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Project by gfadvm posted 674 days ago 1625 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My LJ buddy Dallas recently sent me some Live Oak and “Texas Juniper” so I had to make a special box using the woods he sent. I’m not usually a big fan of oak but this is a different oak! Note the really unusual ‘clusters’ of knots in the last pic. Also note that both ends and the bottom were resawed from the same piece (I didn’t waste anything). Dimensions:11×7x4 1/2”. Patron/Grizz hinges of hedge. Finished with shellac. Thanks Dallas!

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 674 days ago

I like the contrast in the wood. You did a really nice job on showing off the wood.

-- 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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vonhagen

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#2 posted 674 days ago

i love the grain on that oak andy, nice job
blaine

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

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Granddaddy1

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#3 posted 674 days ago

I love it! I might try that type of hinge on the box Im making now. Mine is red oak as well. Trying to make one for my daughter in OK. They’re coming down in a couple of weeks.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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patron

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#4 posted 674 days ago

another winner andy

that combo of woods
is just fantastic

better and better

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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bowtie

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#5 posted 674 days ago

Very nice, and great photos as well.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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grizzman

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#6 posted 674 days ago

beautiful- beautiful box Andy, yea we have the live oak here of coarse and i really like it, see the thing is…what you have is really red cedar, but Texans* like to think they have something special, so they call it something else, just so they can be different…LOL.. and how much longer do i have to get second billing on the hinges…LOL.. im just kidding you know…anyway , great box, i like the finish also, your a good box builder…and your creative juices are developing really well to…...

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

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 674 days ago

Awesome looking box, great job.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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rance

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#8 posted 674 days ago

Very good use of the woods. I would like to see a pic of the top of the box if you can muster one up. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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nomercadies

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#9 posted 674 days ago

Beautiful, just beautiful.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 674 days ago

Thanks guys. I don’t know why this tree won’t grow North of Dallas as I would love to be able to cut some. Rance, The pics of the top all had severe glare. That’s why I took that last close up of one of ‘burled knots’ on the top. My photography really sucked today. Sorry.

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

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Woodwrecker

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#11 posted 674 days ago

Another winner Andy.
That wood contrast makes it stand out.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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eddie

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#12 posted 674 days ago

Andy thats some beautiful wood grain on these boxs you getting better with each build .those joints with the two woods look great ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 674 days ago

Great job, the wood is beautiful. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Roger

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#14 posted 674 days ago

Another super sweet box with gr8 wood combos, and those fine hinges. Very nice Andy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 674 days ago

This is another wonderful box and beautiful wood. Congratulations.

helluvawreck
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-- 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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