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Project by gfadvm posted 10-02-2012 12:25 AM 1765 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided I wanted a box from each type of wood I sawed the logs for the lumber. This is the last of five. This one is Oklahoma elm. Dimensions:12×7x3 3/4”. No glue box joints. Live edges on top and hinge. Shipwright hinge. Finished with Deft SG rattle can lacquer. The last pic shows the whole ‘family’ of boxes (from left: mesquite, mulberry, elm, Arkansas cherry, and Kansas hedge). The tall one in the center of the mantle is not part of this ‘family’.

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





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#1 posted 10-02-2012 12:27 AM

Beautiful wood and a great job, love the hinges.

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#2 posted 10-02-2012 12:29 AM

Love the lid. Workmanship is awesome. Love the set.

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

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bowtie

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#3 posted 10-02-2012 12:37 AM

Very nice set! The live edge makes a perfect “handle”

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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rance

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#4 posted 10-02-2012 12:48 AM

You sure know how to feature the ‘anomolies’. I love the knot/handle and the unsemetrical lower hinge leaf. Well done for the whole set Andy.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 10-02-2012 01:02 AM

You’ve taken your boxes a “hinge up” Nicely done.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 10-02-2012 01:07 AM

Fantastic Andy…! You have really mastered the box joint. Those joints are so tight looking and precise. That piece you used for the top looks like it has been begging to be a box top since it started growing…You must have been talking to the trees. Those great hinges put the icing on the cake.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#7 posted 10-02-2012 01:17 AM

what a grand set there andy, i also like the horse over the mantle…very nic wood work, i like your joinery and with it being pinned, very nice…grizz

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

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#8 posted 10-02-2012 01:35 AM

Very nice Andy. Love the knot in the lid. So now the you have finished your “family”, what direction will you be heading in next?

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

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#9 posted 10-02-2012 01:55 AM

Nice work Andy – that is a special set. Lucky this is the last one, otherwise you’d need a bigger mantle…..

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

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

Looks like a nice little family you have there Andy.
I feel like a proud uncle.

BTW…I hate the handle… Knot! :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#11 posted 10-02-2012 02:32 AM

what a great project andy
from standing tree
to unique boxes

very nice
well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 10-02-2012 02:47 AM

Nice work, Andy. That’s a great set you’ve got now.

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

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 10-02-2012 03:29 AM

Thanks for all the kind responses. I have really enjoyed building these as it gives a real sense of satisfaction taking it from a firewood log to the finished piece. Joey, I have tried to quit building boxes until I sell some, but I can’t! Oh well, as far as vices go, I guess it beats some of the alternatives. I do have a table finished that I need to post when I can get it outside for pics.

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

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#14 posted 10-02-2012 03:48 AM

yes Andy. What everyone else said. Who needs metal and hardware. Not you. That’s purist. I respect that. I’m getting more into boxes and hope to master those joints and hinges.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#15 posted 10-02-2012 04:00 AM

That is awesome! From tree to board to project; is there any better feeling satisfaction?

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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