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Project by MShort posted 07-11-2013 05:31 PM 1030 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have moved to making small boxes for a project. The smaller of the two boxes is made from maple for the box, Walnut for the lid. The other box is walnut and ash. I do not make a lot of boxes but enjoy working on them when I do. Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---





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lew

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#1 posted 07-11-2013 05:37 PM

Mike,
These are beauties!!
I really like the shape of the lid on the square one and the way you lined the inside of the larger one.

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

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#2 posted 07-11-2013 05:41 PM

Real nice boxes, Mike!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-11-2013 05:44 PM

Both nice, but I particularly like the one on the right.

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

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#4 posted 07-11-2013 07:22 PM

These look very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 07-11-2013 07:26 PM

Both look wonderful Mike.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 07-11-2013 08:45 PM

nice work I never could work on stuff that smalll.

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#7 posted 07-11-2013 10:05 PM

Love the proportions of the rectangular box. Really nice! You should make more boxes…..

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 07-11-2013 10:24 PM

Like your Boxes Mike!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 07-12-2013 12:29 AM

Both are nice but the ash/walnut one is my favorite.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 07-12-2013 12:48 AM

Great boxes!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#11 posted 07-12-2013 01:09 AM

Two very nice boxes Mike…well done.

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

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#12 posted 07-12-2013 01:27 AM

Nice boxes, Mike!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 07-12-2013 01:33 PM

Top marks Mike, very nice.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#14 posted 07-15-2013 02:40 PM

Classy looking boxes! Simple design but have great wood combinations and clean lines. Great job!

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#15 posted 07-15-2013 03:30 PM

I too like the one on the right. I have been asked to make a wine box for a wedding. Apparently the new thing is to put a bottle of wine in a box at your wedding along with a letter that each writes to the other. Then at 5th anniversary open box, drink wine and read letters. I suggested that something with contrasting woods might look nice for that. I’ve been looking at boxes on here and I think that would adapt well to make a wine box.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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