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Project by mds2 posted 12-09-2013 08:25 PM 2324 views 38 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another one of my grandfather’s, Bazil Wenzel, creations. Grandpa started making these sewing boxes at the request of my Grandmother somewhere between 1962 and 1965. The box pictured was built in 2010. Originally he cut all of the parts out with a coping saw and then my grandmother would paint them to give to relatives and close friends.

This box is made from 1/4” plywood and is held entirely together with three 1/4” dowels. Two on each end and one on the bottom. No glue or other mechanical fasteners.





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#1 posted 12-09-2013 08:56 PM

That is a very nice box. I like the idea of no glue or fasteners.

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 08:57 PM

I love it.
Really inspiring.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 09:10 PM

Very nice and innovative box design—more pictures would be nice.

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

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 09:44 PM

Great design. Nice looking.

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

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#5 posted 12-09-2013 10:38 PM

Simple and cute…what’s not to like.

-- we stand behind our work but never under it...(love seeing the look in customers eyes when they hear it)

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#6 posted 12-09-2013 11:50 PM

Thank you for the comments. I’ve added a few more pictures.

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#7 posted 12-09-2013 11:50 PM

A wonderful and charming design ,very very nice.

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#8 posted 12-10-2013 12:27 AM

very inventive. I like it so much. Will try to find time to do one.

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

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 01:05 AM

Extraordinary design. Looks like a well built Amish piece. Well done.

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

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 05:36 AM

That is really cool. Love the design and craftsmanship

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#11 posted 12-10-2013 07:31 AM

Very clever, Nice work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 12-10-2013 07:57 AM

Great design

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 12-10-2013 10:06 AM

Pretty clewer design. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#14 posted 12-10-2013 12:28 PM

Very nice design and execution!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Chris

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#15 posted 12-10-2013 12:46 PM

Flat out cool! Love everything about this piece!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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