Grand Canyon box

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Project by Tag84 posted 01-20-2013 10:35 AM 2525 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

This box took me quite some work and i’m happy it’s finished.
I never bin to the Grand Canyon, but i was watching some episodes of ’’i shouldn’t be alive’’ where a lot of people seem to get lost, and i was captivated by the rockfaces in some of the shots.
I was doubtful in doing anything with it, but decided to do it anyway.
The lid was a block of yellow pine that i first routed out by hand, and later on i used the dremel for making caves and adding details.
This was my first try at making wooden hinges, which didn’t went as smooth as i hoped.
The pens are snug now and there’s no play in the lid, which i’m very happy with. they are not glued.
I made this box with; yellow pine (lid) and the sides.
white pine front and back.
oak hinges, and hardwood here and there.
Finished with linseed oil.
Thanks for watching!

few more pics;

-- -Thomas -

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#1 posted 01-20-2013 11:33 AM

This is a very unusual box and I like it. The top looks really good and I can imagine the “tooling” you had to do to get it to where it is. The hinges turned out great. Nice job and a great imagination.

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

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 11:43 AM

Really cool job. It’s unique, I love unique.

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

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 12:11 PM

Ook in deze box herken ik je eigen stijl. Leuk om te zien. Indeed the Grand Canyon took quite some work.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 12:38 PM

Thanks! much appreciate the comments :) Dutchy bedankt!

-- -Thomas -

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#5 posted 01-20-2013 02:59 PM

Wonderful and unique design. Something new and different is always well appreciated. Great work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-20-2013 03:09 PM

This box is certainly quite nice and well done, but also very unusual.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 01-20-2013 04:20 PM

Now that you built it you’ll have to come see the inspiration. Your pine box would fit nicely in any gift shop in the area of the Grand Canyon. I should know, my wife hit them all last year.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 01-20-2013 04:39 PM

Awesome job, I look at pics first and the forst thing I thought was Grand Canyon which sys you nailed it.Well done….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-20-2013 04:49 PM

Wow! So unique and original. I love when I get the message that you’ve posted a new project. They are always such a pleasant suprise. I love the hinges, the canyon effect, the 2 tone effect, the rustic look. Everything really.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 01-20-2013 04:54 PM

A real one of a kind box Thomas,good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 01-20-2013 05:06 PM

Very interesting concept.

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#12 posted 01-20-2013 05:23 PM

Since pine is more difficult to work with than hardwood you have really done something special. It also tends to expand and contract at a faster rate? Wonderful craftsmanship and great design. It captures the imagination. I think you are on to something. What will you use for a finish when the linseed oil dries?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 01-20-2013 05:24 PM

Thomas. I like the artsy quality of all your work! Very original indeed. I think I may have to “copy” your bird feeding station…........;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#14 posted 01-20-2013 05:45 PM

This is truely a unique piece, and for one who has never been there, you captured it.
The design on the front of the box closely resembles the shape of the State of Arizona where the Grand Canyon lives.
This has gone into my favorites!

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

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#15 posted 01-20-2013 06:18 PM

Well done…! I really like the grand canyon sculpting you carved on the top..
I have been to the grand canyon several times and always in awe of its magnitude and beauty. You just might be starting a new line of landscape box designs.

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