various boxes , various exotic woods

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Project by patron posted 05-02-2009 03:19 AM 5289 views 14 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hey folks , i am starting to get this computer / pics thing figured out !
hope you enjoy these boxes .
they are all not to complicated , (once you get the drift , as degosse has shown )
when i get better at this i’ll try and sequence pics of the various methods , so you can all enjoy the unlimited possabilitys .

some are one of a kind , and some have 2 or more varying mates .
most are aromatic cedar lined ,and the ones with design sides/ends are continuos around box.
in mated boxes there is a right one , and a left one . lining up the corners and turning both boxes into each other
the design matches all the way around the boxes ,.the wood in them is bookmatched and is the same board in both.
(more boxes per board ! )
i’ll be interested to hear some coments , and will be happy to share all .

now for those door pics…............

be safe and enjoy !


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#1 posted 05-02-2009 03:30 AM

Amazing boxes! I love the mix of woods.


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#2 posted 05-02-2009 03:33 AM

Nice boxes, you say their not complicated but they sure look it. Well done patron.

-- Vince

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#3 posted 05-02-2009 04:10 AM

Hey David
My first impression was Wow but after that WOW, WOW and then really Wow. If I ever have a museum of fine art I hope I can display your work. I like the drawers Best, Way to go bud.


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#4 posted 05-02-2009 04:56 AM

Great looking boxes. Nice job. Now we need some construction blogs.

-- 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 05-02-2009 05:09 AM

not drawers , just more boxes .
in 45 years , i have probably made 500 of them .
but don’t have pics of most .
if nobody wants to buy them , then i give them away .
when they cluter up the shop , i don’t do more .
when they are gone , creator gives me new ideas !
after working in buildings allday , making boxes is relaxing .
they demand the same attention to detail , but reward quicker .
and i don’t have to ask clients any questions/ideas .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 05:25 AM

Great Lookin Boxes Well Done

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 05-02-2009 05:32 AM

Nice boxes. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 05-02-2009 07:56 AM

Wow ,those boxes are nice!

Thanks for an enjoyable experience.

-- Not my woodworking

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#9 posted 05-02-2009 10:50 AM

amazing work!!!! May I borrow some of your ideas? I really liked the last box. was it made by attaching the two boards together, cutting on the bandsaw and then switching the two middle segments and gluing again?

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#10 posted 05-02-2009 11:01 AM

David as I said last post “inspirational”. thank you for putting these out here for all to see and be inspired by!!!!

-- Be safe.

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#11 posted 05-02-2009 12:20 PM

You are a real craftsman David! Looking forward to seeing more!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#12 posted 05-02-2009 02:23 PM

Wow, very nice. I can’t wait to see how you did it, I look forward to seeing your blog.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#13 posted 05-02-2009 02:41 PM

I agree with the WOW’s…. You have to do a blog… I’d love to try this…

Thanks for sharing..


-- Happy and safe woodworking, [email protected]

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#14 posted 05-02-2009 03:33 PM

Looking at your pictures, I was thinking nice boxes, when I got to the last shot and WOW. Those really took my eye. cool set. Great designs, thanks…........Fourth down from the top, WOW!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 05-02-2009 03:52 PM

good morning ;

thanks for the compliments .
it’s good to have someone that can see how to take this forward , thats the point in sharing !

your dedication in woodworking is a joy for me , i’ve had numerous requests over the years ; ( i’d really
like to apprentice and learn from you , how much do you pay ? ) !!!!
not exactlly inspirational for me .
a job is what you do to eat ,
work is what you do because you are alive !
i will figure out how to use this equiptment at some point , and post all i can , just hang in there !

in answere to 1 question . double tape 2 boards ( or more ) together and saw through ( bandsaw , works
in smoth curves , but wont double back ( saw kerf won’t match up ) , then take pieces and end glue back together,
you get as many planks as board layers . ( don’t hesitate in cutting as ,saw kerf keeps getting wider as you do )
clean up and face glue to another board ( this one is the inside of box . and is the backing , and the strength
of the joints . now you got 1 1/2 ” thick board . rip on edge through one of the boards and reglue on back
of stack and rip through other board . through this process i always joint one edge and crosscut both ends
and hash mark one end to reregister the pieces for next step .
now you got 2 planks , cut one end off one board and fold 90 ( for end ) , and other at other end .
now you got 4 pieces that are bookmatched and can be joined ( remember that the thikness of pieces will migrate
and eat up some design , so i usualy rabbet ends of sides through inner board and glue end piece to it .
top and bottom can be same .
if you are making an exotic design i usualy lay out rough end side cut line and want all lines through this area to be parralel to box as at corner you want them to smooth around corner not come at angle .

well by now you are total confused and thats just 1 way ,
so enjoy mothers day and be safe


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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