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Two pear wood boxes - one to keep and one to donate

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Project by sras posted 472 days ago 1445 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that started with a gift of wood. A piece of pear wood and ironwood were given to me – for the purpose of creating a project for a fundraising auction. I added a piece of cherry for the lids and splines. I had enough material to make two boxes. One for the auction and the other as a backup – or to keep if all went well.

The floors are lined with black velvet and the bottoms are covered with felt.

They measure 10 1/2” x 6 1/2” x 2 1/4”.

The build is covered in a blog starting here .

Now all that is left is to deliver the box and see what happens at the auction!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive





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shipwright

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#1 posted 472 days ago

They look GREAT Steve !!
Thanks for the superb blog on the construction as well.

Be Proud !

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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CalgaryGeoff

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#2 posted 472 days ago

Beautiful boxes, great colors and wood selection.

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#3 posted 472 days ago

Very nice, Steve. This should do well.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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stefang

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#4 posted 472 days ago

Beautiful work on these Steve. A wonderful result and finished in time too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SPalm

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#5 posted 472 days ago

Very nice Steve.
Nice little details all over and that finish is just stunning.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 472 days ago

Looking great, Really nice job!

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

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littlecope

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#7 posted 472 days ago

Fine Work Steve!
I read through your construction Blog last night- Excellent!!
Hope it fetches what it deserves at the Auction!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Roger

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#8 posted 472 days ago

Yes, what Paul said. These look fantastic. Nice build. Thnx for sharin your time

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

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 472 days ago

Steve, this is absolutely beautiful and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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oldnovice

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#10 posted 471 days ago

Nice work Steve, these are beautifully looking boxes. I am sure that whoever gets these will treasure them and they will fetch a pretty price at the auction.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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sras

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#11 posted 471 days ago

Thanks everyone! I had a great time building these – even with the compressed time frame. The blog is a fun way to share the story too.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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John Walters

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#12 posted 471 days ago

Nice work! Thanks for sharing. I’m new to this website and am having a lot of fun reading everyone’s comments. But you really did some nice work!
john

“Girls and insects have this vague feeling that Nature has played a really cruel joke on them, but they lack the intelligence to fully comprehend the magnitude of it”
Calvin and Hobbes

-- John W @ The Home Shop

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lew

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#13 posted 471 days ago

Beautiful, Steve!
Love the finish and those hinges!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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dan81

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#14 posted 471 days ago

Great looking boxes for sure! Nice work. Did you say pear wood?? What was that like to work with?

Very beautiful design and superb craftsmanship. thanks for sharing.

Dan

-- Glue-up is still the stage when everything that was perfect in dry-fit goes horribly wrong, but I'm working on it.

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JL7

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#15 posted 471 days ago

Very Nice Steve! They should do real well at the auction…nice you can contribute your time…

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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