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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1076 days ago 2024 views 21 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had a clear-out and up popped this. It dates from the mid-1980’s, when I didn’t have a proper workshop and did all my woodwork on a Black and Decker Workmate (knockdown bench) in the back yard, on the few good days we have in England. I believe I used a Bosch 1/4” Router and the timber was hand sawn and planed.

Yes, its a playing card case, in Ebony and Bird’s Eye Maple.

Size 106mm x 76mm x 26mm.

Glue is PVA (I’ve always used it).

Finish is wax over sanding sealer (and that too).

I’d thought it was lost forever.

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





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 1076 days ago

this just shows that it’s the abilities of the woodworker and not all the fancy tools. Deal me in???

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 1076 days ago

Wow , even way back then you had awesome skills : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1076 days ago

A great blast from the past, Martyn!

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

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shipwright

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#4 posted 1076 days ago

Nice one Martyn.
Maybe it’s blast from the past week. I just posted a project that dates back to the same time frame.
It’s fun to look back and recall the “good old days”
Very fine workmanship and a royal treatment for those lucky cards.

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

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 1076 days ago

Now let’s see…... I used to have a Black & Decker workmate in the 80’s….. but nothing like this ever
came out of it…. Another fantastic little box Martyn and to echo michelletwo, this truly shows that it is
the skill of the woodworker that counts.

Thanks for sharing a bit of the past…

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

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patron

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#6 posted 1076 days ago

now we see where you got those awesome WW skills

spying on some guy in the back yard lol

-- 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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SPalm

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#7 posted 1076 days ago

Hand tools! Yikes!
That is a very handsome box. I really like it.
My workmate is now the stand for my planer. Looks like you did yours proud.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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dpwalker

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#8 posted 1076 days ago

This is a beautiful example of contrasting woods. Well done sir.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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fernandoindia

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#9 posted 1076 days ago

Fortunately you didnĀ“t give it as Christmas present back then.

Pretty and elegant indeed

-- Back home. Fernando

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degoose

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#10 posted 1076 days ago

My workmate bench is in the big workshop in the sky… as to the great box… well… it is a great box…a blast from your past..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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BritBoxmaker

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#11 posted 1076 days ago

I still have mine, Larry. Its behind the planer (not under it like Steve’s) and still gets the occasional outing!

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

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AaronK

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#12 posted 1076 days ago

nice! very art deco and classy. looks like it goes well with a nice manhattan!

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Tootles

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#13 posted 1076 days ago

Very elegant – a nice find after all this time.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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Rob Mammen

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#14 posted 1076 days ago

That is a beautiful piece. Love the contrasting woods. Nice going.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 1076 days ago

Nice box. Not bad for the backyard on a Workmate :-))

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

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