boxes of graditude for sister missionaries

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Project by grizzman posted 08-25-2013 07:23 AM 1589 views 0 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

we had a few more lady missionary’s here and i wanted to make them each a gift, i made two of these boxes, one is made from cherry and walnut, and the one not pictured is the walnut and cherry, but the one here, is a beauty, the ladies last name is casperson and so i wanted to find a rustic way to have her initial on the top, so i found this big knot in a piece of walnut and i epoxied it to the front, the rest of the construction was to make them look like panels, with sycamore, its very striking in its looks and i will do it again sometime, thank you for your kind remarks…grizz

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

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 08:28 AM

Superb job! I know there’s going to be some very happy ladies.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 08:42 AM

Wow Grizz! You are becoming quite an artist and I like that your projects all have a lot of heart in them. This fine box is no exception.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 09:33 AM

Another beautiful box Grizz. I really like the panel look. What a wonderful gesture to do this for the ladies.

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

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 10:10 AM

Awesome job. They should love them.

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

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 10:13 AM

Very nice work looks great. Clean lines and a unique way to add her initial.

-- John, Illinois,

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#6 posted 08-25-2013 10:14 AM

Such beautiful figure in the wood! And I loved the knot that you added on. It looks perfect. I am sure they will truly love them. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 08-25-2013 10:14 AM

Wow Grizz those are neat
I’m sure the Lady missionary’s love them
what a nice gesture.

-- 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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#8 posted 08-25-2013 10:51 AM

Love it. Like the way you did the sliding top and the sycamore grain is beautiful!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 11:02 AM

Very nice and creative Grizzman, I also like the turned bowel on the bar.

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 11:19 AM

Wow…Very nice boxes there Grizzman…the wood looks great…excellent job.

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

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#11 posted 08-25-2013 11:41 AM

Nice work, Grizz.
You have your own style of rustic and it is very interesting!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#12 posted 08-25-2013 11:56 AM

Grizz; you are designing some amazing boxes lately. You are a true woodworking artist. To see what you create is a pleasure.

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

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#13 posted 08-25-2013 12:02 PM

You’re on a roll Grizz. What wonderful work.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#14 posted 08-25-2013 12:29 PM

Nice box. Grizz She will love it. I thought I recognized that sycamore on the box sides. Nice grani to it!!

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

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#15 posted 08-25-2013 12:45 PM

Grizz, I really like this one and I’m a big fan of the panel style. QS Sycamore is one of my favorite woods.

I am having trouble seeing the type of joinery you used for the corners?

Are those squares in the corners decorative or structural?

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

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