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Project by poospleasures posted 274 days ago 1703 views 9 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a group of commissioned “gentleman’s boxes” made with some very nice pieces of wood. This customer was looking for some super nice boxes to give as gifts to his card group. The maple box is much larger than the rest. He wanted it for himself. Most are 2 1/2” deep X 12” long X 7” wide. The Maple is 6 1/2” deep X 14” long X 8” wide. I thought you all would be interested in seeing the different splatted bookmatched top medallions we chose to use with the different base woods. All the boxes are a different wood species and have the quadrant hinges and black velvet bottom linings. These were a lot of fun to make and were a nice learning process also. Hope you like-em.

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 274 days ago

These look super ,you must of had one happy customer.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Andy

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#2 posted 274 days ago

Very nice work!
The last one is my favorite.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Gittyup

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#3 posted 273 days ago

Beautiful! How do you like those quadrant hinges? I might try them next time.

-- tel

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Gary

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#4 posted 273 days ago

Really like the 3rd and 4th pics; spalted bookmatch tops with matching handles.
The base woods: padauk and purpleheart?

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 273 days ago

Very attractive pieces—I’m sure your customer is very pleased.

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

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 273 days ago

Awesome looking boxes. I like the quadrant hinges a lot. Great bookmatch lids. Well done sir.

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

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tefinn

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#7 posted 273 days ago

Fantastic collection of boxes! Excellent choice of wood combinations!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Mean_Dean

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#8 posted 273 days ago

Beautiful set of boxes! I’m sure the guys receiving them will really appreciate them!

-- Dean

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aloeto

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#9 posted 273 days ago

Hi, it’s a very nice work!

-- Gerardo from Argentina.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 273 days ago

Beautiful boxes, Vernon!! I love the symmetry of the lids!................Jim

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

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kiefer

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#11 posted 273 days ago

Very nice and clean work and to choose ,I think all of them .
Just awesome .

-- Kiefer 松

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Woodbridge

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#12 posted 273 days ago

All the boxes look great. The book matched burl tops are super.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 273 days ago

You did a great job and these boxes will be much appreciated…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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TysonK

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#14 posted 273 days ago

Wow, fantastic wood choices and fantastic results!

-- -- Tyson

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aussiedave

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#15 posted 273 days ago

Wow a very nice batch of boxes, really like the purple heart and the last one, also like those hinges they are really nice. I am so jealous of the US with all that spalted wood, I have seen some here but the spalting is minimal, nothing like I have seen from the US projects. Beautifully made boxes, excellent job.

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

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