Marlee needs a box to paint

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Project by James Frederick posted 11-24-2021 09:51 PM 475 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little buddy next door, Marlee (14 years old) asked me if I could make her a box to paint and put her little trinkets in. I really wanted to make a beautiful box out of figured maple, or cherry, but she wanted to paint it specifically. So re sawed some 1×4 pine and here it is.

Not perfect, took about 2 1/2 hours from garage door open to garage door closed. Turned out well, and more importantly Marlee is super excited.

Of course Mr Jim signed it.

-- No matter where you go, there ya are!l

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#1 posted 11-24-2021 11:19 PM

Very nice, always a tough choice when some thing is going to be painted:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 11-24-2021 11:21 PM

Very nice I bet she will love it, good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 11-24-2021 11:33 PM

Great job Jim, putting a smile on a little girls face.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 11-25-2021 02:08 AM

Nice work…paint or no.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 11-25-2021 10:10 AM

sometimes simple is the best thing as is the case with this beautiful box obviously made with love

-- Retired and lovin it

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#6 posted 11-25-2021 01:56 PM

Nice work. I particularly like the handle. Looks a little like an unsliced loaf of bread. Frankly, I like the pine as much as I would some fancy figured woods.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#7 posted 11-25-2021 01:57 PM

This is how heirlooms start. Can you hear the grandchild who one day turns this box over and asks; “Grandma, who is Mr. Jim?”. I can.

One of the best illistrations of why we do what we do.

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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#8 posted 11-26-2021 02:34 AM

Nice job!! Maybe she will share a picture of the final outcome.

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