhillies posted 1267 days ago 1272 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was pulled together from the scrap pile. Didn’t even have enough wood to make the sides all the same species. The top is obviously a glue up and I wanted to give it some kind of different look so I made some angled cuts. When I got it all glued up, I thought it looked sort of like rays of light or sunshine rays. I just left the tear out and burn marks from construction since it was just a “trial” piece. The best part is I’ll give it to one of my kids and they will think that the “defects” are the best part of the whole thing. Gotta love that about kids, they appreciate stuff for what it is and never worry about the flaws or what it isn’t. Threw in a photo of them. Hope that isn’t against the posting rules. Sorry if it is. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 1267 days ago

I love it! Great idea.

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

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#2 posted 1267 days ago

Great idea – good looking box and kiids

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#3 posted 1266 days ago

Your BUSTED, guilty of being a great dad, a friendly woodworker, and making a great little box, hey, that’s the best part of woodworking, the sharing, thanks

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 1266 days ago

Nice Box my Friend!!
I had an idea to do a lid similar to that… you beat me to it!! LOL
Thanks for sharing it, and You have a great looking family Dad!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 1266 days ago

very nice work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 1266 days ago

Great box, love the picture of the kids.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 1266 days ago

Did yourself proud, super neat box, and kids look great too

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#8 posted 1266 days ago

Very nice box, and beach pic of the tykes.

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#9 posted 1266 days ago

Very nice box, I like that a lot. Well done and thanks for posting.

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

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#10 posted 1266 days ago

Great use of scraps. Good lookin’ box, good lookin’ kids. Well done!

-- 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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#11 posted 1262 days ago

Nice box!

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