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

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Project by sras posted 05-15-2013 04:30 AM 2222 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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#1 posted 05-15-2013 05:23 AM

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 fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 06:48 AM

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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#3 posted 05-15-2013 07:15 AM

Very nice, Steve. This should do well.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 09:03 AM

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 10:23 AM

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


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 05-15-2013 10:52 AM

Looking great, Really nice job!

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

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#7 posted 05-15-2013 11:27 AM

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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#8 posted 05-15-2013 11:54 AM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 05-15-2013 11:56 AM

Steve, this is absolutely beautiful and so nicely done.

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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#10 posted 05-15-2013 04:01 PM

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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#11 posted 05-15-2013 10:39 PM

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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#12 posted 05-15-2013 11:02 PM

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!

“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

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#13 posted 05-15-2013 11:12 PM

Beautiful, Steve!
Love the finish and those hinges!

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

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#14 posted 05-15-2013 11:31 PM

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.


-- 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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#15 posted 05-15-2013 11:33 PM

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

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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