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Project by R_Stad posted 317 days ago 803 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just dropped this off to a good friend last night – I think she liked it. This is my 1st box made of some left over Ipe scraps from a deck we built several years ago. The splines are from some left over red birch flooring I used in our dining room. I think I must sound like some kind of hoarder, but I hate to throw out or burn pretty wood. Thanks to Boxguy Big Al for his instructional blogs. Very helpful. The details on the top were used to cover up a miscalculation, as was the middle spline. Oh well. Some tung oil and wipe on poly. Thanks for looking.

-- Rod - Oregon





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stefang

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#1 posted 317 days ago

Very nicely done with lots of good details.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dallas

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#2 posted 317 days ago

Simply beautiful.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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maplerock

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#3 posted 317 days ago

Great box! I can feel the influence of Boxguy here! Great details… different size splines, square inlay detail, nice finish. Who wouldn’t like it? Way to go!

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

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ksubenny

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#4 posted 317 days ago

Nicely done!

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JUC

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#5 posted 317 days ago

beautiful, time well spent.
Jeffrey

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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Cliff

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#6 posted 317 days ago

Rod, Great Job! A good practical design and looks really nice. I love the idea of using scraps and left overs. No you are not a hoarder, why would you throw away perfectly good timber? I have two large plastic storage boxes at home full of hard wood and most of the bits and pieces are three inches to eight inches long and between 2 inches X 2 inches to around 4 inches X 4 inches at the most. I couldn’t part with them as even small bits of timber has a use and when cut and sanded looks so pretty.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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R_Stad

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#7 posted 315 days ago

Thanks everyone for the supportive comments – it is appreciated.

-- Rod - Oregon

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 315 days ago

that is one beautiful box. I would never guess this is a “1st”

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 315 days ago

You’ve done a fine job on this box. It looks great. Nobody would have ever guessed that it was your first.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Richard

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#10 posted 313 days ago

The details on the top were used to cover up a miscalculation, as was the middle spline.
I don’t see no miscalculation , and besides it’s only a mistake if you can’t fix it.
You fixed it.

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