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Project by Tokolosi posted 03-06-2012 04:34 PM 1912 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father, a pharmacist, recently asked me if I could make a small box for his counter at work. It is to be used to place copies of each work-days filled prescriptions in and still have them easily accessible. I came up with this little box. Live edge Walnut over pine. There is a free-sliding divider to keep the paper upright.

Finished with BLO, wipe on Poly and paste wax.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#1 posted 03-06-2012 04:53 PM

Very interesting…


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#2 posted 03-06-2012 05:48 PM

I really like the live edge walnut over the pine. Well done.

#3 posted 03-06-2012 09:47 PM

Very cool idea I use live edge allot and think it looks great.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#4 posted 03-06-2012 09:48 PM

Very nice working box .A truly lovely piece. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 12:11 AM

Hey I really like that box; it’s very unique and beautiful.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 03-07-2012 12:37 AM

Very nice use of the live edge walnut.

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

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#7 posted 03-07-2012 04:11 AM

You are all so kind. Thank you.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#8 posted 03-07-2012 05:38 AM

Great looking box. Very creative.

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#9 posted 03-07-2012 06:32 AM

I have never seen live edge used like this. Great combo with the inner lining. Excellent!

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 01:28 AM

Beautiful job on this. You got a great imagination.

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

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#11 posted 03-12-2012 04:31 AM

Thanks for putting this idea on the site. I have a piece of myrtle with a curve like this and I have been looking at it wondering how best to use it. Now I know. Slicing the myrtle and mounting the slices on the sides would work very well and give it an eloquent, yet rustic look. I am hoping to match the grain at the corners.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 03-14-2012 05:53 AM

I like it! I would never have thought of doing it, but I like it. thanks for sharing this unique approach.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#13 posted 03-18-2012 09:30 PM

Great box; I love the use of natural “defects” in woodwork. What a vibrant, tactile box!

-- Gary, Florida.

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#14 posted 06-20-2012 02:37 PM

This is one of the most beautiful boxes I’ve seen on LJs! And Tolkien is my favorite, by the way.

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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#15 posted 06-20-2012 02:55 PM

It’s a nice box and looks like it will serve the purpose well.


-- 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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