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Project by FredK posted 01-12-2009 04:22 PM 1373 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was one of my first real projects about a year ago.
The plans came from an A&C book, can’t remember which.

-- "A boat's a boat, but the mystery box could be anything! It could even be a boat!

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Ryan Collins

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#1 posted 01-12-2009 05:23 PM

Looks very nice. How do you go about getting that design with other types of wood? Is it carved out with a chisel or what?

-- "Measure twice, cut once." - Norm Abram

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#2 posted 01-13-2009 06:08 AM

Nicely done. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D.

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#3 posted 01-13-2009 06:10 AM

Nice Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 01-13-2009 06:55 AM

I believe that I’ve seen that book before. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 01-13-2009 07:26 AM

Thanks for the kind words. The rose and stem are also oak about 1/8” thick stained with colored Watercrylic, I think, and glued on.

-- "A boat's a boat, but the mystery box could be anything! It could even be a boat!

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#6 posted 01-13-2009 07:46 AM

Nice mailbox

My guess is that you dont live in the country and if you do, you dont hang it outside near the road?

If you did live in the country,....... near me, you’ld be waiting a long time to find mail in it.


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 01-22-2009 02:11 PM

great looking mail box….I’ve been meaning to make one of these my wife found one like this in a book…good job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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