A few simple boxes

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Project by AandCstyle posted 12-18-2013 05:53 PM 1857 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are a number of firsts in these boxes for me. I had never made decorative small boxes before. The single box for our son and DIL is zebrawood with wenge accents that I finished with Deft rattle can lacquer, which I had never previously used. The pair of boxes are for the granddaughters and were made with bubinga and qswo. I finished those with Danish oil, another first for me. The finger joints were made with an Incra ibox.

I appreciate the finishing guidance I got from a number of fellow LJs, especially the finishing schedule posted by jumbojack.

Thanks for looking! :)

-- Art

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 05:59 PM

I would not have guessed they are your first ones. Rhyme look great. Love the different grain patterns
Take care Art and happy holidays to you and yours!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 06:04 PM

Looks like your going to be hooked on the box making … These look great, well designed, and just plain eye candy.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 06:20 PM

Great wood combo’s and execution. Your son and granddaughters will love them! Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 06:47 PM

Some very nice looking boxes, you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 06:51 PM

Nice boxes. The zebrawood and wenge box is exquisite.
The wenge cutting board turned out to be my wife’s favorite of all.
I priced wenge the other day at $29/b.f. in my area. I guess that will be the last wenge I get to use.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 08:46 PM

Very professional…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 09:09 PM

Very attractive and finely crafted boxes.

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

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 09:10 PM

They look great. Wouldn’t have guess it was the first by the pictures though. Merry Christmas

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 09:44 PM

Attractive boxes. Hope to see more from you.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#10 posted 12-18-2013 11:32 PM

Thanks to everyone for the favorable comments. I am certain I will make more boxes because I have to justify the ibox purchase and I have a lot of bubinga shorts that need to be used for something. That is such a pretty wood it would be a shame to just leave it stacked in the shop. lol

-- Art

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#11 posted 12-19-2013 01:32 AM

Nice boxes!
That I Box will make nice drawers and they will be really stout!

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

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#12 posted 12-19-2013 05:39 AM

I like Zebrawood but those Bubinga ones are outstanding!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 12-19-2013 03:53 PM

Very nice boxes Art. Thank you for the acknowledgement on finishing, but after looking at your project page, I should be looking to you for advise. BEWARE the box bug is a monkey on your back.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#14 posted 12-20-2013 12:29 AM

Andy, Old & Jack, thank you. Encouragement is always appreciated! :)

-- Art

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