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Project by tamtum posted 04-11-2014 08:54 AM 1629 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’d like to make a gift to my father in law. So I took a piece of olive wood from the stack of woods for fireplace and i cut it. I haven’t band saw so it was a little bit difficult. I have make many mistakes in this box but the box is mine and is made from me. Im very happy because i convert a piece of fireplace wood to a usefull box.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 09:01 AM

Looks like a nice box to me – the only olive wood I have is from Santori when we were there on holiday

-- Dick, Ohio

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slapdash

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#2 posted 04-11-2014 10:11 AM

It is lovely well done

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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Gary

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#3 posted 04-11-2014 10:26 AM

That’s a beautiful box. Your father in law should be very proud

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 04-11-2014 11:49 AM

Mistakes or not, this is a beautiful box.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 04-11-2014 12:51 PM

It’s more beautiful than many other…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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abie

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#6 posted 04-11-2014 02:23 PM

Olive wood for the Fire!!??
It is one of the most beautiful hard woods around
Many use it for pen blanks etc…
please llet other have it rather then burning it.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 04-11-2014 02:24 PM

You are the only one who will ever see the mistakes. It is a beautiful box and the fact you made it from firewood makes it extra special!

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

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#8 posted 04-11-2014 02:29 PM

I think that you’ve done a very nice job on it. He’ll love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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wncguy

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#9 posted 04-11-2014 05:03 PM

Ha – and you think you make mistakes????!!!
I should be so lucky on some of mine.
Agree on the beautiful wood.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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oldnovice

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#10 posted 04-11-2014 09:31 PM

tatum you did good, mistakes or not, and the most important thing is ”I have make many mistakes in this box but the box is mine and is made from me. Im very happy because i convert a piece of fireplace wood to a usefull box.”!

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

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NormG

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#11 posted 04-12-2014 12:13 AM

You have completed a wonderful looking project

-- Norman

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#12 posted 04-12-2014 12:15 AM

Whatever mistakes there may be, this is a great looking box! I’m sure your father in law will really appreciate it!

-- Dean

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Mikesawdust

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#13 posted 04-14-2014 12:53 PM

Olive Wood? damn I wish I could get to your woodstack

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tamtum

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#14 posted 04-14-2014 01:14 PM

Thanks all of you for your comments. The box was totally successful and I was realized when I saw a tear drop from my father in law. Anyway the olive wood is common in Greece and we use it at 98% for the fireplace (the flame its perfect). Now I have 3.000 Kgr for the next winter…..If you ever come in Greece sent me message to give you olive wood …

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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constantinos

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#15 posted 04-16-2014 12:20 AM

όμορφο αποτέλεσμα!

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