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Project by JoeyG posted 793 days ago 1793 views 8 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is some awesome walnut and maple I had around the shop. I am taking some advice from Alan the Boxguy about making boxes do something. This wood had so much character, I thought it would make a good home for teas with just as much character. I would like to add dividers but I am not sure that I will have the time before the show on Saturday.

Walnut and maple are such a joy to work with, I sometimes forget that working with all the exotics. It’s nice to get back to my roots and work with locals woods.

Thanks for taking a look.

Joey

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 793 days ago

another beautiful box.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JoeyG

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#2 posted 793 days ago

Thanks Monte, I may have to try something different here soon. It’s been a while since I have built anything but boxes. They are addicting. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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GenerationWW

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#3 posted 793 days ago

That is very nice, keep up the great work and I look forward to your next one!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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JoeyG

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#4 posted 793 days ago

Thank you, I should have a couple more by the end of the week. After that it might be a little while before I get anymore done.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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SisQMark

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#5 posted 793 days ago

Nice job Joey !! You are realy putting out the boxes lately. Keep Em coming.
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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JoeyG

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#6 posted 793 days ago

Thanks Mark, How have you been? Staying busy over my way. It’s about time to take a break. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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jaykaypur

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#7 posted 793 days ago

Very nice. Love the splines and the way you did the handle. Very very nice work!

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

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JoeyG

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#8 posted 793 days ago

Thank you Jay, Can you point out my mistake?

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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SisQMark

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#9 posted 793 days ago

Busy is good. I haven’t been that good lately, sick & all. I haven’t been to the shop in over a month I think. Just real depressed too. I’ve been trying to get on SSI for over a year for my disabilities only to get denied & denied. Trying to make ends meet is just hard enough each month. Other than that I guess I’m good. How have you been?
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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vonhagen

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#10 posted 793 days ago

very nice clean lines, well done

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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BarbS

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#11 posted 793 days ago

That is a Wonderful combination, and artfully designed. Very nice!

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 793 days ago

Very classy box!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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crashman

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#13 posted 793 days ago

Joey, Great looking box using local hardwoods, can’t beat that Black Walnut, beatiful wood & nice to work with. Looks like a couple of strips of Purplehart under the lid, a very nice touch. How do you do your hinges? I have been using brass welding rods or brass pins, but am doing some boxes now with a walnut dowel for a hinge since I can’t say I was completely happy with the brass pins…....................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 793 days ago

Nice woods, great craftsmanship. The big ‘cap’ over the hinge pin is a nice design element.

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

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Boxguy

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#15 posted 793 days ago

Joey,

Great craftsmanship, as always. You have a real knack for featuring the best in great wood. The lift is a great touch. Best of luck on your show. Keep us informed.

-- Big Al in IN

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