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Project by Mr_tony posted 12-25-2012 01:25 AM 1364 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this incredible project posted by Albachippie and knew I had to try it. He referenced others, so surely neither of us claim to be the originator of the design but I am happy to have joined the club.

The blocks, like my predecessor’s are white oak, quarter sawn. I learned from his “mistakes” and used cocobolo as the dots. I turned a pen blank, which I confess was just a reason to use my dusty lathe. It’s my favorite tool but I just don’t have reason to use it often enough. The finish is a spray on clear coat of shellac which I am not happy with. I regret not keeping a reasonable oil on hand. I will fix that after Christmas!

And at present I have no plans to match his skills with a box. I still marvel at a carpenter that can actually make a square box. It is the most challenging element of the hobby.

Thanks to all who preceded this project and for LJ for giving us all a place to share. Merry Christmas

-- Tony - Making sawdust is a great hobby, and sometimes cool stuff comes out too.

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 02:16 AM

Looks cool Tony

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 06:40 PM

I like your pictures better!

Click for details

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 02:16 PM

PaBull, perhaps my photos are the only part of this project that is better! I love your plug cutting method. New tools for my wish list!

-- Tony - Making sawdust is a great hobby, and sometimes cool stuff comes out too.

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 12:51 PM

Hey Mr Tony,

I hope you are still around, I see you haven’t posted anything for a while.
I stumbled across this and noticed you referenced me as your inspiration! I am truly flattered! I have no idea how I missed this at the time, sorry!
You did a sterling job Sir, really like the contrasting timbers, works a deal better than mine. As for the box, you didn’t see the several that became firewood before this one!!

Thanks again,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 12:59 PM

This looks like a fun project and nicely done, too.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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