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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 09-12-2011 04:21 AM 2802 views 4 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box to commemorate a friendship, this one for a guy that was with me in a college band during our dorm days. Brad took his guitar and lived as a street musician and artist for a number of years in New Orleans, before ending up as an Attorney and Labor Judge in North Carolina (there was a stint as a finish carpenter/custom stair builder somewhere in the middle). So for a friendship that has spanned 40 years and for that long strange trip — This one’s for you, Judge Donovan. I’m including the thumb pick of yours I’ve had this whole time.

8.25˝x5.5˝x3.5˝. Top and short sides: Big Leaf Maple. Long sides: Cherry with walnut double-dovetail. Laminated lift: Bigleaf and Black Palm with Black Palm trim.
Walnut pencil trays (on hidden unfinished Spanish Cedar plinths) with maple/walnut banding.
These are glued in.
Removable Walnut tray.
Hinged with Veritas 5mm shelf pins.
Inside finished with dewaxed Garnet Shellac, outside Zinsser Sealcoat Shellac and Target coating waterborne lacquer.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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#1 posted 09-12-2011 04:25 AM

You have outdone yourself. This is wonderful…

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

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#2 posted 09-12-2011 04:30 AM

another beauty … your friend will be happy to have this around !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 09-12-2011 04:41 AM

Squared up with that LV Low Angle Jack and shooting board; with block-planed chamfers everywhere (Granddad’s funky little #102 clone). Thanks Wayne (and Mot, David, Thos.) for leading me down that slippery slope.

Rumor has it that soon the Wells Fargo Wagon will be a-comin’ down the street…
with a load of Bigleaf maple from LJ Schroeder…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 09-12-2011 04:58 AM

Absolutely wonderful ,Douglas !! Your friend is a lucky man : )

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

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#5 posted 09-12-2011 04:59 AM

:) I miss those guys….

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

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#6 posted 09-12-2011 05:00 AM

Nice work.

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#7 posted 09-12-2011 05:06 AM

Double dovetails, very well done.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 09-12-2011 05:25 AM

I miss a lot of guys. Wonderful box Douglas.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#9 posted 09-12-2011 05:44 AM

Exquisite job , Doug. Love the off-set lift. Great design element.

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#10 posted 09-12-2011 06:11 AM

Really very nice. Love the lid lift…

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#11 posted 09-12-2011 07:02 AM

Beautiful Douglas.
Very nice attention to detail.

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

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#12 posted 09-12-2011 07:30 AM

This is a great box.

the double dovetails are neat.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 09-12-2011 07:36 AM

Very nice Douglas – great workmanship and perfect contrast in woods.

Ian

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#14 posted 09-12-2011 11:35 AM

That’s one way to fix gappy dovetails.

Just kidding, Douglas. Beautiful box, and the inlaid dovetails look very nice. It’s interesting how you offset the lift.

-- Chris Wong -- http://flairwoodworks.wordpress.com --

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#15 posted 09-12-2011 11:55 AM

An attractive box. I particularly like the attention paid to the interior.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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