Another Box...A bit different

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Project by longgone posted 06-25-2013 04:10 AM 2730 views 6 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make so many boxes with hinges…pin hinges and standard brass box hinges…
Needed to get a bit more variety…so I decided to make a few boxes with removable tops. Got to keep things interesting and different.
Rosewood and Padauk with a ostrich skin lined bottom and a lacquer finish.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 04:13 AM

Flawless. Stunningly beautiful.

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

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 04:15 AM

Greg that is one gorgeous project. The wood contrast is excellent and the grain is absolutely wild!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 04:51 AM

Beautiful box Greg!
The lid looks great.
It flows like a delicious mars chocolate.
Great combo for sure

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 05:23 AM

Another beauty Greg. In my early twenties I worked for a while as a candy maker and this one really reminds me of some of the hand marked chocolates that we produced. The women who did the marking were real artists.
Very creamy!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 06:30 AM


I am in the process of making one myself, but I am not getting anywhere near the results of yours.

How are you doing it?

I am using a Arbortech planner and sandpaper, maybe I am not getting enough material off.

I would appreciate your comments.

Have a look please.


Robert brennan

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 07:59 AM


Everyone seems to have a similar response. I’d put candles on it. Had chocolate cake for my birthday. :)

Do you ever screw up? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 06-25-2013 08:16 AM


-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 06-25-2013 09:16 AM

Greg, fine job as usual. I like the fact that you keep changing things a little to vary what you make. It keeps me wondering what you are going to do next. perhaps you are wondering about that too.

Hope sales are going well.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 06-25-2013 11:38 AM

Incredible as always, Greg. Wow! These woods really go well together

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

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#10 posted 06-25-2013 01:12 PM

So easy to look at and so hard to duplicate. Fantastic as always

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#11 posted 06-25-2013 01:18 PM

A piece of art is all I can say.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#12 posted 06-25-2013 01:37 PM

Beautiful work and great choice of wood.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#13 posted 06-25-2013 02:01 PM

Greg, yet another gorgeous piece of artwork you’ve created here! Just stunning.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#14 posted 06-25-2013 02:02 PM

Beautiful wood and use of it!!!!

-- "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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#15 posted 06-25-2013 02:09 PM

Greg another beauty
Lift off lid is a nice touch,

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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