Simple Box for a Friend

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Project by JL7 posted 734 days ago 1659 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend and co-worker just announced she is moving on to new ventures – so I scrambled to build “something” meaningful.

I had some book matched Birdseye Maple panels laying around that I was experimenting with, so that determined the build from there. The sides are Granadillo, which has been referred to as “poor mans rosewood”. All corners are grain matching.

Must deliver tomorrow – the circumstances of her leaving is kind of sad and political, so wanted to be sure she had a small token of appreciation….....

Thanks for looking.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#1 posted 734 days ago

Very beautiful box. That BirdsEye really pops. Very nice parting gift

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 734 days ago

I like this an awful lot.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#4 posted 734 days ago

A nice gesture & an even nicer gift!! Well done, it is a beautiful piece.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 734 days ago

Jeff that a beautiful box , and sure she will know she was appreciated

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 734 days ago

Well done Jeff, it is sure to be appreciated.

And of course, the wood looks great : )

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#7 posted 734 days ago


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

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#8 posted 734 days ago

Nice quickie Jeff. Love the accents…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#9 posted 734 days ago

Thanks folks…......appreciate the comments!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#10 posted 734 days ago

Nice reason to build a great looking box.
Well done Jeff.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#11 posted 734 days ago

ooooo That is so nice. Great job


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#12 posted 734 days ago

I really like that subtle handle and the false one below gives a nice balance to the piece. Great that you gave her a beauty matching bottom too. Super gesture, fine work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#13 posted 734 days ago

Jeff the accents for your finger to grab onto are great. You know the top explodes. Nice box and a great gift you have created.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#14 posted 734 days ago

Beautiful and elegant design Jeff.

She´ll like it a lot. Well done

-- Back home. Fernando

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#15 posted 734 days ago

I can’t add anything that hasn’t been said. Just beautiful.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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