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Project by doubleDD posted 09-24-2017 05:17 PM 1687 views 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box for Wendy who works in the office at our lake association. She has taken care of a few billing problems and has always had a smile. It’s so nice to deal with people like that so I decided to make her something. She was more than surprised and happy to receive it.
It is made of honey locust and ash. 11 1/2’’ x 5 1/2’’ x 4’’ high with a raised panel top. I used brown suede as a liner. The wood was resawn from logs, cut into 1’’ boards and dried for a year. Finished with satin lacquer.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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Ivan

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#1 posted 09-24-2017 05:30 PM

Great reward ’’just’’ for the smile!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-24-2017 05:37 PM

Dave,

I’m sure she was happy to receive it. Looking at it I see an elegant solution for a tray support!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#3 posted 09-24-2017 06:34 PM

Very nice Dave!
I like the woods you used for this box and it is very well crafted and also a very nice way to thank the lady .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Jerry

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#4 posted 09-24-2017 06:44 PM

Beautiful Dave, really fine work, beautiful design!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 09-24-2017 06:49 PM

Great job buddy

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#6 posted 09-24-2017 06:53 PM

I’m sure Wendy will just love this gift Dave
nice job
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 09-24-2017 07:15 PM

Ivan yes, the smile was the inspiration.

Thanks Thomas. The splines are a simple solution for tray supports.

Thanks Klaus. I did like the honey locust with the ash, I just wished I would of added more.

Many thanks Jerry.

Thanks Hoss.

Thanks Pete. She more than loved it and that made it well worth it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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John

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#8 posted 09-24-2017 08:06 PM

Very nice gift Dave!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 09-24-2017 08:19 PM

Very nice Dave. Love that locust.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 09-24-2017 08:32 PM

great box dave, when you take the time and make something like that people don’t forget,im sure you made her feel very appreciated.nice work buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 09-24-2017 08:36 PM

This is a beautiful box.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 09-24-2017 08:49 PM

A VERY COOL box…

Thank you! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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woodshaver Tony C

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#13 posted 09-24-2017 09:01 PM

Great looking box Dave. And a very nice thank you gift! I bet you got some really big hugs when you presented this gift to her.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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MyHogany

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#14 posted 09-24-2017 09:54 PM

It shows that you put your heart into the making of the box, matched equally by the way you’ve nurtured your heart. My compliments to both.

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#15 posted 09-24-2017 10:39 PM

Great box Dave. I really like the lift out tray and the way you did the top is very creative!

-- Daniel P

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