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Project by gfadvm posted 1109 days ago 1652 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I got the “no more boxes” ultimatum from my wife, I built these 2 mini-chests but they didnt fool her! They are currently looking for homes as they cant come in the house. The first is recycled doug fir from my dads barn. The second is cedar resawed from a beam from an old house in Ks. Dimensions: 12×7x7”. Finish is wiped on spar for the first and cherry stain, BLO, and wax for the second. Im hoping someone will adopt them soon as Im running out of space in the shop to store boxes but I cant quit making them!

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





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1109 days ago

Maybe your wife and my wife should get together and make a deal. Like maybe they could take turns hosting our boxes. All of them go to your house for a month, then they all come to my house for a month…

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

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ChesapeakeBob

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#2 posted 1109 days ago

Great looking boxes and proportions! I really like the box joints!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 1109 days ago

Really nice rectilinear containers.
Nice, tight fitting container joints, too

-- 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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shipwright

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#4 posted 1108 days ago

Very nice cases.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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LittlePaw

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#5 posted 1108 days ago

More often than not, we see contrasting wood used in making visible joints for contrast. But you accomplished the contrast even with the same kind of wood! Excellent, Andy!

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

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WayneC

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#6 posted 1108 days ago

I think I would try, I’m bored, guess since I cannot make any more boxes I’m off to the strip club. Not sure if it would work or you would get hit up side the head. But I might try something like that….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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kenn

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#7 posted 1108 days ago

The fir is beautiful. I can’t believe she won’t let these into the house … even with the title change to mini-chests! Wives see right through those tricks, don’t they.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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gfadvm

10604 posts in 1295 days


#8 posted 1108 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments. Charlie – who pays for the moving van it would take to haul our boxes back and forth? Gene – Very clever. Wayne – I like it but I’m afraid it could get me evicted or worse, she might break my dinner plate!

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

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ellen35

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#9 posted 1108 days ago

Build a large box addition… to store the boxes!
I agree with everyone above … lovely boxes suitable for “in the house” use.

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

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patron

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#10 posted 1108 days ago

great work
(and i don’t say that about many chests
at least the wooden ones)

ellen is on to something
storage bins for boxes
barn for storage bins

-- 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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drbyte

557 posts in 2667 days


#11 posted 1108 days ago

Great boxes! Same thing happened to me with my bowls! NO MORE she said. (That’s when I started on guitars and she’s almost to the same point again! What’s a fella’ to do? I’d try the strip club routine, but she’d probably say ‘thank goodness, it’d be cheaper!’ Oh well.

-- Dennis, WV

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Bob Kollman

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#12 posted 1108 days ago

Nice boxes!!! You could build a second house for your stuff, that way you wouldn’t
be cluttering up your wifes house…;)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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dusty2

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#13 posted 1105 days ago

Put something in them then they are no longer just boxes.

Nice work, even if she doesn’t think so.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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