Make 2... make 40

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Project by degoose posted 05-21-2015 10:23 AM 2530 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a request for 40 keepsake boxes… 10 inches by 8 inches by 4 inches high….they would supply the timber… slabs of Camphor Laurel… 2inches thick…
Lots of milling and dressing to get the dimensional timber required for delicate boxes…will blog the processes with photos soon…
So far have 2 made… and another 3 ready to go… have to finish by the 4th July…Just waiting for the rest of the slabs to be delivered.
Finish is Penetrol penetrating oil, and the insert is stiffened felt… cut with the laser for perfect accuracy…
Last pics shows the Gifkin Dovetail Jig…. what a pearler…
PS… the lid insert is book matched…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 10:40 AM

Love the wood. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 11:51 AM

Perfecto!! Real nice boxes, Larry!!!!!!! I like that dove tail jig. it looks mistake proof!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 12:13 PM

Cranking them out. I bet that is a lot of milling.
Love that dovetail jig.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 02:35 PM

Nice looking boxes and jigs, hope it does not get to boring before the last one is done.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 05-21-2015 03:16 PM

Beautiful wood becomes even more “beautifuler” in the hands of a craftsman!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 05-21-2015 03:32 PM

I bet that camphor smells awesome when you are sizing up the slabs

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 05-21-2015 07:57 PM

You’re STILL in the groove!

Good to see you again… for a change! :)


Loved every step…

40 boxes! That is mass production!
... you’re doing Great! Keep it up!

Thank you for dropping in with another COOL project!

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

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#8 posted 05-21-2015 10:28 PM

Nice work and cool wood. Love seeing all the different woods out there. Nice order 40 wowza.

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

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#9 posted 05-22-2015 12:23 AM

Tarry, I love those boxes, and the Camphor is such a beautiful timber. The colours are so variable.
Great job and a great order.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 05-22-2015 12:36 AM

Nice construction!! Beautiful lumber!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#11 posted 05-22-2015 01:18 AM

great looking grain

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

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#12 posted 05-22-2015 01:26 AM

Awesome work larry, Love the blog you posted, too.

The bookmatched ends are a nice added touch

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#13 posted 05-22-2015 01:36 AM

Well done Larry….

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#14 posted 05-22-2015 06:05 AM

See everybody has missed you!!

Gotta be happy with the bookmatching !!

Good old Aussie pest the Camphor Laurel (from asia) If only they knew earlier.

Oh well more for us

Did I tell you about the time when I brought a car load back in the old Volvo from Kyogle, by the time I got to Nimbin I had to wind the windows down as I thought I had been smokin something from the fumes!

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 05-22-2015 09:36 AM

Great looking boxes and really simple, effective jig.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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