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Project by LittlePaw posted 07-03-2011 05:18 AM 2929 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When RoAnn had her major rotator cuff surgery last month, many of our friends from church brought us well prepared and delicious dinners. Now that She is much better and I started to get busy in the shop, I made a couple of vertical bread boxes with slide up doors and general purpose boxes as our token of appreciation. Actually the bread boxes can be used either laying down or standing up. Mine is standing up because it has a much smaller foot print. I used a combination of walnut, poplar, mahogany and pine. I hope they like them.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.





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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#1 posted 07-03-2011 05:22 AM

Those are some mighty fine boxes LittlePaw. A thoughtful gift for your friends.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#2 posted 07-03-2011 05:50 AM

great boxes nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 07-03-2011 06:22 AM

Wow. How did you cut those crazy joints?

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#4 posted 07-03-2011 06:41 AM

I’m sure they do ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 07-03-2011 07:07 AM

Cool boxes you made there LittlePaw, they’re really nice. It was also very nice to have friends like you mentioned. I want to wish RoAnn a speedy recovery and I hope that RoAnn recovers from her rotator cuff surgery as quickly has I did mine.

I like your little paw brand you have on the project. I’ll try and remember to post mine the next time I post a project. It’s a logo I made in high school and have been using it erver since.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#6 posted 07-03-2011 11:26 AM

Good boxes. Particularly like the curved protruding ends on the first. All those trailing end grain edges and no chips, nice.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#7 posted 07-03-2011 03:31 PM

Beautiful work LittlePaw! and i really like the feather and your signature too :)
They must be really happy with them.

-- -Thomas -

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Roman Hrytsak

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#8 posted 07-03-2011 04:18 PM

One-of-a-kind bread boxes! Great works of art. Like your logo, too!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#9 posted 07-03-2011 05:27 PM

Great looking boxes my friend.

-- LEITH, SOUTH CAROLINA

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#10 posted 07-03-2011 05:54 PM

How DID you do those corners? Very cool!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#11 posted 07-03-2011 06:58 PM

I’d like to know how you did the joinery, too. Is it some kind of router template?

-- Disappointment is an empty box full of expectation.

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#12 posted 07-03-2011 07:26 PM

Very Nice set of Boxes, Beautiful woods and exacting craftsmanship makes these boxes exceptional gifts, What a kind gesture to Your friends, thanks for sharing

ps. The joinery is fascinating and precise

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 07-03-2011 08:11 PM

Rotator cuff surgery I never heeard of that what is it? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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LittlePaw

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#14 posted 07-03-2011 09:58 PM

Thank you all for your encouraging comments. I don’t know about you, but your responses excite me and they “light my fire” and spur me on to do more. Thanx.

terrilynne and jsheaney: there are 3 or 4 makers of templates for making joints like these. I used Leight Jigs and one of their templates called Bears Ears. They are a lot fun to play around with and it took me some learning and adjusting, and I’m still not getting them perfect. Well, one of these days . . .

Scotsman: Rotator Cuff is where your upper arm rotates within your shoulder’s pivoting joint. Her ligaments and tendons were torn lose when she fell on black ice last winter. The surgeon had to drill holes into her bone to re-attach them. It has been a very painful ordeal for her. We feel that the surgeon lied to us that her pain would disappear in a month and she’d be good as new! Now he tells us that the rehab will be months yet. The is recovering steadily but slowly. We think the surgeon minimized the post surgery trauma in order to do the surgery. The same scenario happened to me about 7 years ago. The MD assured me that “after a few weeks” I’d be able to play golf again. When the pain in my knees persisted after 3 months, he then told me to go get pain management! He just wanted to do the surgery and didn’t care a flip about me after he got his money! If you hear the anger in what I’m saying, you’d be right!
that said, let the water flow under the bridge and let’s continue having fun doing what we do best – being LJs.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#15 posted 07-04-2011 01:30 AM

What kind of Leigh? Those are very nice and unique.

GN

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