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Project by patron posted 10-27-2012 07:19 PM 2550 views 7 times favorited 75 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my first posted project in some time
i’m still working on more yet
but thought i’d start showing some of the most recent work
(in picture #2 that is a quarter to show relative size)

these are very small boxes
3” w x 4 1/2”l x 2 3/4”t
a size i have never worked in before
and have been teaching me all kinds of new skills
and frustrations lol

i have some new friends i wanted to thank
for their help thru out our friendship

but need to keep the small reserve of ‘real’ boards i have been collecting
for hopeful spare income
so these are all from drops and leftover scraps
and some of the ‘tutorials’ i have done
to show a process or design build

as usual i am having trouble with finishes
and after using different ones
(ever try and spray into a tight corner
without drips rampant inside the box ?)
sanded them all off and went with BLO and wax
as it does bring out the woods
and is something i can count on

all the mistakes are known to me here
and i will just do the best i can with them
they do teach so much

one thing in my near future
i need to get one of those BIG magnifying glass things
with the light on it as i am seeing double
in this small scale even with my reading glasses on

with so many new members on LJ
i have been remiss to comment on many posts
my apology’s for that

hope you are all having a good day

thank you for looking

be safe !

-- 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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SuburbanDon

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 07:25 PM

Very interesting.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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David Craig

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#2 posted 10-27-2012 07:28 PM

Beautiful boxes David. I am sure your friends will be most grateful. If I could do what you do with scraps, I would have less angry garbage men :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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patron

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#3 posted 10-27-2012 07:32 PM

thanks guys

being a miser with my wood
there are still the scraps
from these scraps to go yet

one of these days
i will have to post a cardboard shoebox
full off sawdust
maybe as my last project ?

-- 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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Eric in central Florida

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#4 posted 10-27-2012 07:35 PM

I was starting to worry about you not putting up any of your great work, but I see you haven’t lost your touch.
The small boxes are a big hit as gifts.
I made a bunch of palm boxes and they are just about gone.
Using your scraps is smart too.

Your eyes are like mine Patron, and the lighted magnifying glass helps a lot. ha ha.

Nice job my friend.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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patron

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#5 posted 10-27-2012 07:40 PM

i started with the intent to do andy’s palm boxes
or use my wooden hinge
but with the parts being only 1/4” thick
putting a pivot pin
so close to the edge
sounded like a disaster for sure

-- 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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JL7

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#6 posted 10-27-2012 07:42 PM

Bravo! These are the nicest scraps I ever seen David…......very nice. You have some lucky friends…..also good to hear that even the pros struggle with the finish….

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

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 10-27-2012 08:02 PM

Small or not, they’re nice looking

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 10-27-2012 08:23 PM

David they are all so unique

I know you share all your methods

But you do it so well.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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patron

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#9 posted 10-27-2012 08:29 PM

aw shucks …....

well ok
thanks

-- 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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ellen35

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#10 posted 10-27-2012 08:37 PM

Those are beautiful, David! Wow… being your friend has some great benefits!
Ellen

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

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littlecope

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#11 posted 10-27-2012 08:39 PM

David,
When you sent me pix of these
I had no idea they were so small !!
They do get tricky at that size, don’t they?!
They are all Great,
but my favorite is still the wavy lined one… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Roger Gaborski

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#12 posted 10-27-2012 08:45 PM

David,
Very nice – I especially like the wavy top.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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patron

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#13 posted 10-27-2012 08:46 PM

thanks you two

please ‘hunker down’
and be safe through that huricane
coming your way

you both have basement shops
so back to it huh

-- 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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branch

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#14 posted 10-27-2012 08:47 PM

hi david love the boxes the look great you did a great job on them
your friends will love them

branch

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patron

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#15 posted 10-27-2012 08:47 PM

thanks roger

i will do a simple blog on it
sounded easy at first

until i got to the work lol

-- 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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