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Project by grizzman posted 07-17-2012 05:50 PM 2115 views 1 time favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was just made for a young man who is now 12, his name is hunter and hunter has had an extremely hard time as a young boy , he was burned severally in a propane explosion and has gone through more then a child should have to bear. I made a box for his father and hunter liked the box a lot, so i told his dad I would make one for hunter, and here it is, hunter really likes the Utah Jazz and he also is enjoying scouting. Now about the box, its made with about 8 different woods, the main body of the box is made of sweetgum, the top of the box is made from book matched cypress, walnut, mahogany and the lid lift is made from Tasmanian eucalyptus burl with a mahogany inlay of the sun, the side handles are made of spalted oak and represent the moon, and the bottom trim is made of walnut with a cypress inlay and then in the very back is antique heart pine, the diamonds in the trim are Brazilian cherry, the inside is divided into three compartments, made of poplar with the tops of the inside drawers made of mahogany and cypress, the rest is lined with highly figured walnut, the lid of the box is stopped with a jute cord that is attached with oak plugs, i drilled a small hole in the center of the oak and glued the cord into the inside and pressed the plugs into a 1/4 hole,the bottom of the box is antique southern yellow heart pine, and the inside bottom of the box is covered with black velvet and the box is sanded to 400 grit. The finish on this box is BLO, this box has my whole heart into this and for a young man who i love and respect..i know he will enjoy this box for the rest of his life…and will be a family heirloom. thank you very much for taking the time to view my project, i appreciate you comments.grizz !https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/m7bfn2f.jpg! as you look at the book matched cypress is looks like where the knots are that they resemble basketballs spinning at a very high rate of speed, i thought this to be just perfect to go along with the the theme of this box being in part Hunters love for the Utah Jazz.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 05:53 PM

So much that is speacial about this box. You obviously put a lot of care into it. Nice job.

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

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stefang

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 05:55 PM

Great work Grizz. It’s obvious to me that this was inspired work and it came out just perfect. I’m sure Hunter will cherish this box for the rest of his life and probably hand it down to someone dear when the time comes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 06:00 PM

Wow an amazing box Grizz it is another great unique unmistakable grizz style work of art.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 06:00 PM

Wonderful job , Grizz. The time and effort you put into this one really shows in the finished product. I’m sure Hunter will love it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TZH

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 06:03 PM

Grizz – I don’t know that any comments I could make would do this box the justice it so deserves. So, I’ll just leave it at that and know Hunter has himself something very special.

TZH

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RogerBean

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 06:03 PM

Nice one Bob.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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jaykaypur

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 06:04 PM

GrandSlam on this. Not just because the box looks so good but mainly for the reason you made it.

Good, good deed and a great great job.

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 07-17-2012 06:05 PM

The box is great and I think you

have a new buddy in Hunter

Every detail you have has a meaning that

takes a lot of thought.

You inspire Grizz.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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LittlePaw

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#9 posted 07-17-2012 06:09 PM

I most highly applaud your making the beautiful box for Hunter; he is a lucky kid! And you have my respect and admiration for doing it!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 07-17-2012 06:13 PM

Wow, Grizz. You did a beautiful piece of work on this box and it nice to know that you cared enough about Hunter to do it. It was a fine thing that you did.

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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JoeyG

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#11 posted 07-17-2012 06:38 PM

I can hear you feelings for this young man in your words and see it in your work. It’s a wonderful box. Thanks for sharing it and your story.

Joey

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

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Karson

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#12 posted 07-17-2012 06:38 PM

Grizz: Great item to be given to a great young man.

Congratulations.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 07-17-2012 06:41 PM

“Incredibly Awesome!”

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dez

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#14 posted 07-17-2012 06:51 PM

Very nicely done Grizz!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Tokolosi

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#15 posted 07-17-2012 07:13 PM

Great design and detail!

-- “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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