4 Day art box build

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Project by XBIGJIMX posted 02-05-2015 06:22 PM 3181 views 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So for Christmas the rule was no bought gifts, so I came up with this for me best friend.
Walnut and Maple for the woods and then Finished in Tung Oil
Took me about 4 days to build and finish.

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#1 posted 02-05-2015 07:04 PM

Looks great! Very nice gift. I could never build that in 4 days :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#2 posted 02-05-2015 08:21 PM

That’s a beautiful piece of work.
Four days? No way I could do it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 02-05-2015 09:04 PM

Excellent box, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#4 posted 02-05-2015 10:10 PM

Absolutely beautiful and the inlayed initials really set it off. Well done!

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 12:31 AM

Gorgeous piece of work! Love the accents and contrasts.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#6 posted 02-06-2015 01:39 AM

Beautiful box. Nice work.

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

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#7 posted 02-06-2015 05:04 AM

wow, nice build – did you get any sleep in those 4 days, or was it solid work each day, lol

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 02-06-2015 05:10 AM

i worked about 4-6 hours a day. The last day was a full 8 hour day

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#9 posted 02-06-2015 03:00 PM

Maple and walnut is quickly becoming my fovorite combination of wood. Love the contrast. Looks great.

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#10 posted 02-06-2015 04:49 PM

Very Nice!!! You rocked it!

-- Brian Roesch Industrial Arts Teacher, Quinter, Kansas, "I didn't realize I was making memories I just knew I was having fun!"

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#11 posted 02-06-2015 05:38 PM

nice job! that would take me 4 months and it still wouldn’t look that good.


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#12 posted 02-06-2015 10:02 PM

Beautiful design and build. I am sure that your friend must be very proud. The contrast of between the walnut and maple is very nice.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#13 posted 02-07-2015 02:51 AM

Thank you very much everyone.
If you want to see it built I got a build post

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#14 posted 02-07-2015 07:36 AM

This is much better than bought gift!Outstanding box, I would love to get one. I like those maple details among walnut.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 02-10-2015 05:29 AM

Very nice gift!!!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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