Stripey Boxes

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Project by Tokolosi posted 610 days ago 1362 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these as part of my recent off-cut clearing program. Took all those thin long strips in my bin, laminated them together randomly and ended up with some interesting looking planks (mostly oak, bubinga, cedar, mahogany, cherry and walnut). Made a box of some of the thicker material. The rest became lids for three mahogany boxes. Finished with Danish oil and wipe on Poly. Two are gifts for a dear friend. The third sold off my workbench to a visitor that saw me finishing it. Thanks for looking.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 610 days ago

Really nice looking. The woods work well with each other.

-- 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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#2 posted 610 days ago

I like this a cool design and well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 610 days ago

Very Nice looking boxes! Great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 610 days ago

That’s absolutely fantastic!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 610 days ago

Looking good.

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#6 posted 610 days ago

Nice idea and you found another way to make use of the “clutter.”

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

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Don W

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#7 posted 610 days ago

what a way to take the trash out!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#8 posted 610 days ago

Great use of your scraps. I can’t believe how well that glue up worked with those Irwin clamps!

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

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#9 posted 610 days ago

Very nice mixture of woods. That glue-up did come out very well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 609 days ago

The boxes turned out very nice :-)

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