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Project by otis501 posted 07-11-2012 03:13 AM 2277 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, my name is Otis and I am a Boxaholic.
It started innocent enough about a year ago, build a small box, use box joints for different looks. So that went ok, now do some inlay, now some veneer , so on and so on.
Then in January I bought chip carving knives and some basswood. It seemed that every box that I was working on gave me ideas for the next, different woods, shapes and chipping patterns. Now I can’t stop…so I warn you do not start because you can’t stop. Oh sure you might say won’t happen to me…Ha

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#1 posted 07-11-2012 04:04 AM

Wow Otis you have a wonderful assortment of unique fantastic boxes great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-11-2012 08:01 AM

Some really cool boxes! Well done.

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

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 08:56 AM

Nice job. Wood is the addiction. The box is your format. You’re doing really good work. Hope you sell them or have lots of friends and family.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 10:09 AM

Great job on all of these. Keep making and posting them.

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

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#5 posted 07-11-2012 11:50 AM

Great collection of boxes. I all of them.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 11:53 AM

Fabulous boxes. Congratulations.


-- 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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#7 posted 07-11-2012 11:59 AM

I do not which one to choose. All are beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 07-11-2012 12:01 PM

Beautiful work. Well done.

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#9 posted 07-11-2012 12:09 PM

Some really interesting boxes here and very considerately posted as well. I particularly like the two in pic’s 4 and 6 (right middle and bottom).

Like me you seem to have a problem, boxaholism.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 07-11-2012 12:40 PM

Nice work!! Very creative.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 07-11-2012 02:36 PM

They say the road to recovery is being able to admit you have a problem…..ha. Great looking boxes! Keep up the good work.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#12 posted 07-11-2012 03:38 PM

Yup its an ugly affliction. And it all starts so innocently. I fear I too may be one.

Beautifull pieces! Love your designs.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#13 posted 07-11-2012 04:35 PM

Your use of texture on some of these is very nice. Welcome to BoxAholicsAanonymous. My name is Al and…...I’m a box maker

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#14 posted 07-11-2012 06:55 PM

Very nice pieces

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 07-11-2012 07:54 PM

Very Cool !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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