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here is a box i started a couple of years ago
and while working it
split one of the boards
i have worked on it some since then
and decided to finish it
with new additions
like some feet
and a ‘wing’ top

and some inner liner

it was originally meant to show a friend
how to do the ‘cut and switch’ technique
in a simpler way
they figured their way to do it
and this got put on the shelf

it is also the first time for the ribbon
i do and was how i learned it

the ‘mexican tile’ reminds me of those tiles
you find in the world discount craft places
somewhat irregular and yet striking none the less

the liner is some plastic sponge stuff
i found at wal-mart
after looking in craft shops and art stores
all i found there was fabric
and from past experience
know it can be a mess to get right
unless it is mounted on some thin ply
which i didn’t have

the box measures 13” x 13” x 4 1/2”
and is made from my usual mix of woods
the body being curly maple
and the accents mahogany

the tutorial blog
for the 'tiles'

thanks for looking
have a great veterans day weekend

THANK YOU VET’S !

supposed to snow here for the next two days
so please all stay warm
and 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 610 days ago

Very beautiful piece sir

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 610 days ago

David, I’m sure glad you decided to finish it!

It is just BEAUTIFUL! Lives up to your normal HIGH standards!

I can see where the pieces were swapped for others.

How thin do you get the pieces before you stack & cut?
... or do you stack & cut?

... I think I forgot how you did it! Getting old is the pits…

Thank you!

Great Job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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patron

12947 posts in 1927 days


#3 posted 610 days ago

thanks guys

i’ll do a simple blog
about it

-- 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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littlecope

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#4 posted 610 days ago

Beauteous Box David.

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

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Bagtown

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#5 posted 610 days ago

Geez David.
What talent.
Should put the rest of us to shame.
:)
Nicely done.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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Karson

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#6 posted 610 days ago

Fantastic box David. Glad you got it back off the shelf.

-- 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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patron

12947 posts in 1927 days


#7 posted 610 days ago

working on that blog now

edit:

here is the blog

-- 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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#8 posted 610 days ago

This is really impressive!! Wow. Looking forward to seeing the blog…...

Throw another log on the fire!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 610 days ago

Very beautiful work! You are a master! :)
Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Jim Sellers

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#10 posted 610 days ago

I bet you’re glad you took it off the shelf and decided to finish it. Looks great. I put projects aside all the time but as a rule I always try to finish what I start and eventually do. Great looking box. Saw your blog on making the ribbons. It’s on my bucket list.

-- J.C.Sellers

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patron

12947 posts in 1927 days


#11 posted 610 days ago

wow folks
you are all to kind

and sheila
what a dynamo you are
such an inspiration
and always so positive

-- 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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patron

12947 posts in 1927 days


#12 posted 610 days ago

thanks jim

even when they change as we learn
i never throw any thing away
you never know what may be lurking in them still

-- 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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jack1

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#13 posted 610 days ago

Great work.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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grizzman

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#14 posted 610 days ago

wow david, this one is a grand slam, out of the park buddy, your talent is just amazing, its one of the reasons that brought me to lumber jocks, your just amazing, i love the whole thing, the top , how it opens, the whole design, i could go on and on, boxes like this should fire you to the top of artisans in your state…getting these into gallery’s is where these belong…thanks for inspiring me to do my best, i applaud you brother…i sure do…

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

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patron

12947 posts in 1927 days


#15 posted 610 days ago

thanks jack

i’m not much of a ‘technician’ per se
like some here
that make things i am amazed at
just a lazy guy
that loves wood
so i always look for the simplest way
and new things to learn from

-- 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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