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Project by Jim posted 1122 days ago 1268 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The daughter of our pastor just got married last week and instead of the traditional toaster, my wife suggested she might like one of my boxes. So, here it is. It’s curly maple front & back with purpleheart and jatoba in the middle. The pulls are also purple heart.

I must confess my screw-up while making this. I had all the pieces cut out and was to the point of cutting the open section out for the drawers. Well, with the flowing shape, I got top & bottom flipped and ended up cutting the bottom’s out of the 2 drawers (and yes, I did say a few bad words). So, what to do, what to do…

I ended up flipping the whole box upside-down. I took it back to the bandsaw and rounded off the “former” bottom and flattened the former top. All-in-all, I think my recovery worked out pretty well.

Jim

-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN





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DocWithManyHats

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#1 posted 1122 days ago

This is really a beautiful piece. You may say you screwed up, but it was just the wood telling you what worked best. I’m sure the new couple loves it and will keep it as a symbol of their wonderful day.

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Roger

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#2 posted 1122 days ago

that is absolutely stunning! a very awesome combo of woods really helps pop that poppin grain from that Curly Maple. just beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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PKP

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#3 posted 1121 days ago

Nice box.

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RKW

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#4 posted 1120 days ago

very nice, and great save.

-- RKWoods

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#5 posted 1120 days ago

Nicely done and a sweet recovery. Love the woods used. Handles are exquisite.
The newlyweds will surely enjoy your gift for a long time.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 1120 days ago

Thanks for the kind comments, I was thinking we should run a survey on “your best dive & catch” in woodworking. Might be some interesting stories.

-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN

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