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Project by Nick424 posted 01-26-2022 10:41 PM 1166 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had made a pencil box a while back, and my wife seemed to like it. I thought I would try something a little more challenging to give her this time.
Made of Koa with General Finish Satin oil base finish. About 10 inches long 3 1/2 wide and 4 inches tall.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 01-27-2022 12:02 AM

Very nice Nick – I really like the grain pattern flow. Now for a box of pencils and an electric sharpener

-- 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 01-27-2022 12:15 AM

Oh she won’t be keeping pencils in this one, she said it would get all marked up, and she doesn’t want that. I think rings, earrings, and bracelets.

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#3 posted 01-27-2022 12:28 AM

Neat concept 424.. I like… a pleasant deviation from the “pretty profiled” boxes normally posted.

When I saw photo #1 (and the title),

I thought of a cordless iron in the form of a brick, warmed in the oven.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Nick424

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#4 posted 01-27-2022 01:58 AM



Neat concept 424.. I like… a pleasant deviation from the “pretty profiled” boxes normally posted.

When I saw photo #1 (and the title),

I thought of a cordless iron in the form of a brick, warmed in the oven.

- LittleBlackDuck


Thanks LBD. This for me was a little more difficult than my usual boxes. Keeping the grain aligned on the front and back, and the gap tight, took some time and thought.

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#5 posted 01-27-2022 02:28 AM

Very neat design. The grain gives an added WOW factor.

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#6 posted 01-27-2022 02:29 AM

Beautiful wood, lovely box.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 01-27-2022 02:44 AM



Very neat design. The grain gives an added WOW factor.

- BB1

Thanks BB


Beautiful wood, lovely box.

- Vicki


Thanks Vicki.
I wish I could have gotten some pictures in the sun, Koa just seems to “shimmer” in the sunlight.

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#8 posted 01-27-2022 03:03 AM

First, it’s beautiful, really nice work on the grain. That’s tight.
Second, it’s an interesting design, unique as I know.
Third, great craftsmanship, top notch!
Fourth, you probably knocked her socks off, as it were…lol…
Cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 01-27-2022 03:03 AM


... This for me was a little more difficult than my usual boxes. Keeping the grain aligned on the front and back, and the gap tight, took some time and thought.
- Nick424

Still, you did a great job…the grain alignment was neat… it’s that even flow that formulated a “single brick” concept in my befuddled brain.

Oh she won t be keeping pencils in this one…
- Nick424
....

Fourth, you probably knocked her socks off, as it were…lol…
- mtnwild


Yup, no pencils.. sox!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 01-27-2022 03:47 AM

I agree with everyone. Truly an outstanding design and execution.

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#11 posted 01-27-2022 09:52 AM

Very cool Nick. The design is fantastic. Work is excellent.

-- Petey

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#12 posted 01-27-2022 11:01 AM

Whoa Koa! I also like the interlocking design aspect.

-- WWBBJ: the first to compare a woman´s cheek to a rose was a poet. The second, an idiot. Dali

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#13 posted 01-27-2022 02:13 PM

This is beautiful. Such is a design is well deserving of the complements. In the mindset of the classical music and composers, emulation is the highest form of praise, and I hope to to just that.

Mikey-

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#14 posted 01-27-2022 05:49 PM

Very nice Box, Love Koa! I have heard that some wife’s like something different once in awhile?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Nick424

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#15 posted 01-27-2022 08:58 PM

Thank you Bob, Petey and Brian, I was happy with the way it turned out. For a while I thought it might be scrap.


This is beautiful. Such is a design is well deserving of the complements. In the mindset of the classical music and composers, emulation is the highest form of praise, and I hope to to just that.

Mikey-

- MikeyBoyAz

I hope to see the results. My biggest challenge was getting the inner and outer grooves the right size and the correct spacing. When it was finished I put a very small drop of CA glue right near the end of the groove and sanded it down so the last 1/2 inch is snug. That holds everything closed no matter how it is turned or carried.


Very nice Box, Love Koa! I have heard that some wife s like something different once in awhile?

- Andre

I will say that she has a diversified interest. She also has a variety of boxes.

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