birthday box for sister

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Project by grizzman posted 10-02-2013 01:26 AM 1441 views 1 time favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was a real fun project for me, its my sisters birthday and i took my time designing this one, it has about seven different woods, heart pine, red cedar, walnut, cherry,bamboo, pecan and bubinga, i didnt use but joints on this one as i wanted it a bit stronger and the rabbit on the end pieces created more glue area, and since heart pine can be a bit brittle and with there being a lot of straight growth rings, i was afraid it could crack where i had the hinge pins, so i glues a small piece of cherry, and i was happy with the look and the strength it provided, i sanded the edges down on the bamboo as to not have a thick abrupt edge, i wanted it thinned down and to blend in a bit, these work great for rings or small necklaces, the finish on this is BLO and a good coat of Bri wax, i buffed it out with a wool buffer and then i used an old nylon to finish it out, the old nylon works really well to give it that really nice sheen, thank you for viewing my project, any comment would be great. grizzman…P.S molly here is my tutor, she keeps me in line, and gives computer advice. :)

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

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#1 posted 10-02-2013 01:32 AM

Very cool Bob and unique and a wonderful gift for your Sis,Very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 01:32 AM

Another Grizzbox. Nice work Grizz. Sis will love it

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

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 01:46 AM

great looking box, you really made your wood selections fit together so well.
I like that gentle curve on both sides of the heart

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 10-02-2013 02:10 AM

love the box Grizz, but your IT tech is really what I want… she looks like she could teach us all a little something.. very nice, sure Sis will love it.. love your choice of woods… Papa


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#5 posted 10-02-2013 02:13 AM

Another great Grizz box. You can get more different types of wood in one box than anyone I know.

Your sis should love it.

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

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 02:26 AM

I like it. The heart is a nice touch. Ir has a whimsical feel.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#7 posted 10-02-2013 02:27 AM

Very nice work. You have a warmth to your projects. Very good.

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

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#8 posted 10-02-2013 02:45 AM

Well done Grizz! There is nothing more satisfying then making something for someone special. You have a great talent for combining wood with emotion. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing your projects.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#9 posted 10-02-2013 03:16 AM

That’s a beauty, Bob!

Very realistic finish on the last picture ;^)

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

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#10 posted 10-02-2013 05:30 AM

Fun. I love the heart.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#11 posted 10-02-2013 06:02 AM

What a nice box… the heart completes it.

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

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#12 posted 10-02-2013 06:25 AM

Up to your usual tricks Grizz, just what we expect from you a lovely job for the Sis’.
Not tooooo sure about the guy in the last pic ::: )))) think he approves as well
Cheers mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 10-02-2013 07:49 AM

Another great job Grizz. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 10-02-2013 10:02 AM

Nice looking gift Bob.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 10-02-2013 10:34 AM

A gift with a heart…from the heart! nicely done Grizz.

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

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