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Project by Joe Davis posted 11-17-2011 04:20 PM 1741 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

walnut & spalted oak

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 07:10 PM

nice job

-- Ben L

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 08:22 PM

Awesome idea! I love the Magic playing cards making their way into the photos :) That is some fancy nerd-ery right there!
nice work

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#3 posted 11-17-2011 09:22 PM

It’s been a long time since I have played that game. Man If I had thought to make card boxes like this I might have kept my collection.

Bring that to a tournament. Great work.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#4 posted 11-17-2011 10:56 PM

yeh i made that for my brother inlaw he loves that game

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#5 posted 11-18-2011 12:37 AM

Really beautiful, great colors and smooth joints

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 11-18-2011 01:53 AM

The beautiful but simple box is not easy to achieve. But, you have a contender here.

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

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#7 posted 11-18-2011 04:26 AM

What a beautiful box and wood combination .
I like the fact that it is actually in use !
Great job and the finish looks great.
Full marks. Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 11-18-2011 08:18 AM

Very attractive box, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 11-18-2011 09:37 AM

if you don’t mind answering, what was the thickness of the stock you were working with

-- Ben L

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#10 posted 11-18-2011 02:39 PM

i made out of a 4”x4”x8’ walnut board that i riped on the band saw to just over 5/8 then planed it down to just under 1/2

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#11 posted 11-18-2011 04:12 PM

Handsome box you have there Joe… Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 11-18-2011 04:19 PM

Hey! Spalted Maple and Walnut! One of my favorites!

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#13 posted 11-18-2011 04:23 PM

That is very pretty; it reminds me of a colonial candle box. I have a picture of one of the originals.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 11-18-2011 04:40 PM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments
its spalted oak not maple

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#15 posted 12-10-2011 07:52 PM

Did you do stopped dados for the box bottom grooves? I’m in the process of making one now and I’m trying to figure out the best way.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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