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Project by Gary posted 10-13-2011 05:31 AM 2047 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished the box. Going to deliver it tomorrow. Cutting those little strips was time consuming. Then working to get the weaving equal took forever. Just when I thought it was ok, another look put me back to work. I started to frame the top. Finally, I used a solid top and routed out the center.. Screen is in the bottom to allow air to come thru. All boxelder

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#1 posted 10-13-2011 06:50 AM

Nice work.
It’s a great looking little box.

-- Anthony

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#2 posted 10-13-2011 12:30 PM

The work was worth it. You ended up with a great looking box.
Did you moisten the strips to weave them, or were they flexible enough?

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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#3 posted 10-13-2011 01:16 PM

nice looking good work

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#4 posted 10-13-2011 01:44 PM

Looks better in person.
No, I didn’t wet the strips. They were solid, not veneer but, very thin. I should have made it shorter, like the one in the magazine. First time to do that weaving stuff. Think I might like to try that again on a different project.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 10-13-2011 02:40 PM

Nice job on a pretty cool project Gary. I can imagine the strips bring on a whole new set of challenges. Looks like you got the hang of it!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 10-13-2011 05:32 PM

Well done, sure who ever get this will love it.

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

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#7 posted 10-13-2011 05:46 PM

Rick, the strips were new to me but, I liked doing them I will use that again someday.
Ken, thanks. I delivered it about 30 minutes ago. It went to a school district and will be auctioned off this Sat.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 10-13-2011 05:58 PM

love it gary, more to come…pm

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 11-15-2011 12:08 AM

Late to the party on this one Gary, but had to chime in this box. Really like the weave top… Like that box elder too….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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