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Project by R_Stad posted 10-06-2013 04:35 PM 1739 views 1 time favorited 11 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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#1 posted 10-06-2013 05:50 PM

Very nicely done with lots of good details.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 10-06-2013 05:59 PM

Simply beautiful.

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

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#3 posted 10-06-2013 06:17 PM

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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#4 posted 10-06-2013 06:29 PM

Nicely done!

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 08:11 PM

beautiful, time well spent.

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

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#6 posted 10-07-2013 12:35 AM

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.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 10-08-2013 02:34 PM

Thanks everyone for the supportive comments – it is appreciated.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#8 posted 10-08-2013 02:35 PM

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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#9 posted 10-08-2013 03:16 PM

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

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#10 posted 10-10-2013 08:00 PM

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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#11 posted 03-13-2016 06:55 PM

A very fine piece of work. Lotsa gr8 details.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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