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Project by Tokolosi posted 12-17-2012 03:23 PM 1617 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.



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#1 posted 12-17-2012 03:51 PM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 04:36 PM

I like this a cool design and well done.

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 04:47 PM

Very Nice looking boxes! Great work!

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 04:49 PM

That’s absolutely fantastic!

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 05:13 PM

Looking good.

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 09:58 PM

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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#7 posted 12-17-2012 11:00 PM

what a way to take the trash out!!

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 02:08 AM

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

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#9 posted 12-18-2012 01:12 PM

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

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#10 posted 12-18-2012 11:22 PM

The boxes turned out very nice :-)

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