Special Reeequest: Fast and Simple Oak Box

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Project by longgone posted 02-16-2013 08:19 PM 2007 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a request for a basic and simple flat surface box. Definitely not one of my favorite box designs cause it ain’t sculpted…. but this was one that was already put together and waiting its turn at my sculpting table. Instead, it was spared the grinder and ended up on the router table to get rounded corners and about 15 minutes of sanding.
12×8x4 3/4 with a lacquer finish.

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#1 posted 02-16-2013 08:40 PM

You even make simple beautiful

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

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#2 posted 02-16-2013 08:40 PM

i like it a lot

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#3 posted 02-16-2013 09:02 PM

Box very beautiful, congratulations.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#4 posted 02-16-2013 09:18 PM

Looks great, simple and elegant.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#5 posted 02-16-2013 09:31 PM

oh my gosh, where has greg gone…maybe aliens came and took him away…i do think this box is well made, but …come on greg, get that grinder and tell the aliens to let you loose…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 02-16-2013 10:16 PM

nice box; but the customer is always right, even if it goes against our woodworking grain.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 02-16-2013 11:04 PM

Beauty in simplicity. And nice wood. Is that Black Oak, or did the lacquer darken the wood?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#8 posted 02-17-2013 12:32 AM

Well done and always like looking at you creations. This has a subtle beauty to it.

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

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 01:05 AM


Your working outside the “sculpted box” Your simple is my comlex…LOL..Very nice, and still has your touch on it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 02:11 AM

The fit and finish make this one a stand out for a “plain box”. That oak has some really nice color and you made good use of it.

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

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 03:20 AM

Greg, I miss your sculpted touch, but it looks pretty familiar to me. Nice work.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 02-17-2013 05:58 AM

You may not think it’s beautiful, but I do.

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#13 posted 02-17-2013 12:18 PM

Wow said that simple isn’t beautiful! This is gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 02-17-2013 01:42 PM

Great Looking Box Greg! Nice!

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

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#15 posted 02-17-2013 02:24 PM

Very attractive box but way too easy for you Greg!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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