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Project by grizzman posted 861 days ago 1574 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

there are two of these boxes i made, one is from salvaged oak and the other is southern heart pine, these are made for two missionaries that go to my church who worked so hard on putting vinyl siding on my home, with the help of around a total of eight more men, they put vinyl on three of my outside walls, the front of my home is in pine, the rest i wanted done this way so there is no maintenance, but these boxes are made with oak, southern heart pine, walnut, and red cedar, the handles on both boxes are spalted pecan, i finished the boxes with BLO and on the top of each box i buffed tung oil on with a steel wool pad, i put it under my orbital sander and buffed it really well , wiped them clean and let them dry, it gave a very nice natural finish and they are very smooth,there is also the letter M on the top of each box , as there last names both start with a M, they are done in blood wood. thanks so much for looking at my project, its been about 5 weeks since i did any shop work, to much house repair and finish took my time and energy, grizzman

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

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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 861 days ago

Nice Grizz.. Isn’t the grain on the shot of the side with full wood of the box pretty. I love wood. Working with wood develops character while bringing out the character of the wood.

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

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#2 posted 861 days ago

Super looking Boxes Grizz ,it was wonderful that those nice folks helped you out .These great boxes are wonerful gifts to show your appreciation.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 861 days ago

Wow, Grizzman…these are just beautiful!
You have become the king of boxes. You may not have had too much time in the shop, but you certainly have made good use of the time you had!
Such a nice gesture to give them away.

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

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#4 posted 861 days ago

Nice job Grizz! You’ve shown your appreciation with beautiful gifts that will be a reminder of the good deeds .

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 861 days ago

How lovely these are!!! The finish is just beautiful! I love them. You did yourself proud with them and I am certain that they will cherish them. What beautiful boxes! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 861 days ago

The boxes and the gesture are exclusively Grizzman-style! Well done my friend.

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

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#7 posted 861 days ago

Great boxes and beautiful finish. They make great gift. Well done.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#8 posted 861 days ago

Wonderful story and great boxes…

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

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#9 posted 861 days ago

Lookin’ good!

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

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#10 posted 861 days ago

Fantastic boxes Grizz! Glad to see that you are back in the shop making wonderful things.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 861 days ago

wonderful payback for a good deed Grizz, these are lovely boxes & I am sure they will be treasureed

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 861 days ago

Nice Grizz.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 861 days ago

You created a wonderful gift. I really love the crescent moon handles. They will cherish these boxes.

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

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#14 posted 861 days ago

Great box Grizz. You done good bud…

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

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#15 posted 861 days ago

That is elegant!!

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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