Sycamore Croc-Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 03-29-2014 12:48 AM 894 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sycamore log that I got out of a ditch and made into a BS box. Wrapped the ends with an old crocodile leather belt and was going to make a handle out of the same, but ran out of belt! So…..I fashioned a crocodile handle out of the same sycamore log. The handle sets off of the top about 1/2” and is secured by pins and CA glue. The box measures 13” x 6” and is finished with Danish oil and Howards wax. Was my first attempt at fashioning a handle like this but after a lot of sanding and shaping, it turned out pretty good. It ain’t perfect, but you know what it is. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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#1 posted 03-29-2014 12:53 AM

Very creative. Good job.

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

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 01:41 AM

this is really cool, a croc box, its given me an idea i want to use for a little boy that i know..but you did a great job…thanks for sharing it with us…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 03-29-2014 03:02 AM

Great looking box. Almost as if the crocodile handle is camouflaged into it. I like the work you did with the leather too. Unique for sure.

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

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#4 posted 03-29-2014 10:23 AM

Beautiful, unique box.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 03-29-2014 11:16 AM

What a cool idea! I love it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 12:03 PM

Very cool project, looks great.

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

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#7 posted 03-29-2014 12:55 PM

That is cool ,you are so lucky to have spalted wood like this it makes me drool .

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 03-29-2014 01:09 PM

Very unique and quite distinctive—nicely done.

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

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#9 posted 03-29-2014 11:57 PM

Way cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 04-02-2014 03:56 PM

Awesome box! Beautiful combo of the leather and Sycamore log. The unique croc handle is really cool. Great job!

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