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Project by grizzman posted 893 days ago 1589 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the seventh box Ive made for a friend who commissioned me to make a box for each of his children, im sad to see this end. this box is made from several woods, the box is oak, the top is made with spalted oak walnut,padauk, red cedar and maple, the hinges are oak and walnut and the trim around the bottom of the box is walnut and i decided to put handles on this box and used spalted oak as i did in the two panels on the top of the box, the inside of the box has walnut around the top and on the sides i put a strip of padauk, the rest of the side and bottom of the box is covered with black velvet,the front handle is a piece of blood wood,and a big credit to my wife susan, she is the one who put the velvet in the box, so a big thank you to her also. out of the seven boxes Ive made i really liked this one, and it will be hard to send it off, but i know who this box is for and he is worthy of it in every way, hes the youngest child of my friend and is a great young man, thank you very much for looking, and for your comments i say thank you also..grizzman. SIDE NOTE TO SELF- this box was made for brad

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





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stefang

12575 posts in 1932 days


#1 posted 893 days ago

Terrific work on this Grizz and a fantastic result too. Those woods look real good together and all the details including your wooden hinges really stand out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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GMman

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#2 posted 893 days ago

Great boxes you made grizzz.
Keep making them you never know who is going to ask you for one.
You have great ideas and great way to use different kind of wood and you match them so nice.

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Dave Haynes

198 posts in 1952 days


#3 posted 893 days ago

Very nice! Love the use of several woods in the box. Great job on this Grizz!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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peteg

2816 posts in 1421 days


#4 posted 893 days ago

Lovely selection of timbers Grizz, great result & I love thoes hinges, quite unique
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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ellen35

2557 posts in 2031 days


#5 posted 893 days ago

Very nice box, Grizz. I especially like the masculine quality of the box itself and the manly black felt in it.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4934 posts in 1907 days


#6 posted 893 days ago

That is a fantastic box grizzman! I especially like the wood hinges and the wood combinations that work well together. I tried making some wood hinges and they came out to be a disaster.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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degoose

6973 posts in 1953 days


#7 posted 893 days ago

Another classic.. rustic but classic.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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CharlieM1958

15661 posts in 2817 days


#8 posted 892 days ago

Grizz, your boxes just keep getting better all the time. Keep ‘em coming!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Craftsman on the lake

2364 posts in 2036 days


#9 posted 892 days ago

Beautiful. That inside lining of a darker wood is dramatic when opened.

To bad they didn’t have a few more kids huh?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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robert triplett

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#10 posted 892 days ago

All of the different woods and details give it a unique look. I;m sure it will be appreciated.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Lenny

1230 posts in 2125 days


#11 posted 892 days ago

A wonderful box with very unique hinges Grizz. I’m certain your friend and his son will love it.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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moonls

407 posts in 1585 days


#12 posted 892 days ago

Nice job Grizz! You and Mike (“Littlecope”) sure have the technique for wooden hinges. Each of your boxes for this family have unique features just like the children, I bet.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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Gary

6976 posts in 2031 days


#13 posted 892 days ago

Good work Grizz. You sure are churning them out lately.

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

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Andy

1535 posts in 2507 days


#14 posted 892 days ago

Very nicely done Grizz and a good commission for you. More work will be sure to follow.
Andy

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

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amagineer

1383 posts in 1195 days


#15 posted 892 days ago

You have created a set of unique boxes that will be handed down in their family. I hoped you signed them, so 50 years from now, someone will see it made by “Grizzman” and wonder who this craftsman was.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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