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Project by boxmaestro posted 06-29-2019 11:26 PM 894 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Commission from a local small business for 6 keep-sake letter sized boxes in six different woods. Matching inlay banding on bevel topped shop-sawn veneer tops. Satisfying job, making one-of-a-king objects at an affordable price for the client.
Cherry, birds-eye maple, walnut, curly soft maple, sapele, and spalted hard maple, with ebony inlay.

-- alladd

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#1 posted 06-30-2019 10:34 AM

they are all good looking boxes BUT the spalted maple is a real eye catcher, nice job

-- 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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#2 posted 06-30-2019 11:41 AM

I like that rounded shape on corners.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-05-2019 05:55 AM

How do you get contacts like that! I would love to have some constant work coming in from local shops for my workmanship. It must feel really great to be commissioned like that!

-- Michael Maloney:

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#4 posted 07-05-2019 11:02 AM

I wish it were constant !

I have a web presence with a portfolio of custom work for people to look at:
and I’ve been at it full time for over 35 years.

But it’s always a struggle keeping a steady flow of dollars coming in, especially since the economic collapse of ‘08…

-- alladd

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#5 posted 07-06-2019 07:23 AM

These look great! Any tips on how to glue the miters without any gaps?

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