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Project by Gary posted 05-10-2011 07:23 AM 1942 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of boxes. One is Babinga and Birdseye, the other is Cedar and Maple. Got the plan from a current magazine…think it’s shop notes…?? Lids are not attached yet. Had to order the hinges The last picture has the lid just leaning against the box.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#1 posted 05-10-2011 07:39 AM

nice clean work gary

the finish looks real good too

the design
looks slightly oriental
with the canted sides
and the pagoda style top

well done

-- 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 05-10-2011 08:01 AM

Thanks David. Wish the pictures were better. Cell phone aren’t really good cameras

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 05-10-2011 12:26 PM

I REALLY REALLY like the look of your boxes!!!!!!

-- Retired and lovin it

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#4 posted 05-10-2011 01:54 PM

Now those are some handsome looking boxes Gary. Well done bud!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 05-10-2011 03:03 PM

Good job Gary-nice style. The inlay on the top looks like marble-really pretty grain.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 05-10-2011 04:15 PM

Gary, these are great boxes. I know the photos don’t do them hustice.

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

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#7 posted 05-10-2011 04:18 PM

I just looked at the magazine. It’s Woodsmith.
Americancanuck…thanks Glad you like them
Dan, thanks.. BTW, I’ve got some info for you for getting wood almost free…
Skylark53..thanks. Wish you could see them in person.
I’m doing one now with Walnut and quartersawn sycamore

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 05-10-2011 04:19 PM

Thanks Charlie.. BTW, are you bracing for all the water headed your way?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 05-10-2011 04:21 PM

Gary, these are very nice boxes. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 05-10-2011 04:42 PM

Beautiful boxes Gary, I love the birds eye and the way you framed it.
The beveled sides are nice also.

Keep the boxes coming, thanks for sharing….......

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 05-10-2011 04:59 PM

hey your back in the saddle again…love these did a wonderful job , i like the looks of them…are they going to stay within the family or going somewhere else…glad to see your making dust…take care ..grizzman

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

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#12 posted 05-10-2011 05:07 PM

Wow! Nice! Time for a Memorex moment….Is it from the mag, or is it from Gary’s shop??? You dun good my friend. I was admiring this box in Woodsmiith myself. I want try this one too. Thanks for the encouragement. Your wood choices really compliment each other too.

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#13 posted 05-10-2011 07:01 PM

Nice work for sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 05-10-2011 07:15 PM

Great boxes….you got the wood choices perfect. I didn’t see these in the magazine….might not have it yet….but will look for them now. I like making the small boxes – they make great practice projects (not to mention the benefit of having a nice box to use when completed). Deciding on the right hinges is a real pain to me…there are so many….typically I just install what I have on hand…..but I am sure there are different ones for different applications (seems like alot of bother when I am practicing my joinery…not my ability to select the perfect hinge)...All I know for sure is hinges cost as much or more than the rest of the materials.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#15 posted 05-10-2011 10:43 PM

I saw that plan in the magazine and put it on my build list. You’ve done a nice job with it! Thanks for posting!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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