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Project by bibb posted 04-18-2011 05:31 PM 2225 views 6 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My youngest daughter just turned 18.
She wanted a car.
She got a box.
Curly Maple, Rosewood, Walnut
Home-brewed Maloof oil with Butchers wax top coat
As always comments, critiques, feedback are welcomed.

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#1 posted 04-18-2011 05:40 PM

Beautiful work, Al! Can’t believe she’s 18 already. We must be really OLD :)

-- Sally

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#2 posted 04-18-2011 05:47 PM

Wow!! What else can I say. That is stupendous.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#3 posted 04-18-2011 06:13 PM

very awesome….

I guess she’ll be happy if you put it on casters?

Glorious work. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 04-18-2011 06:36 PM

well done dad

of course now she want’s a truck
to carry her box around in

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 04-18-2011 06:45 PM

Very nice. Our tastes may be different, but I admire your work. Your wood selection and craftsmanship are superb. Probably won’t get you out of the car deal though.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 04-18-2011 07:10 PM

Much better than a car, especially years down the road…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#7 posted 04-18-2011 07:24 PM

A great case. Beautiful wood selection

This will last longer than the car.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 04-18-2011 07:47 PM

Very nice.
She could probably sell that for a car.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 04-18-2011 08:00 PM

Love the contrasting woods, and you can never go wrong with curly maple! Exquisite design!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#10 posted 04-18-2011 08:12 PM

Great job! I can see there has been a lot of time spent on grain matching.


-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#11 posted 04-18-2011 09:43 PM

now that is a beautiful piece, and i know your daughter will love it always …much better then a car…great wood choices and i like the door on the front..very nice project!!......

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 04-18-2011 10:35 PM

Very good grain matching! Well, it doesn’t require servicing much and it won’t depreciate in value, a MUCH better deal than the car!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#13 posted 04-18-2011 11:45 PM

A beautiful piece indeed.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#14 posted 04-19-2011 02:31 AM

Very Nice Indeed, beautiful wood and wonderful choice of contrasting color, tasteful and artistic design, this is a eye catching piece, she will love it for sure, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#15 posted 04-19-2011 03:22 AM

Very nice work, I really like the design and the choice of wood is pretty cool also.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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