Fire wood box

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Project by Snowbeast posted 05-26-2022 04:36 PM 533 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my old Kindle Fire reader decided to give up the ghost after ONLY 11 years of service, I had to get a new one. This necessitated a new case for it. The cheaply made commercial ones don’t last so I broke down and went with something I know a little bit about. A design resembling a book is most appropriate so here it is.

This is mesquite with hard maple as the ‘paper’ and a leather binding/hinge. That combo worked well with the old one so I figured I might get by with this one.

A ‘box’ this size is a lot of real estate to leave plain so I added a bit of Lichtenberg figuring for decoration.

Comments and critiques welcome, as always. Thanx for looking.

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#1 posted 05-26-2022 04:53 PM

Looks good, have to google the figuring.

-- Ron

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-26-2022 06:12 PM

That’s a beauty…better than you can buy!!!! And you appreciate it more because you made it yourself!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-26-2022 06:24 PM

It looks fantastic.

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#4 posted 05-26-2022 07:53 PM

Beautifully done, the figure on the front looks like a fractural burning. A well done piece which should give you some years of service. And a great idea to make it look like a book, very fitting.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#5 posted 05-26-2022 10:13 PM

Very very nice.

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#6 posted 05-27-2022 11:03 AM

Thanks, guys.

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#7 posted 05-27-2022 01:09 PM

Awesome looking cover.

-- Brian in Texas

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#8 posted 05-27-2022 03:43 PM

That is way too cool. I bought an “imitation book” cover for mine, never thought about a wooden one.

-- Phil, Missouri,

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#9 posted 05-28-2022 02:13 AM

That looks great.

-- Galootish log blog,

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