shoe shine box

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Project by grizzman posted 03-31-2011 12:30 AM 4799 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ive been wanting to make myself a small box to hold my shoe shining polish and brush and cloth, so i made this little box made of walnut and salvaged oak. i also made a piece that is attached to the top where the can of polish sits inside, that way i can get the polish on my cloth without the can moving around, and on the inside i put a piece to separate the space so the cans of polish are separate from the brush and cloth. i made a handle for the box out of red cedar that sit inside some holds made from curly maple and the end of the lid is spalted oak that in set into a datto.the finish on the box is BLO with 2 coats of bri wax. thank you for looking and for your comments…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 12:39 AM

trip down memory lane huh

shoes that need shining
are almost a thing of the past

nice box
and a great mix of woods
as usual

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 12:40 AM

Looks good grizz! I haven’t worn a shoe that requires polish for years!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 12:44 AM

Another winner…I especially like the shoe polish holder on top… very neat…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 12:56 AM

How cool !

Well thought out. Plenty o’details—typical of your work.

And beautifully executed !

I’ll be UPS-ing down a couple pair of my size 11’s. I’d appreciate quick turn-around LOL !

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 01:03 AM

Nice box, Grizz.

I didn’t even know you wore shoes. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 01:15 AM

Lovely trip down memory lane Grizz, nice. BTW, you are not considering a part time job in the Mall, are you?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#7 posted 03-31-2011 01:49 AM

I’ll be sending you all my shoes, Grizz… seems you will be an expert soon!
Nice shoe box. ;-)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 03-31-2011 01:57 AM

Now you don’t see that much anymore. A shoeshine box. Mind if I borrow it to make some change? Nice job Grizz, you ole mud hen!!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 03-31-2011 03:11 AM

Unique ,it’s been a while since I’ve seen a shoe shine box plus that something extra that makes it Grizz worthy


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#10 posted 03-31-2011 03:15 AM

I like that. I especially like the little holder for the shoe polish on the top. Very cool.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#11 posted 03-31-2011 04:41 AM

There is only one thing worse than having a dirty shoe:

Wearing both shoes dirty.

Nice and tidy box Grizz.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#12 posted 03-31-2011 12:52 PM

Wow! I like it.

-- Janice

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#13 posted 03-31-2011 01:11 PM

I think it’s a great idea – especially the holder. Even if it seems everyone has abandoned shoes… Many of us cannot avoid boots if we still expect to go outside in the winter!

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#14 posted 03-31-2011 02:28 PM

thank you ladies and gentlemen for your very nice comments…and yes charlie i had to start wearing shoes when i go to church…funy thing they said something about my toe nail polish not being enough…lol..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 03-31-2011 04:46 PM

That’s really cool, I like it, a very practical box with a distinctive mission, nice craftsmanship and looks great, thanks for sharing
Hey Grizz, With all this box making, When do You have time to polish Your shoes? lols

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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