Chip Case #3

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 07-05-2008 09:50 PM 1966 views 7 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, those of you who have followed my past projects will probably remember I’ve made a couple similarly-purposed boxes in the past. This one was made for a friend who frequently comments on how much he likes one of the other ones.

The woods are walnut and maple (with a bit of oak and pine used in the divider system). Finish is natural Danish oil, followed by several coats of wipe-on satin poly. Overall dimensions are 14” x 9” x 6”.

I usually complain about the outcome of my projects, but I have to admit to being pleased with the way this one came out. Thanks for looking.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 07-05-2008 09:55 PM

It would be difficult to not be pleased with how this turned out. A most attractive box, Mr. Charlie. But then, I like your other boxes as well. You do good work.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 07-05-2008 09:58 PM

What Russel said and more!!!!

Thank you for inspiring me.


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

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#3 posted 07-05-2008 10:15 PM

My buddy Charlie they should call you the box man you make the most beautiful boxes I have ever seen you have a gift my friend,every time you post a box it is something to see ,some nice work.

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#4 posted 07-05-2008 10:34 PM

Very nice work there Charlie! I like the way you designed the trays.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Callum Kendall

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#5 posted 07-05-2008 10:47 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out

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#6 posted 07-05-2008 11:10 PM

Thank you all for the kind words!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 07-05-2008 11:36 PM

Charlie, That is one more beautiful box. great build as always

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 07-05-2008 11:45 PM

Very nice box

-- Joe, Ga

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#9 posted 07-06-2008 12:10 AM

I really, really (really) like the checkerboard top… that is one fantastic box, Charlie… !!

Great job, great post!!!


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 07-06-2008 01:15 AM

Great looking box! One of the best I’ve seen here so far.

-- - Ray

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#11 posted 07-06-2008 01:24 AM

Charlie, Very nice box, I’d be pleased with that one too.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 07-06-2008 02:39 AM

Excellent, Charlie! You’ve given me some ideas of one I could make for my home group.

Also, you know I was just joking about the ‘pigeon inlay’. That was also a nice project.

Have a biegnet for me !!

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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#13 posted 07-06-2008 02:43 AM

I can’t begin to express how much I like this box. Your pattern is perfectly centered and your joints appear to be spot on. I love the finish Wonderful.


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#14 posted 07-06-2008 03:18 AM

Fine birthday box, Charlie. That parquetry lid is…festive! You may end up bringing people into the fold whether they are a friend of Bill’s or not – just to get to the chip ceremony.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 07-06-2008 03:54 AM

Beautiful, beautiful work as always Charlie. I like how you try different things on each of your boxes. Terrific stuff and thanks for showing it to us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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