walnut shoe shine box

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Project by grizzman posted 08-25-2013 03:12 AM 2327 views 2 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a walnut shoe shine box that i was asked to make for a honorable police officer and a fellow jock, who i wont name, unless he chooses to identify himself, the box is made from walnut,sycamore,cherry and poplar, i tried to find some very nice figured walnut for the top, the cherry piece on top holds the can of paste wax and the rest goes inside, its finished off with a coat of buffed paste wax, i hope my costumer will like what i have done, i did an inlay on the sides and i inlaid his initials onto the front, done with sycamore, and changed my former design by adding this handle in the top, thank you for your comments and any ideas of design change…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 03:16 AM

Wow this is an amazing shoe shine box. Very very cool Bob. This box shows outstanding workmanship A++++++

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 03:25 AM

Very nice. That is a heck of a beautiful shoeshine box.

-- Yves

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 03:27 AM

Almost too nice to use.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 03:33 AM

You’ve out done yourself this time, Bob!

Love that handle ant the inlay stripes.

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

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 03:45 AM

great work Bob. You’ve outdone yourself.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 03:56 AM

Ah! Michael Jordan. But I don’t know if the holder is big enough for his shoes.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 08-25-2013 04:06 AM

Great work Grizz. Nice wood combo. Shine on.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 04:15 AM

That’s a beauty Grizz !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 04:22 AM

Hey Grizz I forgot to congratulate you on you 100th project well done on each and every one my friend, your an asset and insperation to all of us on Ljs

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#11 posted 08-25-2013 04:25 AM

great job Grizz….always appreciate your posts.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#12 posted 08-25-2013 04:32 AM

Nice box, like the handle and the sliding lid, that’s also a very pretty walnut.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 08-25-2013 05:56 AM

Wow!!!!!!! Looks really good!!!! Been meaning to give you a shout. Finally back to moving around again and sawing a little lumber. Drop by if you get a chance.

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#14 posted 08-25-2013 08:36 AM

Great design and build Grizz. I’m guessing the part on the top is for holding the polish. This is really a wonderful box and I’m 100% sure your customer will like it (unless he is crazy).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 08-25-2013 09:20 AM

Well done Grizz. This is a beautiful project. You did a great job selecting that piece of figured walnut for the lid. The sycamore and walnut contrast each other very well and adding the inlay stripes is an attractive design element.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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