Verna's Art Box

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Project by crashman posted 762 days ago 1548 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumber Jocks, I’ve been gone for a while with a complete kitchen remodel, but managed to work on this Art Box for a good friends wife. The wood came from her Dad’s shed after he passed away & has been sitting for years with no attention. I thought it would be nice to make her abox from her Dad’s wood collection, so here it is. I had a limited supply of wood & wanted it to be made enirely of her Dad’s wood & then of course I made a mistake & cut to narrow for the lid, so used a Joey G trick (thanks Joey) & outlined the lid with
walnut to make it fit. I think it looks better than what I started out to do. She is unaware of this whole project unless he spilled the beans but I don’t think so. Going to give it to her when they come over on the 4th for a little get together, Hope she likes it…..........................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 762 days ago

Nice box and Looking really well made. I know your friend will treasure it not only since you made the effort to make it but also because it has the memory of her fathers wood.

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#2 posted 762 days ago

Very well done box,nice wood combo and super over all look.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 762 days ago


I can see the elements of your style which have evolved into this latest piece. It also seems you are hooked on taking a road less traveled. (looking at your projects) Nice piece and I am ure the new owner will treasue it!

Wabi Sabi

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 762 days ago

Ah yes. Being able to cover up one’s mistakes is half the battle. Nicely done…................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 762 days ago

Interesting design. Nice job !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

#6 posted 762 days ago

That ia great I like the look allot.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#7 posted 762 days ago

Jack, you sure do make some pretty boxes. I know everyone will like the gift you are giving

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#8 posted 762 days ago

What a great box!!!!!!! The meaning behind it is great also. I am sure it will be treasured. Thanks for the mention, but next time call it a “design feature” LOL.

I also like your dividers. I might have to borrow that one from you one day. You did an excellent job on your sculpting. The box has a nice soft look to it. Like gentle ripples in a pond.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#9 posted 762 days ago

That’s awesome! How exactly do you even do that? Take a rasp to it?

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#10 posted 762 days ago

I did a blog on it here I learned a lot from Andy and Greg. After I started making these kinds of boxes myself I figure I would help others give it a try. I hope it helps. I am not sure if it’s how Jack did it or not but the more ways we learn to do something the better in my opinion.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#11 posted 761 days ago

That is an unusual/unique design (looks like it’s squatting). The workmanship is flawless and I really like the walnut border. It will mean a lot to your friend’s wife since the wood has “been in the family”.

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

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#12 posted 761 days ago

Gorgeous box, love the look. At first it reminded me of a piece of chocolate candy or maybe I’m just hungry. Very nice work.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 761 days ago

Love the box and the way you did the divider. Unique and very well done.

Maybe I missed something, but what’s the deal with the penny?

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

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#14 posted 761 days ago

Beautiful!! Very creative, great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#15 posted 761 days ago

Nice and flat job. Well done!

-- Dreaming patterns

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