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Project by JL7 posted 07-25-2012 11:22 PM 1895 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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Roger

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#1 posted 07-25-2012 11:58 PM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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tyskkvinna

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 12:13 AM

I like this an awful lot.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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William

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 12:27 AM

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 12:34 AM

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 procrastination a bad thing?

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eddie

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 12:38 AM

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

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 07-26-2012 12:40 AM

Well done Jeff, it is sure to be appreciated.

And of course, the wood looks great : )

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jaykaypur

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#7 posted 07-26-2012 01:03 AM

Beautiful…etc….etc….etc….

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

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boxcarmarty

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#8 posted 07-26-2012 01:42 AM

Nice quickie Jeff. Love the accents…..

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

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JL7

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#9 posted 07-26-2012 01:48 AM

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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Bagtown

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#10 posted 07-26-2012 02:05 AM

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

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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Arlin Eastman

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#11 posted 07-26-2012 02:08 AM

ooooo That is so nice. Great job

Arlin

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vipond33

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#12 posted 07-26-2012 02:36 AM

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

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

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Dave

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#13 posted 07-26-2012 02:53 AM

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." http://chiselandforge.com

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fernandoindia

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#14 posted 07-26-2012 03:10 AM

Beautiful and elegant design Jeff.

She┬┤ll like it a lot. Well done

-- Back home. Fernando

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dnick

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#15 posted 07-26-2012 03:22 AM

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

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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