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Project by gfadvm posted 07-09-2011 10:22 PM 1632 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some scrap from the center of the previous box, some molding scraps, and some extra time so put together this box. I stained the molding with Min Wax cherry and finished with BLO and wax. Dimensions are 13×8x51/2. These things are fun to make but what am I going to do with all of them? My wife says “no more”. She hates dusting them.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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Karson

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#1 posted 07-09-2011 10:39 PM

very nice job. I guess that you can give some away and help your wives problem,

-- 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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gfadvm

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#2 posted 07-09-2011 10:41 PM

Karson Ive given so many away that my friends and family run when they see me coming with a box!!!!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 07-09-2011 10:45 PM

Great box!

I know what you mean. Every time my wife asks what I’m working on, and I tell her it’s a box, she says “What the heck are we going to do with another box?!”

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

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 03:30 AM

gfadvn, you are just going to either start scrounging bigger pieces of wood, or break down and buy some,
then you can start making hope chests, cedar chests, and other big boxes. This will open up a whole new
set of box recipients, or if worse comes to worse, you could set up at a craft show and sell the little boxes
for money to buy wood for big boxes. As a last resort, you could make coffins disguised as liquor cabinets,
LOL. If you just need to start something different, you could enroll in the Spoontaneous spoon building
collaboration. Sorry, but you did open Pandora’s box by asking the question.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Transition

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 04:40 AM

Your problem is that you call it a “box”. Come up with another name. That way, when she says, “not another box”, you can simply reply, “This isn’t a box! It’s an aether case…” Or you could rent a big box for storing your smaller ones.

BTW: Nice job!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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Transition

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 04:44 AM

I’ve got it! Make a big box and then incrementally smaller ones that nest within each other. She will only have to dust the one!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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Shawn K.

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#7 posted 07-10-2011 05:22 AM

You could always convince your wife to stop dusting.

-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 07-10-2011 04:45 PM

Nice job, some funny comments as well. I think we all go through that with our friends runnung LOL

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

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Gene Howe

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#9 posted 07-10-2011 05:00 PM

It’s not a box, Honey. It’s a 3 dimensional rectilinear display of my talent and skills.

-- 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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Roger

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#10 posted 07-10-2011 06:11 PM

I think dust is the only scraps in a shop… LOL very nice project.

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

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kiefer

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#11 posted 07-12-2011 05:29 AM

Nice looking …...... I won’t call it anything just in case your wife reads this !
Switch to some different project for a while and then watch them coming for …....
You are exceeding demand at the moment but wait and the scarps will be in demand again.

Thanks KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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