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Project by Jim Sellers posted 497 days ago 2009 views 23 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At 16” w x12”d x 9” h this is the largest box I’ve ever built. I designed it myself but based it on the smaller version (last project) with the tambour top attached to the bottom drawer. The only hardware needed are two 5/8 screws. I made 2 drawer fronts but my dovetails were tight enough I decided to leave the tail ends exposed. Bottoms are lined with suede leather. All the dividers are removable. I was very pleased with the end result. Operation is smooth and flawless.

-- J.C.Sellers





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staryder

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#1 posted 497 days ago

Beautiful project great post Thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 497 days ago

Jim, This is one beautiful boxtop! I have not seen one with a tambour, I really like your work!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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BertFlores58

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#3 posted 497 days ago

Jim,
Though it is huge, the way how it was cut seems to be small. The thickness of the woods use are proportioned. Excellent design and the arrangement of drawers perfect. Beautiful and very functional. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 497 days ago

Now that’s what I call inspiration. Thanks for sharing Jim. Amazing work!

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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Roger

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#5 posted 497 days ago

Wow! Jim. Tis a beauty. Really nice box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 497 days ago

Very nicely designed and finely crafted—love your top!

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

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 497 days ago

beautiful box. There is some much nice detail,inside and out!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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CalgaryBill

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#8 posted 497 days ago

That is one beautiful box! Great design and wonderful choice of wood.

Bill

-- Calgary Bill

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Tag84

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#9 posted 497 days ago

gorgeous design and wood combination!

-- -Thomas -

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#10 posted 497 days ago

Great design, all the features in such a small space make this box exceptional !

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Amoc

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#11 posted 497 days ago

Very Nice!

-- Ken from Ft Hood, TX

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#12 posted 497 days ago

I agree withthe above statemements!!!!! What I aslo missed as I was talking while looking at this was the top. Love the grain and knot on this. The sides on this are great as well. Would love to hear more about the process. A++++++++++

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

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KodaBear

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#13 posted 497 days ago

the dovetails are perfect, proportions are right on, and the figure is striking! it’s a triple threat. beautiful piece

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#14 posted 497 days ago

I really like the look of the dovetails.

How did you make the tambour?

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#15 posted 497 days ago

Not quite to my taste but a very impressive box nonetheless. The top is especially nice. Also nice to have someone acknowledge that cutting dovetails is not a trivial operation – we don’t hear that enough !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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