Red with a touch of blue

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The other half of this set of boxes. Red cedar with beetle pine in the lid. The tray I am not sure what they are. Got the wood from a local cabinet makers trash bin. It’s fairly hard with a light pink color. These are also 12” x 8” x 6”. The finish is 2 coats of Danish oil and multiple coats of water based poly. Patron/Grizzman style hinges.

Thanks for looking

Not sure why I didn’t get all pictures uploaded. :-(

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 01:34 AM

Now those look sharp. Just not a color you see every day. Good job.

- Jay

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 01:37 AM

Again, LOVE the combination! Absolutely lovely color mix. Nice job!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 01:37 AM

I’m liking those a lot. You boxmaking skills have taken a quantum leap (and I’ll bet your shop smells really nice).

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

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 01:43 AM

Great great job on these. You ought to sell a “blue” and a “red” as a set ONLY. I am sure someone would spring for 2 boxes so similar yet so different. Yes…...your skills are getting very good! With all that cedar and box elder you got you are in wood heaven now!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 01:47 AM

Monte those are great you guys with all these beautiful boxs are giving me a fever ,very inspiring nice finish too.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 02:08 AM

more sweet work monte

can’t see the trays mentioned
but ’It’s fairly hard with a light pink color’
could be alder
use it allot sometimes myself

that spalted blue pine is great
i always set it aside
when i find a 2×4 with it in it

this combo is really nice

-- 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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#7 posted 11-27-2012 02:17 AM

These are very nice Monte. I added them to my favorites list so you get that extra vote. They deserve it.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 02:20 AM

very nice Monte, saw your load of cedars, maybe a cedar chest next?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#9 posted 11-27-2012 02:26 AM

Good design and wood combinations. Great work, Monte!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#10 posted 11-27-2012 04:05 AM

Good looking boxes, Monte!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#11 posted 11-27-2012 10:56 AM

A great way to combine colors Monte, both are very nice looking boxes.

On the tray’s Patron mentioned Alder, that could quite possible be, Cabinet makers use it a lot, I use Alder a lot on my boxes and don’t really see any pink in it and for a hard wood it’s really quite soft but who knows Patron could be right.

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#12 posted 11-27-2012 02:26 PM

Same great stuff here. Wow, I really love these combinations. Thanks for inspiring us!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#13 posted 11-27-2012 03:27 PM

When you get your pictures edited, I hope that you show off thoes hinges.
I know how much work went into these burnt logs to make them these beautiful boxes.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#14 posted 11-27-2012 04:41 PM

You need a white one!

Beautiful looking with, IMO, great color combinations.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 11-27-2012 06:46 PM

Powerful looking boxes owing to its rich and vibrant colors !!!

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