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Project by grizzman posted 04-09-2014 05:50 PM 1702 views 0 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box has been one of the funnest projects i’ve done in awhile, the reason is that this is for a young boy who i have never met, he is about 9 and his dad is a woodsman, he is teaching his son all of the skills and right now the young boy and a few friends of his who live down the road are building a small cabin, all by hand, using their own axes that they saved up and bought themselves, he is a great young man and i just wanted to do this for him. The box is made of several woods, the main box is southern heart pine and walnut, the cabin which is inlaid is spalted oak and sycamore,birdseye redwood and the brown stripes between the oak is indian laurel, the inside of the box is lined with red cedar that is 1/4 inch thick, and the handles on this one is some cool heavy bark that came from a hickory tree, naturally curved, the lift is spalted oak and indian laurel, this heart pine is the sweet old stuff, its got several hundred growth rings….ah my favorite..thanks for taking a look, and thanks you for any and all comments. here are the ends of the box, i forgot to snap a picture, maybe my age is showing….lol

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





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 06:00 PM

Bob this is a great little project and should be treasured by the young man. You are a generous LumberJock my friend.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 04-09-2014 06:06 PM

Very nice box, Grizz. I really like how so many of your projects have great stories behind them.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 04-09-2014 06:18 PM

Wow! Love the inlay’s! Nice combination of woods too! Not every creative piece of art has to be with exotic woods. I am sure it will be cherished! If not he can send it to me. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 04-09-2014 06:28 PM

Beautiful work as always! I love seeing your projects! :)

sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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stefang

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#5 posted 04-09-2014 06:35 PM

Cool box Bob. I’m sure the young man will cherish it, especially with it’s connection to his cabin build.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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grizzman

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#6 posted 04-09-2014 06:47 PM

i want to also comment on what docsavage has said, before i came to lumberjocks i was not exposed to all of the woods we have in the world, and i have to say there are some smack dab gorgeous woods from all around the world, BUT…i believe in using the woods you have where you live, our country has some of the most gorgeous woods in the world, , and i really love southern yellow heart pine, its the wood that build America, factories, homes warehouses..all of it, they used so much there is really nothing left except for what is salvaged…i would rather use it then a wood from another country….ok that is my wood rant…:)

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

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#7 posted 04-09-2014 06:53 PM

That is awesome in both craftsmanship with these beautiful woods and your generosity. Jack will appreciate it for life. You did such a beautiful job and the inlays are amazing to say the least…You have obviously been very busy…

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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ellen35

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#8 posted 04-09-2014 07:01 PM

Neat project, Bob. It fits your description of this boy to a tee.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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grizzman

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#9 posted 04-09-2014 07:18 PM

thank you you guys for your very nice comments, they mean a lot to me.

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

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griff

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#10 posted 04-09-2014 07:22 PM

Beautiful box grizz. He will love it.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 04-09-2014 07:26 PM

Awesome box Grizz

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 04-09-2014 07:33 PM

Another dazzler Bob your creative juices just keep flowing along with your kindness. A gift that will bill remembered for a life time and who knows perhaps jack may become inspired to become a woodworker .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DanielP

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#13 posted 04-09-2014 07:41 PM

Unique and great looking box!

-- Dan P.

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degoose

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#14 posted 04-09-2014 07:52 PM

Outstanding…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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jaykaypur

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#15 posted 04-09-2014 08:05 PM

Exceptional design and quality. What and how did you do the ” saw” design on the front of the box? It looks very nice and well done. This kid hit the jackpot with this box and I am sure he will treasure it for a long long time.

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

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