Graduation boxes

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Project by Craig posted 05-17-2015 04:16 PM 1138 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For our homeschool graduation, the parents wanted to send their seniors into the next stage of life by presenting tokens of past accomplishments and future goals in a box. They needed six of them and asked if I’d be willing to provide.

I attempted to make each of the boxes unique and of differing species. There’s Purple Heart with curly maple panel, Gonçalo with lacewood, zebra wood with wenge, mahogany and wenge with walnut.

Interesting challenge to come up with six different projects at once, but overall a good time. First venture into box making, but I have a feeling it won’t be the last. Wife had a hard time giving some of them away.

Have to start thinking about next year as I’ll graduate my oldest…

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#1 posted 05-17-2015 06:48 PM

Lovely boxes and you did a great job at making each one unique.

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

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 07:15 PM

Great job. I am sure the students will always remember their box.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 05-18-2015 11:34 PM

Some great work…. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-20-2015 12:40 PM

Beautiful box and finish.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#5 posted 05-22-2015 01:58 AM

They look wonderful I bet they will be displayed at some point

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 05-24-2015 12:00 AM

Some more pictures

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