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Project by davidtheboxmaker posted 2309 days ago 1592 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some quick to make little boxes 10” X 2” x “2 or thereabouts.
The season has started in the gallery where I sell my boxes so I made these using bits and pieces of timber that were left over from larger projects, but too good to throw out.





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2308 days ago

David,

This are gorgeous boxes. And nice use of “scrap” material too.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2308 days ago

really nice. I don’t know if this is bad etiquette or not, but if I may ask how much you you sell them for? I may be stepping on some kind of rule…Sorry if so. But I notice no one tells prices. Always curious about how much different items sell for.

-- JJohn

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#3 posted 2308 days ago

i like these!!! i love how you used leftover wood…I am starting to get a collection…

JJohn…as a beginner to woodworking…not a professional at all—-I am always curious too…I dont think it is bad etiquete to ask…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 2308 days ago

Cool boxes. Do you make pens to go with?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 2308 days ago

Great looking boxes. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Hawgnutz

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#6 posted 2308 days ago

Another nice set of boxes, David! I really like your use of “scrap” wood, too.
I get my planer out of the shop on Monday and I have got a few projects, including boxes, that I want to start. Great inspiration from you.

And, I, too, wonder about the price these would fetch. Of course, i think that pencil boxes sell much better in the UK than in the US, but I could be wrong.

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#7 posted 2308 days ago

I’m expecting to get about £10 per box for these. Its the first time I’ve made them so I don’t know how well they will sell. Over here in the UK we think that people in the USA have a higher appreciation of craft work.
With my boxes, whatever the design, I find I can sell my time for less than £5 per hour – just as well I’m not depending on it for my living. I’m happy to sell my boxes because its a reason to make them, and I like the thought of someone liking them enough to pay for them, even if it is at a poor hourly rate.

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Hawgnutz

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#8 posted 2307 days ago

Yes, David, I understand about just being happy to sell some so we can have a reason to make some more. I have the same feelings with my barnwood frames. By the time I salvage, store, then cut the wood and find some to use for frames, my “profit” is around $5 per hour of work. That is about 2 pounds per hour…LOL

I truly is a labor of love!

I have some Pauduk that I will make some boxes with .. one heart shaped for my wife and then some of the same pattern for sale. The problem is that the wood and harware is so expensive that I will have to price them around $100 to break even. I am sure they will sell at that price, but who knows how long it will take to sell them.

Anyway, I really enjoy your work. I wish you the best in your endeavors!

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#9 posted 2307 days ago

NICE USE OF SCRAPS AND I’M SURE YOU’LL GET YOUR ASKING PRICE !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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