Oak & Maple box

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Project by SisQMark posted 05-13-2011 07:47 AM 1600 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest little box. I made this one out of oak & maple with blood wood accents. This is special made for my father in law for fathers day. He is really into John Wayne so I added a picture of him on the lid along with some sawed off 44 mag shells on each side of the pic. The tray is made of maple with an oak bottom & some Plexiglas dividers. I also lined it with some blue felt and finished it with tung oil. In the lid I used a piece of copper shim stock for his name, I put a patina finish on it and removed the stick on letters to reveal his name. I learned this trick from one of stevinmarin’s videos. ( Thanks Steve!) I have one more box to make for fathers day I’ll post that one when it’s finished. I just know he’s going to like this box. Thanks for looking.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#1 posted 05-13-2011 07:57 AM

Yea, your father in law is going to dig it. The box has a nice balance with the accents/personalization, very nice work.

-- David, Michigan

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#2 posted 05-13-2011 01:53 PM

very kool. I really like the shim stock idea. very nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 05-13-2011 02:06 PM

great looking box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 05-13-2011 02:08 PM

Nice box for your Daddy In Law, Cliff.
Bet he’ll love it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 05-13-2011 02:13 PM

Great box! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 02:45 PM

Nice box! Great craftsmanship. I guess you didn’t have any 44 Long Colt shell casings handy. They’re a little harder to come by I’d say!

-- Dennis, WV

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Pat Cavanaugh

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#7 posted 05-13-2011 02:50 PM

I especially like how you incorporated the splines to act as supports for the tray. Very clever.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#8 posted 05-13-2011 05:06 PM

Nice job! He’ll love it!

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

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#9 posted 05-13-2011 07:14 PM

Ditto on the splines. Nice touch. Also like the nameplate. Reminds me of the big buckles rodeo riders wear.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#10 posted 05-14-2011 10:03 PM

Thank you for all the nice comments. This took quite some time to complete, but well worth the effort.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#11 posted 05-15-2011 11:39 PM

Handsome Box, Your Father in Law will Love it, such a kind gesture, great wood combos and fine woodworking on this project, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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