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Project by LoydMoore posted 10-19-2013 04:47 PM 913 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am not sure how this project ever got finished. The customer was very anal in his requirements so there was not a lot of room for creativity on my part. From start to finish took over nine months. For my part, building the box was fairly straight forward without a lot of hitches. The main issue was finding a laser contractor who could get everything just the way he wanted with a font that is not common to most laser graphics software. We ended up using three engravers in three states.

One could do the intertwined rings but not the font while another could do the font but not the rings. The third contractor could do both but the end result was total unacceptable. We ended up cutting six blanks and shipping them back and forth before everything was up to snuff with the customer. I made my commission and the customer covered all direct expenses but I am guessing he got a couple free hours out of me chasing down contractors.

The box is Bubinga with Birds Eye Maple and Ebony accents. Hardware is Brusso stainless. The finish is six coats of lacquer polished with Menzerna yellow compound.

A local jeweler made the pins that hold the flute mounts together. The pins are polished stainless with silver heads. He just used a small torch and silver solder. They came out great and were well worth the $20.00.

Best part is the customer was pleased and did not mind parting with a huge chunk of money. We are already working on another box to celebrate his daughters upcoming wedding with one stipulation:

I BUILD THE BOX AND HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL LASER ENGRAVING.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com





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LoydMoore

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#1 posted 10-19-2013 04:53 PM

One more pic. The stainless plate was in MI but is shown mounted in another pic.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 10-19-2013 05:07 PM

Your end product is absolutely incredible—exquisite! Sometimes it’s hard to keep in focus that the customer is always right, but you seem to have survived quite well. Congratulations!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 10-19-2013 08:42 PM

Really beautiful build

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

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hoss12992

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 09:38 AM

Great job on the box. I really feel for ya dealing with outside folks on the project.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 02:28 PM

Wow very impressive…. Great box and great details…. Always good to have the customer happy and coming back for more work. I just started using a company to do laser work on my projects… I will have to show him this, thx for sharing… Good luck.

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

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 03:54 PM

You did a fine job on this box. Congratulations.

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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#7 posted 10-20-2013 07:57 PM

Great looking box, I am sure she loved it

-- Norman

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 10-24-2013 02:34 PM

Fantastic box! The woods used are gorgeous. The engraving adds some personal touch. Well done!

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