Walnut Box with Lift Lid

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 09-24-2018 09:21 PM 1675 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by a client if I could make an exact copy of a box. The original box is shown in the last photo. His dog had mistaken the box for a chew toy.
Creating an exact copy was more challenging than I had expected, but I’m very pleased with how the box turned out. The dimensions are approximately 6.5” x 5.5” x 2”. The cover of the box has an especially beautiful grain pattern.
Thanks for looking,

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 09-24-2018 10:14 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done Roger!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 09-24-2018 11:08 PM

your choice of wood definitely takes the original to a wow factor. Great choice.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 09-24-2018 11:17 PM

Very nice job on duplicating the box. The lid really sets this project off.

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#4 posted 09-24-2018 11:28 PM

Great job – think I’ll make one.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#5 posted 09-25-2018 12:07 AM

That is a real good looking box, Roger!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 09-25-2018 12:27 AM

I agree with you on box cover well done all around,,,, is the dog OK?

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#7 posted 09-25-2018 01:44 AM

Looks to me like your copy was better than the original ever was. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 09-25-2018 02:23 AM

Beautiful! Love the grain on the top.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#9 posted 09-25-2018 04:52 AM


-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#10 posted 09-25-2018 06:52 AM

That is awesome. Love the wood on the top. How did you make the curve?

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#11 posted 09-25-2018 08:16 AM

Beautiful Box !!

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#12 posted 09-25-2018 08:53 AM

You did well

-- Petey

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#13 posted 09-25-2018 11:00 AM

Roger, that’s just beautiful – the figure in the lid is amazing! Nice shape and it looks like a perfect duplicate of the original. Hope the client wasn’t too upset with the dog, they have a habit of helping themselves to things :) I’m interested in how you did the curvature, too.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#14 posted 09-25-2018 01:33 PM

So beautiful, love the grain pattern, gratz on the daily 3

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 09-25-2018 01:35 PM

beautifl recreation – the lid is dynamite !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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