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Project by mike1950 posted 12-15-2013 03:33 PM 1362 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well they are done-17 of them. walnut and Big leaf Maple. Fun little boxes. Happy to be off to a little larger project though. Wipe-on Oil poly on the out side and a food safe salad bowl finish inside. Little legs were a pain but I sure like them. Happy to be finished in plenty of time for christmas. Enjoy

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 04:22 PM

Those are some beautiful boxes. You have a lot of work in those legs!! I bet you’re glad that job is done. Nice work and they will make great gifts!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 04:34 PM

Wow that’s a lot of boxes ,each one is unique and beautiful, fantastic gifts.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 04:55 PM

These are all nice. You are very productive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#4 posted 12-15-2013 07:50 PM

I love these, Mike. Your shop must look like a candy store when you get a box run all made up and finished!

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#5 posted 12-15-2013 08:37 PM

Wow, heirlooms!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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#6 posted 12-15-2013 08:51 PM

Don’t you just love making Christmas gifts…. love the woods you used. Did you use hinges on the boxes? Show a couple with the lid open if you can. And what are the sizes?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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mike1950

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#7 posted 12-15-2013 09:21 PM

Thanks all -boxes are fun- you get to use pieces of wood that would be thrown away.
Production? I call it obsessed. :)
Barb- I do not know about candy store but it is a mess!! :)
No hinges- lids just lift off. they are all about 4 1/2×4 1/2×4-5” Then the legs and/or the top add to height. I will get a picture of inside- nothing special.
I love making christmas gifts- I am now working on a home for my christmas gift- a vise- building a bench for it.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 12-15-2013 11:25 PM

Hi Ya Mike! Guess who? Nice work as usual! I always enjoy seeing your boxes.

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mike1950

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#9 posted 12-16-2013 01:21 AM

Hi Greg!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 12-16-2013 01:54 AM

Wow great stuff Mike…such beautiful wood and tea boxes. thanks for sharing.

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

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#11 posted 12-16-2013 03:37 AM

Some great boxes! Good use of the scrap. Would hate to see that beautiful wood in the burn pile.

-- 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 12-16-2013 04:55 AM

Nice combination of squared boxes with natural shaped top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-19-2013 03:08 PM

Wonderful batch of boxes! Great variety of beautiful woods. Like the natural edge and awesome finish. Great work!

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