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Project by Roughedges posted 12-11-2013 05:50 PM 1109 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little box was made in May 2013. Primary material is Western Mesquite. Trim is Knotty Alder. Inlaid in the top is a scrap piece of an old cutting board I made earlier of primarily Redwood, Pine and Cedar. I couldn’t keep the old cutting board – all the woods listed are soft woods – not appropriate for a real cutting board. But it was just an experiment anyway…

-- Victor, from the Grand Mesa in Colorado

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 05:53 PM

You did a very nice job on that box – congrats

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 06:04 PM

Great job. Very cool detail.

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 06:06 PM

Very nice job.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

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

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 06:14 PM

That’s a very attractive box and you did a fine job on it. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 06:17 PM

Welcome to LJs , nice looking box. Good use of old cutting board.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 06:30 PM

Awesome looking box, nice contrast. Well done.

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

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 06:57 PM

A great save

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 07:00 PM

Welcome to LJs
Super looking box ,creative use of a past project.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#9 posted 12-11-2013 07:19 PM

First of all. WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is a gorgeous box!!!.............Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 12-11-2013 10:19 PM

Great job, you have got to be happy with that. Welcome

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#11 posted 12-12-2013 02:26 AM

Nice job. Love the top.

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

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#12 posted 12-12-2013 02:34 AM

Looks great, thanks for sharing

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny

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#13 posted 12-12-2013 04:25 AM

Well you created your own problem! Now you have to TOP that great box!

Waiting to see the next one!

Very Nice.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#14 posted 12-12-2013 05:00 AM

This is really cool. Great job and thanks for sharing. Welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 12-13-2013 01:53 AM

An excellent first post! Welcome.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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