5 Boxes - Christmas delivery

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Project by Armand posted 12-29-2011 01:09 PM 2323 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project using my recently completed Shopmade Jointer. Incidentally, the five boxes are the very first job that I commisioned from a client as give-aways for her valued customers this holiday season. They were delivered on time and the recipients were very happy as I was told. The body and cover are made of reclaimed phil mahogany in varying shades while the trays, miter splines, and the handcrafted lid handles are of gmelina wood to make the contrasts. The interiors are lined with suede cloths. Finished with BLO and Poly varnish.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 01:39 PM

You’ve been busy Armand!!
Nice Job(s) on all of these my Friend…
Best Wishes to You and Yours for 2012!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 01:47 PM

Very nice and the handles to open them are the perfect touch. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 02:59 PM

These are very nice and The Carpenter is most likely very proud of you. ;-)

God bless,


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 05:23 PM

Beautiful work as always Armand.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 06:09 PM

Congrats on getting a commission ,very nice boxes.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 12-30-2011 12:25 AM

Love em. Nice build(s). Great tops and the miter keys are perfect.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#7 posted 12-30-2011 05:13 AM

This only show that persistence, patience, and imagination pays off in dividends.

Incidentally, I came across a fellow named “Kiwi”. His narratives about the Philippines, good and bad, are most interesting. Check it out, just type “Kiwi” in the search box.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#8 posted 12-30-2011 05:34 AM

Nice looking boxes, Armand. That’s a lot of work, but at least it paid off for you.


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#9 posted 12-30-2011 07:56 AM

Thank you LJ buddies for the nice comments that continue to inspire.

@Ed: Thanks Ed,
Kiwi1969 is his handle name, i hope he is still active in woodworking here in Manila.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#10 posted 12-31-2011 02:57 PM

Good work, Armand. Nice to see you getting some reward for your work.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 01-02-2012 02:43 AM

Hi Armand,
Beautiful boxes and they are big ones! Working with mahogany is quite difficult in terms of interlaced grain patterns, your jointer really helps a lot. Keep it up.
Manigong Bagong Taon! “Happy New Year”

-- Bert

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