My New Driver

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Project by shipwright posted 01-03-2015 08:41 PM 3106 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A golfing buddy of mine got a new driver recently and wanted to give me his old (not very old) one. I gave it a try and had some pretty good results so I said sure and offered to make him a little organizer box in return. He thought that was a fine idea and this is the result.

It is a bit of a blend of a couple of old projects I have posted here. The marquetry is an up-scaling of the motif I use to teach chevalet basics to my friends and the box is a lot like the marquetry bench organizer I made myself a while back.

It features a four way divider and riser blocks to offer different depths to accommodate items of different lengths.

Now if I can get back to hitting that driver like I did the first few rounds ….....

Thanks for looking


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 01-03-2015 08:45 PM

Whereʻs the picture of the new driver? lol

Nice organizer.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 09:04 PM

This must be a nice break from the jewelry box. I thought I saw this in the background of one of you blog pics. Very nice, he must be happy with the trade. At least the organizer isn’t going to give him grief on the golf course :)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 09:12 PM

A great wee gift Paul, looks like a fair trade especially if the driver was goin begging.
cheers mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 09:26 PM

That’s a wonderful trade, he must be with a smile and you on the driveway. ;-)
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 01-03-2015 09:36 PM

A very nice gift!

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 09:39 PM

A Great Gift, Both ways! Now, does your craftsmanship carry over to the golf course? Or is it your golf skills carry over to your craftsmanship?

At any rate, Nice work!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 01-03-2015 09:49 PM

That’s a great box. Your friend definitely got the better end of the deal….he’ll never want to break that box!!!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#8 posted 01-03-2015 10:00 PM

Well, your friend got the best of the deal. I suspect his gift will be far less frustrating than the one you received. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 01-03-2015 10:20 PM

Nice trade.
And really nice box.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 01-03-2015 10:36 PM

Thanks all, it was a nice break from the big project.

tyvek this one’s for you.

John about my golf “craftsmanship”, I usually play in the seventies, sometimes in the eighties.
......... the sixties are just too cold for golfing. :-)

Thanks again

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#11 posted 01-03-2015 10:47 PM

Thatʻs just too funny Paul.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#12 posted 01-03-2015 10:48 PM

Man do I love that Wild West marquetry motif (which I spied on your last blog post about the awesomely epic jewelry box).

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#13 posted 01-03-2015 11:30 PM

a beautiful divider, very colorful

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

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#14 posted 01-04-2015 12:25 AM

Very good, Paul…

Before I looked, I thought about someone to drive your car for you… or a bit Driver tool…
... would not have ever guessed a Golf Driver club! LOL

Very cool Arizona type box… Very nice…

May it improve your game!

Happy New Year! You’re off to a good start!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#15 posted 01-04-2015 02:08 AM

Your marquetry is nothing short of astounding. Thanks for sharing it with us!

-- --bch

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