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Project by Vince posted 02-08-2012 05:18 PM 1185 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a special box I made for a friend of the family that has beaten breast Cancer. The box is red oak with maple . The splines are Padauk. There is a pink ribbon inlayed on the lid and pink satin interior. The handle is cocobola ,maple and purple heart.
Thank you Andy for all of the inspiration in making these boxes, I love making them.

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"





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kaschimer

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 05:22 PM

I’m always amazed by these boxes. Dumb question (I just don’t know the answer…)... How do you get all of those nice undulations carved in the box so fluidly?

Very nice project. Thanks for sharing

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 05:42 PM

That’s really nice craftsmanship.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Bearpaw

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 05:53 PM

Good looking box and a great reason to built it.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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Vince

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 06:02 PM

$14.00 grinder from H.F. Flap sand paper wheel. Build the box then go to town

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 07:05 PM

Very nice Vince and for a great cause too!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 07:36 PM

I like it a cool looking box ,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MRue

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 09:05 PM

The box looks great and public awareness towards this issue is needed.

Nice job

Unfortunately, the organizations symbol on the box now represents narrow political interests. Cancer should never be a political issue. Yet this organization made it one. Shame on the Komen foundation

Mike

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 11:46 PM

Beautiful work and an inspiration for those of us who WANT to make one of these but havent done so yet.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 02-09-2012 02:24 AM

You did a great job on this one Vince. Maybe I need to try a cheaper hand grinder? LOL

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 02-09-2012 06:49 AM

Really nice work.

Lee

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Roger

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#11 posted 02-09-2012 12:30 PM

very beautiful. I’m sure the receiver of this fine box will be deeply moved

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 12:57 AM

what a beautiful box, you look like your getting the sculpting down really well, ive yet to try it, i guess im going to have to take the leap…a wonderful cause with this project, thanks for showing this…grizz

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

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pastorglen

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#13 posted 02-13-2012 04:17 PM

I agree with Steve. I love the lines! I’m going to have to give this a try. Very nice work!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#14 posted 02-17-2012 02:57 PM

The box looks great. I was fast to forward this link to my wife as she is also a breast cancer survivor. Great job Vince.

Not to start anything on this site but just to make a correction.
Mike (MRue)
The symbol on the box is not Komen it is for Breast cancer awareness. The Komen symbol looks much different, which includes a dot above the ribbon.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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