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Project by recycle1943 posted 07-08-2019 01:50 PM 975 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A short while back I had a communication with robscastle and several on here was following because it was wide open to anybody that wanted to see.
Because of that conversation I told Rob I would send him one of my bowls as a swap for something he made. His response was that his work wasn’t the same quality as my bowls. Well, today I made it to the Post Office to pick up the swap item that he allowed me to select from his inventory and I have to say that I am duly impressed with my selection and his craftsmanship.
Pictured above is the small box that I chose and the way it appears to be made just knocked me off balance. It looks like a thick slab of wood (wish I knew the species) that was sliced to make a lid and what material that wasn’t wanted was cut away. TOTALLY different from what I do so it was refreshing to see this. As well the feet are part of the slab with stock cut away to identify the feet.
And the front hardware latch is just a perfect match for the character of the box

Thank You Rob, you made my day.

will you post the wood species for me and the rest that may be interested

-- 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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pottz

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#1 posted 07-08-2019 03:08 PM

very nice box,robs a modest man but very talented and skilled at wood working.

-- 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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#2 posted 07-08-2019 03:52 PM



very nice box,robs a modest man but very talented and skilled at wood working.

- pottz

Yes, he certainly downplayed his talents because this box is top notcvh

-- 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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#3 posted 07-08-2019 05:59 PM

That’s a really nice box! Forming it all out of a solid chunk is a nice touch and exceptionally well suited to that particular box and its grain. Good choice Dick and excellent work Rob!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 07-08-2019 06:38 PM



That s a really nice box! Forming it all out of a solid chunk is a nice touch and exceptionally well suited to that particular box and its grain. Good choice Dick and excellent work Rob!

- HokieKen

Ken, That’s my thought exactly. When I look at a slab of wood, I see a slab of wood – Rob looked at it and saw a box and I’m glad he did.

-- 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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#5 posted 07-08-2019 11:17 PM

Dick,

Rob has been holding out on us!
Can you make me a box like that for my sander Rob?

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#6 posted 07-08-2019 11:23 PM

Wow! Nice box from Rob! You’re a lucky guy, Dick!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 07-08-2019 11:27 PM

Or maybe he can make one for your chainsaw Mike.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#8 posted 07-08-2019 11:49 PM

I LOVE IT!!!! Great job to both of you. And Rob, where did you get the hardware?

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 07-09-2019 12:53 AM

Morning Dick,
That is without a doubt he best project that you never did.
I,ll leave Rob to shed more light on the species but I,m pretty sure that’s good old Australian gum tree of some discretion. Very very hard and difficult to work but beautiful.
( I believe Rob helping his son in Sydney lay some concrete block walls. Rob is apparently the brickies labourer and word has it his knees aren’t holding up great.) come in Rob, over.

Kind regards
Anthm

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#10 posted 07-09-2019 12:55 AM



very nice box,robs a modest man but very talented and skilled at wood working.

- pottz

Agreed Pottz,
And a very nice bloke he is.
Quickly becoming number one farm hand too which is great.
Regards
Anthm

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 07-09-2019 01:20 AM



Dick,

Rob has been holding out on us!
Can you make me a box like that for my sander Rob?

- mikeacg

You’re right Mike, I’m lucky he wanted one of my bowls.

-- 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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recycle1943

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#12 posted 07-09-2019 01:21 AM



Wow! Nice box from Rob! You’re a lucky guy, Dick!

- Dave Polaschek


Yes I am Dave

-- 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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recycle1943

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#13 posted 07-09-2019 01:24 AM



Morning Dick,
That is without a doubt he best project that you never did.
I,ll leave Rob to shed more light on the species but I,m pretty sure that’s good old Australian gum tree of some discretion. Very very hard and difficult to work but beautiful.
( I believe Rob helping his son in Sydney lay some concrete block walls. Rob is apparently the brickies labourer and word has it his knees aren’t holding up great.) come in Rob, over.

Kind regards
Anthm

- anthm27

Good morning Anthony – I can hardly wait for Rob to get back to play so he’ll tell me about the wood

-- 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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#14 posted 07-09-2019 11:32 AM

I just keep looking at this. Amazing work! From a single slab? Wow.

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

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#15 posted 07-09-2019 07:47 PM

you guys know all this praise is just gonna make him harder to live with-lol.

-- 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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