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Project by oakview posted 02-12-2012 03:14 AM 1525 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this box for an upcoming live auction at a greyhound festival – all proceeds go to a rescue group that rehabs hounds coming off the track with broken legs. Not sure how much to set the opening bid at… any ideas?

Made of hard maple and walnut, it has a hinge pin lid, my first such lid. The inlays behind the box joints were a result of having to come up with a way to repair some serious blowout (due to my inattention – see this post). Greyhounds were cut from beech on a scroll saw, also a first on this tool. Finished with 6 coats of hand-rubbed poly and two coats of finishing wax.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 04:33 AM

Dave, That turned out really nice. I particularly like the inlays behind the box joints to hide the blow out. They are actually a very nice design innovation. Don’t think I would tell anyone they were an oops. Also a nice job on the greyhound sillouettes. I may have to dust off my 40 year old Craftsman scrollsaw and try some of these. The maple and walnut is a great combination for box joints (as is Jatoba and maple). Pricing is my downfall but I would start it for more than you would take to build another just like it.

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

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 04:47 AM

I like the way you fixed the blowouts. I think the box looks even better that way. Clever fix in my opinion.
I’m not sure how big the box is or what the cost was build it but I asked my immediate family members what they though and they said “That’s a nice box and you should start the biding at $100. But then they said mabey $50 would get more people interested for a good biding war.
We all wish you Good luck!!!
Nice job!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 02-12-2012 07:17 AM

Thank you for the encouraging comments, and ooops! I should have included the box dimensions, which are 10” x 8” x 4” deep.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 03:03 PM

Great box for a great cause! Thanks for posting!

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 08:44 AM

Just thought I’d let y’all know that the box fetched $350 at auction. Together with another less detailed box, we brought in $500, all proceeds going to Greytlegs. The boxes were the top dollar items in both auctions, which all total netted $6,000. Needless to say, the Greytlegs folks were very happy.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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#6 posted 02-28-2012 03:19 PM

DaveG, Congrats on having the sale topper! I would love to have that but too rich for my blood.

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

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#7 posted 02-28-2012 06:38 PM

That was a rather tidy sum for a box, but it seems whenever greyhound owners gather in large numbers, owners will spend large sums for anything that benefits greyhound rescue. A couple of years ago, a quilt with greyhounds on it brought in $1200.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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