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Project by Eric in Central Florida. posted 07-09-2011 08:45 PM 2210 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This put a dent in the old scrap exotic pieces bucket!

They were fun to make & I think I have the small gift list covered for now.

Sanded to 220. Clear Shellac and then Bri-wax, and boy did that ever bring out the grain.

A tip of the hat to Andy as well.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Retirement suits me fine !





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richgreer

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#1 posted 07-09-2011 08:51 PM

Great job.

I’m always looking for ways to use the small left over pieces of exotic woods. This is a good idea and your workmanship is great.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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majeagle1

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#2 posted 07-09-2011 09:36 PM

Beautiful little collection of boxes Eric…... I think everyone who receives one will be very happy indeed !!

The sign is a nice touch !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 07-09-2011 09:47 PM

Great idea, and it looks like you got an assembly working…....................

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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jack1

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#4 posted 07-09-2011 10:07 PM

good use of small pieces!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Tag84

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#5 posted 07-09-2011 10:30 PM

wow, so many varieties, now i know what you ment. All collectors items!
Great work eric!

-- -Thomas -

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Karson

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#6 posted 07-09-2011 10:36 PM

Great looking set of boxes. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jeremy Greiner

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#7 posted 07-09-2011 10:38 PM

Wow Eric! Those look fantastic, I bet they make great gifts.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer: http://www.1024studios.com/cuttingboard.html

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 07-10-2011 01:03 AM

I know the feeling Wrecker, getting something good out of scrap is rewarding. Great work mate.

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

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ellen35

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#9 posted 07-10-2011 01:16 AM

Eric,
Are you sure you made enough????
They look great!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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SPalm

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#10 posted 07-10-2011 01:25 AM

A tip ‘o my hat to you sir.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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NormG

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#11 posted 07-10-2011 02:37 AM

Wonderful collection. I am sure they will make someone very happy

-- Norman

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learnin2do

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#12 posted 07-10-2011 07:27 AM

They are all so beautiful!! You have been keeping busy!

-- christine

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Andy

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#13 posted 07-10-2011 03:21 PM

Way to go Eric, you are a one man factory.
These are going to bring a smile to many faces.
Andy

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

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Ken90712

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

Man that alot of nice boxes! Andy is proud no doubt!, He’s a great guy. You have done him proud a cpl of close ups would be nice as well. Anyone that gets one will love it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Eric in Central Florida.

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#15 posted 07-10-2011 05:23 PM

Thank you all very much for your kind comments, and especially to you Andy for coming up with them.
I actually have more pieces cut but will wait until this batch is gone.
On the first few I tried to make interesting matches but as I went on, it seemed like the best ones were those that I just assembled by picking the pieces for glue-up randomly.

Ken, here are a few of close ups from some of my favorites.
Thank you again.

(Please excuse my photography skills. Some times my camera and I get along, and sometimes we don’t) :)



-- Retirement suits me fine !

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