Small beech and walnut box - a present for my physiotherapist

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Project by stanley_clifton posted 08-25-2008 11:23 PM 2184 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A beech and walnut small box built as a thank you present for my physiotherapist without whom my elbow would remain in a state. Finish is one coat of danish oil followed by three of satin varnish.

I’m quite pleased with the way that the dove tails have turned out on this one. The cut away base also seems to have worked well. The finish is nothing special – maybe the satin varnish didn’t like going over the danish oil – but I think that I like the slightly vernacular look – it isn’t supposed to be Chippendale.

Thanks to the wife for holding the box’s lid to show the box interior and lid underside.

I hope that you all enjoy. I’ll report back what my physio thinks of her present.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#1 posted 08-25-2008 11:30 PM

Looks great nice hand made dovetails.A wonderful present for anyone ,something made by yourself is always the nicest way to show your appreciation .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 08-26-2008 12:29 AM

Good to hear about health first. joinery is very nice.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#3 posted 08-26-2008 12:33 AM

Great box, dig the lid design..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 08-26-2008 01:57 AM

Nice box. The large dovetails make the frong look nice.

-- Steve-o

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#5 posted 08-26-2008 06:01 AM

great job!!!!!! i love the top….....

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 08-26-2008 08:20 PM

Nice box! Really like the Walnut top. Well Done.
BTW, If you are going to show us pics of the wife you need to show more than just a finger.

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#7 posted 08-26-2008 11:34 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. I delivered the box today; no comment as yet but I’ll let you know.

Ratchet – check out my bathroom cabinet project and then tell me you want to see more of the wife.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#8 posted 08-27-2008 08:20 AM

Wow, very nice… I like the dovetails.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#9 posted 08-27-2008 07:30 PM

Nice box – good combination of woods, they compliment each other nicely.

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#10 posted 08-27-2008 07:50 PM

A very well constructed box and a good gift to the physio. Will be pleased to know the dimentions of the box.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 08-27-2008 09:40 PM

Looks great, Stan, nice job!

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#12 posted 08-28-2008 10:14 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#13 posted 10-04-2008 10:54 PM

I have spoken to Leanne and she loves the box. Apparently she’s been on holiday and didn’t get round to contacting me before. I’m glad that she likes it.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#14 posted 05-06-2011 01:11 AM

cool looking box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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