Eagle bedding box

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Project by JohnnyRThrottle posted 01-23-2013 02:34 PM 1467 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is one of my favorites. It’s made of poplar, which I find a pleasure to work with. The floor is aromatic cedar. I also used aromatic for the dovetail splines. The hinges I made out of poplar. The four feet were a nice chunk of spalted maple I found laying around the shop. I think it matched up well with the rest of the box. The top was carved by a Native Indian I became good friends with in Canada and who taught me a lot about working with wood and then put me to work making boxes for him to carve . I exchanged my work for his work as you’ll see on more of my boxes to come. I brought this box with me to England and I don’t know if I’ll keep it or sell it. I guess if the price is right I’ll let it go. Still hoping to find a shop to work out of so if anyone from England reads this please let me know. I’m more then happy to help out around the shop and I always clean up after the day is done. Thanks for looking, Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England,

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 03:13 PM

Very cool box and super art work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 03:54 PM

Thanks a1Jim, your a man of few words but they mean a lot. I have seen your comments on many of the projects and it’s nice to know someones keeping up with all our hard work. I checked out your site and I love your craftmanship. I only hope to be as good as you one day. Thanks again, Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England,

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#3 posted 01-23-2013 05:09 PM

Wonderful box and carving. Great design too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 05:23 PM

Very nicely done. I like the dovetail splines much better than their plain cousin, but that’s JMHO. Also, the carving by your friend is truly outstanding!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 05:33 PM

This is a fine box and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 01-23-2013 05:38 PM

If that was mine, I don’t think I could sell it.
Always good to network with others.
Nice photos….....................

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 01-23-2013 05:59 PM

Thanks Hillbillyshooter, I’m a huge fan of the dovetail spline. I think it really accents the box. The carver does do amazing work and I’m his biggest fan. I had a quick look at your work and I love the tray with the brass corners and around the handles. I’m a car and bike guy so that screams automotive shop to me. Keep up the good work Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England,

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#8 posted 01-23-2013 06:04 PM

I know redryder, but sometimes you have to let one go so that many more can follow. I’m just starting to get into this woodworking thing and I love doing it. Stay tuned for more. Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England,

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 06:12 PM

Stefang, Wow Mark I just checked out your site and I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. I really like your angle box with the angle tray. nice fit. Thanks for the complement. Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England,

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#10 posted 01-24-2013 12:52 AM

Nice work on the box. That top is a real eye catcher .

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 01-24-2013 01:39 PM

Now this is one outstanding box. I wish you lived closer, I would let you use my (simple) shop in exchange for you teaching me some techniques. I’m working on a box right now and am having a hard time getting an arched top. A new learning/skill builder to me.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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