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Project by mike1950 posted 06-24-2013 07:41 AM 1794 views 8 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just testing how things work here. Oldest son wanted a fancy box for his blown glass and associated glass tools. Made 2- he got the walnut one and I kept the white oak. I like making furniture and boxes. But I never seem to be able to make just one!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-24-2013 10:50 AM

Looks exceptional.

Welcome to LumberJocks

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

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TrBlu

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#2 posted 06-24-2013 10:56 AM

Those look great. I really like that walnut toolbox.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#3 posted 06-24-2013 11:27 AM

Beutiful!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 12:28 PM

mike1950

Nice work.

What did you finish them with?

A new tool box is coming up on my to do list very soon.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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mike1950

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#5 posted 06-24-2013 12:33 PM

Thanks everyone.
The finish- General arm-r-seal and on the oak it has a couple coats of general-satin gel as the final coats. I like those finishes because they are easy.
Tool boxes are fun.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 06-24-2013 01:58 PM

Although I prefer the one on the right they look like very nice boxes and should serve their purpose for many years. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 06-24-2013 02:20 PM

They both look great. I like the colour variation and grain pattern in the walnut and the also the classic look of the quarter sawn oak.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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mike1950

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#8 posted 06-24-2013 02:24 PM

Thanks Again, It is amazing that even though they are the exact same box except the drawer detail- Flat on walnut and bevel on oak, how different they really look. I like making multiples for this very reason.
Handle on walnut is emory oak burl and on oak is a very knarly piece of white oak.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 06-24-2013 04:00 PM

Great looking boxes… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#10 posted 06-24-2013 04:02 PM

These look very nice. If you find you want just one more, I’d be happy to take the duplicate off your hands for you :-D

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#11 posted 06-24-2013 04:06 PM

Two great looking tool chests…well done. Would like to have seen some pics of the chests open.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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mike1950

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#12 posted 06-24-2013 04:23 PM

I will look thru my pictures and find one with the top open.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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Buckethead

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#13 posted 06-24-2013 04:46 PM

WOW! I made a toolbox this weekend. Well… If what you built is a toolbox, then what I built is a door stop.

Fantastic work!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#14 posted 06-24-2013 06:50 PM

Amazing, way to nice to be a tool box. I do glass work also I might have to upgrade my plastic drawers that i keep all my glass tools in LOL

Thanks for sharing

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 06-24-2013 11:14 PM

These are two exceptional boxes. I would have a hard time choosing which one to keep!

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