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Project by doubleDD posted 11-14-2013 04:56 PM 1527 views 12 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project started out to be a display case for Hallmark ornaments for my most valued customer, the wife. It was suppose to be 24’’ in height, but got changed to 60’’. Just a slight difference. Anyway I had some of the sides cut already when she changed it so I wanted to use it for something and came up with a box. I think it turned out nice anyway. Maybe a gift for the daughter instead. I used Padauk, Aniegre, and Makore, and finished with Watco lacquer. The dimensions are 12’’ x 8’’ x 5 1/2’’ in ht. I may make a tray for it, we’ll see.
Thanks for looking.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 05:05 PM

It turned out very well and presents a great display of your craftsmanship. I like the raised panels and choices of woods—very nice contrasts. Overall, and with the help of your wife, you have come up with an elegant looking box. Congratulations on a job well done!

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

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 05:07 PM

Great looking box, nice colors

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

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 11-14-2013 05:38 PM

I love working with Padauk. Your box came out great. Trays would be nice, but not absolutely necessary.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 11-14-2013 06:24 PM

GOOD SAVE!

Cool box…

Nice JOB!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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BusterB

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 06:35 PM

Dave, that is a beautiful box buddy….the contrasting woods (including the splines and pins) really set that thing off…all I can say is …..wow!!! cant wait to see the orniment shelf.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 11-14-2013 06:39 PM

Very nice Dave…the wood combinations work well together..

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 11-14-2013 06:54 PM

Thanks John, I guess if it wasn’t for her changing her mind, it would of never happened. But she doesn’t want it, she wants a display case. LOL

Thanks Ken, I looked at some of your work, you do very well.

Bill, I’m thinking if I give it to my daughter she might have special request, so I’ll wait. If I give it to someone else, yes a tray will be made. Thanks.

Thanks Joe. I had to do something with the pieces I had cut already. It was bothering me.

Buster, thank you guy. I started to play around a bit with it and didn’t know where I was going next. Even the splines were made without a jig. It was just freehand.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 11-14-2013 06:58 PM

Hey Greg thanks. I admire your work, who doesn’t. I thought of trying something like one of yours through the winter months, but I’ll end up cutting a hand off. Keep up the great work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Rick

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#9 posted 11-14-2013 08:29 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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woodshaver

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#10 posted 11-14-2013 08:47 PM

Good looking box Dave! Nice work!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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aussiedave

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#11 posted 11-14-2013 09:34 PM

Very nice Dave….Mate you have a little bit of everything in this one, mitred joints, raised panels, splines ect. It is a beautiful display of your excellent craftsmanship…awesome.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 11-14-2013 09:39 PM

Beautiful box—a real eye catcher. Nice job on it,Dave….................Jim

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

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poospleasures

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#13 posted 11-14-2013 10:16 PM

I really like the raised panels on the sides. I have not done that. I will steal if I may. The contrasting colors are great. This goes into my favorites.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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hoss12992

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#14 posted 11-14-2013 10:24 PM

Great job buddy

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littlecope

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#15 posted 11-15-2013 12:14 AM

Very, very nice work Dave, Flawless in fact!
Great Job my Friend!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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