Another Box

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 03-21-2011 09:30 PM 1853 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in box building mode last Christmas. This one was made for my son-in-law.
The wood on the base of the box was given to me by a friend in South Texas. I don’t know what it is.
The top is figured maple, with ebony and bubinga accents. The plugs are bubinga.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 03-21-2011 09:51 PM

Nice looking box, Kent.

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 10:08 PM

Very slick-looking box, Kent. Nice lines.

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

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 10:14 PM

Beautiful little box Kent, I really like the lid design…............. I may “borrow” part of it if you don’t mind….
Very nice details!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 10:27 PM

Nice box… Really nice!

A shot of it opened up would be nice… hinges used, etc.

Looks great!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 03-21-2011 10:36 PM

Gene, “borrow” all you want! I stole the basic idea from Andy’s palm boxes and made them bigger.

Joe, I didn’t take a picture of this one opened, but here is a link to a similar box that has a picture of it opened. The hinge is 1/8” brass rod drilled through each side into the top. The top pivots on those.


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#6 posted 03-21-2011 10:39 PM

Very good… I like that method too… Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 03-21-2011 10:43 PM

A good example of a fine design.

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

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#8 posted 03-21-2011 11:40 PM

Nice box Kent and beautiful wood too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-22-2011 12:51 AM

Hiya Kent,

Of course, another stellar job on the box-building…..Bet the s-i-l will really use it to full benefits. That’s something I’ve never tried to build… a box. Guess I never had the desire, but more than likely, the know-how…lol. Beautiful job and beautiful wood….I need to “raid your wood pile” next time I see you….. Rick.

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#10 posted 03-22-2011 01:24 AM

great box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 03-22-2011 01:56 AM

Nice box Kent. Great workmanship.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 03-22-2011 10:34 AM

That’s a real nice box Kent I mlike the accent line in the top lends a touch of class

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

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#13 posted 03-22-2011 03:40 PM

Hey Kent, I like this larger version of yours, nice contrasting woods and the plugs are a perfect accent.
Thanks for posting this,

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

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