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Project by grizzman posted 08-01-2012 11:26 PM 1679 views 3 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ive had some wonderful opportunities the last few months and have been able to be involved in the lives of some young men and this time im working with a 14 year old for about a month working with him three days a week, teaching him as much as i can about wood working and at the same time him and i are making a cedar log bed, he leaves to live in Ohio in just about 12 days, so i wanted to make this gift for him . this box is made from spalted oak that i milled from a tree i cut down about three weeks ago, it was a dead standing tree and as you can see has the most beautiful spalting , the top is red cedar with walnut and has a mahogany inlay with a Tasmanian eucalyptus burl sun, this represents the son of god, and will remind this young man of who he worships, and the hinges are mounted on the side with a brass pin and are walnut also, the bottom of the box is pecan, i want to celebrate the wood all the way with this box as i feel its just to beautiful to cover, thanks for looking at my project and for any comments you want to leave. grizzman

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

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 11:40 PM

I dont have any idea how you did the inlay on top but it is fantastic. Great job on the box and the “education” you are giving this kid. He will remember things you have/are teaching him all his life. The spalting is very very nice. Again…...great workmanship.

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

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 11:48 PM

Nice job, Grizz


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 08-02-2012 12:00 AM

Beautiful work Grizzman as always

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

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 12:14 AM

Your work keeps getting better and better, Grizz!

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

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 12:19 AM

Nice work Grizz, I am sure the young man will always treasure being taught by a careing atrisan :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 08-02-2012 12:32 AM

It is hard to beat the beauty in a spalted wood. and I must concur with Charlie, your workmanship is growing in leaps and bounds. Keep ‘em coming Grizz.

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#7 posted 08-02-2012 12:41 AM

Really nice box, Grizz! :)


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

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#8 posted 08-02-2012 12:49 AM

Super nice box and what you are doing for this young man will last just as long as the box if not longer. Thanks for sharing your time and talent to teach this young man.
This is what life is all about.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#9 posted 08-02-2012 12:50 AM

This box has it all: cool wood,nice finish,inlay,wood hinge,etc. But the best aspect is the influence you are having on this youngster! Keep up the good work.

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

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#10 posted 08-02-2012 01:16 AM

I really like this box and your choice of woods. The old saying comes to mind ” give a boy a fish, feed him for a day, teach a boy to fish, feed him for life”

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#11 posted 08-02-2012 01:16 AM

Really special box, Grizz Proud of you bro

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#12 posted 08-02-2012 01:21 AM

Thanks for taking the time and effort to pass along your skills to another. Too many folks today are so involved with themselves, they cannot find the time to give to anyone else.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 08-02-2012 01:23 AM

Wowzer this is your best box yet ,great job Grizz. Fantastic.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 08-02-2012 01:24 AM

Nice one Grizz.
Is that a bit of…........marquetry on top.
Beautiful wood great workmanship and a good man.
This project has it all.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#15 posted 08-02-2012 01:24 AM

and i want to personally say im glad to see rand back and commenting here, ive missed you buddy, and thank you so much for every comment, this young boy had his whole life turned upside down about a month ago, with the sudden arrest of his father, nobody knew about what his father was involved in and now this young boy has to change his name and move to another state because of it, its been my pleasure to help him, and he has been a wonderful student…thanks everyone…

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

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