Mother and Daughter Box

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Project by David Tobey posted 05-21-2012 04:01 PM 974 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a wedding gift for our cousins daughter. The wood is Bodark, yellow, and Padauk, red.
These were ripped and glued together and mitered on the table with a rig. Dado was cut for the bottom insert, it is cedar, I always use cedar for the bottoms of my boxes. Dry fitted and and glued, miter key s were cut and Padauk was used for the keys. Sanded and finished with Watco clear oil. Box on the left is the for the bride and the other is for the mother of the bride.
Lids were made from Padauk, rabbits cut all the way around to fit.
Feet detail was cut on the bandsaw and sanded on drum sander.

Bodark came from an old barn in Rockdale, TX. Got two pick up truck loads from that barn of kinds on woods, been there for 15 years, just waiting, and it was all free for the hauling.

-- DTobey

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 04:05 PM

Nice looking boxes and will make them wonderful gifts. Congratulations


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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 04:10 PM

Outstanding made boxes and the contrasting woods.
I have used Osage Orange once and love the wood. Would you care to sell some of it?


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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David Tobey

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 04:20 PM

The pieces I have left are small and some have been planed down and glued for box tops. So that will make me fresh out of bodark. The rest of the wood is still in the planing stages, I hope to retire from teaching and make boxes.

So the short story is I don’t have for sale at this time, sorry. But if I run across another barn with wood I will post it.


-- DTobey

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 07:27 PM

Very beautifully done boxes. The clean and simple designs really let the woods talk. A good choice in my mind.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 05-21-2012 07:33 PM

Very nice choice of finish and complementing woods.
The color is beautiful.

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#6 posted 05-21-2012 11:35 PM


Welcome to Lumber Jocks. I like your boxes. They are clean and simple. Wish you had included more shots, but we all start out about the same on this site. There is a learning curve in using tools…even if the tools are cameras, computers, photo programs and web sites. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 05-22-2012 01:02 AM

Great boxes and I love to build boxes with that wood. We call it hedge here. You did a very nice job on these and they should make the recipients very happy.

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

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#8 posted 05-22-2012 12:38 PM

I would say those are two very fortunate women! the boxes are beauties!

-- Nancy

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#9 posted 05-22-2012 01:41 PM

Very Nice….....

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