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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 04-13-2020 12:00 PM 783 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one took a while to complete, not because it was all that difficult or anything, but because I was doped up real good on cough medicine for a week or better while beating down the flu. And we all know, dope and fast spinning blades are not a good combo.

Woods used:
Box front and back: framire
Box sides: apple
Box top panel: gonzalo alves
Details: european walnut
Dimensions: 30cm X 11cm
Finish: Linseed oil/beeswax
Lined with: goatskin suede

I thought it might be a nice touch to glue in a strip of edge-grain between the face-grain bookmatch top panel; and it looked fairly good before glue-up; but as can be seen in the photos, the difference sort of got lost and isnt so noticeable. End-grain was what I wanted to do, but I didnt have a piece long enough to do that.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 04-13-2020 12:32 PM

Sorry to hear about your health incident – however your recovery produced yet another stellar creation. I really like the colors of the apple ends and extending the sides beyond the ‘box’ is really neat.
Would you please explain the “brass” pin ? it appears to have several pieces in it

btw – got mail ?

-- 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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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#2 posted 04-13-2020 01:15 PM

Thanks, Dick. Yeah those pins are used for knife scales, to secure. I think they are called lanyard pins, or mosaic pins. You can get them in all sorts of varieties and diameters, and lengths, which you cut down to the length you need. If you search for companies that supply knife-makers, they will stock these pins.

btw- dont know. Post office has been closed. Will check after the holiday.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 04-13-2020 01:38 PM

This one has a nice different touch to it Brian. Nice selection of wood to complicate each other and a great choice for the hinge.

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

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 04-13-2020 02:32 PM

Initially the earth colors and design reminds me of southwestern “vigas” with those peripheral accents.
Another cool design, the details run the full scale right down to the mosaic pins. I could see leaving the center section to open and having a place for letters or a phone on the ends, but that’s just because I have so much crap collecting everywhere 8^)

Glad you are back to it Brian!

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 04-13-2020 03:14 PM

Another interesting box Brian. I like the mix of woods used, and the pins are a nice detail.

Glad to hear you are on the rebound. Any kind of illness right now probably was worrisome.

-- Think safe, be safe

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hairy

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#6 posted 04-13-2020 04:43 PM

Sweet!

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#7 posted 04-13-2020 05:27 PM

Look at you go Brian! Interesting box construction – love the pins and tiny hinges!

Glad to hear you are feeling better! Gotta keep making sawdust!!!!

Mike

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

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#8 posted 04-14-2020 12:11 AM

Sorry to hear about your virus and happy to hear of your recovery.

-- James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 04-14-2020 12:56 AM

Real nice combination of woods and great design.

-- AJ

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#10 posted 04-14-2020 02:13 AM

Glad you’re feeling better, Brian. Nice box!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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SteveAltman

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#11 posted 04-14-2020 04:10 AM

Glad you’re fine. That box is fine, too!

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#12 posted 04-14-2020 09:31 AM

Thank you kindly to:

Dick
Dave DD
Splinty
SteveN
Hairy
Mike
James
AJ
Dave P
Steve A

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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Peteybadboy

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#13 posted 04-14-2020 10:56 AM

Brian, That is a work of art.

-- Petey

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#14 posted 04-14-2020 02:09 PM

Thanks, Petey!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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MrWolfe

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#15 posted 04-14-2020 04:50 PM

Love that profile Brian, great choice of woods too.
The intricate framing for the lid is great also!
Glad you are feeling better.
Jon

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