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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 12-15-2016 01:08 AM 2138 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I posted a project, but I haven’t gone totally idle in the shop.

These are boxes I made for two coworkers who are retiring after twenty-plus years of us working side-by-side. Materials are walnut and spalted maple, with some maple and sycamore trim. Finishes are BLO and satin wipe-on poly. To give an idea of scale, the larger box is just big enough to hold a CD jewel case with a bit of room to spare.

And while I’m at it, Merry Christmas to all my LJ friends I haven’t seen for a while!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"





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Redoak49

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 02:02 AM

Real nice looking boxes.

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oldsawtooth

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 02:33 AM

very nice box friend!

-- James,Alabama,http://www.woodworkerJames.com

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mmh

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 03:50 AM

Beautifully crafted and a wonderful gift that will be cherished forever!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 07:27 AM

nice boxes charlie, i havent been in the shop much myself, due to my body probs…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 07:27 AM

Looking good.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 09:06 AM

Those are really good-looking box’s Charlie. Great job.

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

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#7 posted 12-15-2016 11:35 AM

Fantastic pieces, Charlie. Inspiring, really.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 12-15-2016 11:51 AM

Your wood combination on your boxes always amaize me, especialy usage of spalted wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-15-2016 11:57 AM

Great looking boxes and gifts.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 12-15-2016 01:18 PM

Thanks, everyone.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 12-15-2016 03:06 PM

nice boxes

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#12 posted 12-15-2016 03:17 PM

beautiful boxes.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 12-15-2016 05:14 PM

Charlie those are some good looking boxes – they should be appreciated and will make an awesome retirement gift. Merry Christmas to you and all of the other Lumberjocks.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#14 posted 12-15-2016 08:57 PM

Very Nice, Merry Christmas right back.

-- Petey

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#15 posted 12-15-2016 09:05 PM

These are outstanding boxes and your retiring coworkers will cherish them always. Merry Christmas, Charlie.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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