A Smile Box

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Project by crashman posted 07-21-2012 01:56 PM 1324 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Sister who lives 1500 miles away from me, makes me “Smile Boxes” of her Gran Kids & e-mails them to me, I don’t know how to do those kind of smile boxes so thought i would make her a smile box of my version. I am sure she will like it, although it may be a crying box when she first gets it. The box is made from the most beautiful piece of Cherry I have ever seen (bought out of the scrap bin) with a touch of sapwood on the edges which I really like. the lid is Walnut with a Paduk medallion insert. The inside divider is Cherry, & the splines are Paduk & Walnut to match the lid. The box is 12 X 7 by 3 3/4 deep. The finish is Deft spray can Lacquer. I think this is one of the best looking boxes I have made….................................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 02:49 PM

TNX looks like an “Andy Art box..”
He would appreciate this..
Those of us who make these I feel ought to give Andy all the Credit we can.
He started it all.
TNX for sharing and it is one fine looking box.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 04:16 PM

Beautiful box! I also like the sapwood.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 12:57 AM

That is a very beautiful box of some super wood.

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

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 01:02 AM

Great looking box.

-- Chuck

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 02:12 PM

Very nice all the way around. That cherry is stunningly beautiful. Great job.

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

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