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Project by grizzman posted 662 days ago 1559 views 1 time favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this box was pure joy and fun, as its been awhile since i did a box, Ive called this a secretary’s box because i intend it to be a place for my nephew to put his bills and a place to keep his stamps, This box is made with 10 different wood species, the main body of the box is Mimosa wood, isn’t it just beautiful, then the framing of the box and the bottom are walnut, the pen holder is red cedar and the top of the pen holder area is crotch walnut, and the bottom of the pen area is sweet gum, the top of the box is red cedar and the center panel is maple that i won from Oregon burls, i did an epoxy inlay with my nephews initials in it, that is made from blood wood and the heart is maple, there is a heart as his last name is Hartley, and his first name is shawnn, the hinges on the side are spalted oak and are pinned with 1/8 brass rods, the lift on the box is made from three woods, the main wood is Tasmanian eucalyptus burl , with poplar on the very top and on the back side is mahogany , it is glued and pinned with brass rod, it is sanded to 400 grit and finished with BLO. i cant wait for him to get this along with the chess board i just posted, thanks so much for looking and your comments, grizzman. by the way the beautiful pen here was made by our very own trublue, his work with pens is down right beautiful,thanks again Tim.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 662 days ago

Beautiful wood. Beautiful box.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 662 days ago

Wow Grizz this is a great box each one you make grows in sophistication,detail and workmanship. Very Cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 662 days ago

All I can say is Shawn’s a lucky guy!

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

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lew

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#4 posted 662 days ago

This is Gorgeous, Grizz!!
I really love the way you made the hinges.

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

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_Steve

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#5 posted 662 days ago

Great job Grizz!

-- McMaker Woodworks, Where you can give directive for a pending antique.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 662 days ago

Excellent work Grizz

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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scrollingmom

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#7 posted 662 days ago

Great job. Looks beautiful.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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TrBlu

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#8 posted 662 days ago

That is one beautiful box, Grizz. Mimosa is some beautiful wood. Too bad people, in our area, don’t appreciate it more.

It would be great if you have some in process photos. A blog of the assembly process would be great.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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Roz

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#9 posted 662 days ago

A real beauty Grizz.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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degoose

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#10 posted 662 days ago

Hey grizz… you is having way too much fun…. that’s for sure…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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richgreer

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#11 posted 662 days ago

That’s my kind of box! Beautiful wood that you showed of by your clean, simple design. Great job!

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Tom Godfrey

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#12 posted 662 days ago

Beautiful job and box. This is a work of art and should be appreciated. Its work like this that makes woodworkers stand out. We have a lot of masters of the trade here on LJ.
thanks for sharing.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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ellen35

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#13 posted 662 days ago

Love the wood combinations and the insert. This will be so useful for someone graduating from college… they have lots of bills!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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peteg

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#14 posted 662 days ago

Lovely figured timber Grizz made into a very nice box indeed, well done
Pete

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

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jaykaypur

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#15 posted 662 days ago

Lotta love in that box. Nice work on this!

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

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