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Project by Monte Pittman posted 651 days ago 1117 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out inspired by http://lumberjocks.com/projects/70598 by LJ DouginVa. But I fell short of his. It was a tougher build than I expected getting the lids lined up.

The body is maple with ash splines. The lids are red cedar. Once again I learned a few things on this. I will try this again.

Box is 16” long, 8” wide and 2-1/2” tall.

Thanks for looking

-- 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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Blackie_

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#1 posted 651 days ago

Boring box? I’d call it a very nice Men’s Valet box if it’s following the same line as DouginVa’s box. Nice work Monte, I like it alot very nice! I think I might attempt this for one of my next projects, I’m thinking something along the line of a bit taller, both lids false, a center tray to use as a key for opening the false lids, just a thought.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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bowtie

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#2 posted 651 days ago

looks good, I bet the cedar lids impart a nice smell to whatever you place inside.

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

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 651 days ago

A nice job in my opinion. I think it looks great.

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

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Roger

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#4 posted 651 days ago

Not boring at all. I like its simplicity. It all works just fine IMO

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 650 days ago

I like it. And the boring part is….???

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

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 650 days ago

Looks pretty darn good from here Monte !
The red cedar really kicks off that box body.
Nice job !

-- Having fun...Eric

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Budmon

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#7 posted 650 days ago

Looks good to me – sometimes we can be our own worst critic – I don’t think that handmade items need to be absolutely perfect – it’s the little flaws that speak to the love that the maker put into the project

-- Bud, North Carolina

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patron

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#8 posted 650 days ago

when you said boring
i figured a utility box
to store drill bits in

it looks great
and a nice way to keep things handy
and some hidden too

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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a1Jim

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#9 posted 650 days ago

Monte
I like how you explore different style of boxes. More power to you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BigMig

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#10 posted 650 days ago

Monte, I think you’ve underestimated your work. It looks great.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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MonteCristo

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#11 posted 650 days ago

Anytime you try something new and learn, it’s a good day. Finding it more challenging than expected kinda reminds me of the guy who said “Doing something the first time is tough. I guess that’s why dying is so hard”

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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prattman

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#12 posted 650 days ago

I like it , nice job!!

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Boxguy

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#13 posted 650 days ago

Monte, I think this design has possibilities. The open center would make a nice area for wallet, keys, cell phone and the two lidded areas would be nice for spare change and charger.

I think I’d also consider making it deeper and shorter and rounding off more edges. The design is an excellent one. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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balidoug

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#14 posted 650 days ago

Boring? “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means”. Like BG, you’ve got some good design possibilities there. That, the rustic construction and an interesting wood combination makes it anything but boring.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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Mauricio

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#15 posted 649 days ago

Great box man!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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