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Project by grizzman posted 02-01-2012 09:17 PM 2301 views 3 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a box that i have done and ive tried to incorporate some of the new things ive learned about boxes and box making, thanks to the help of roger bean, ive got a long way to go, but i think i was successful with some things, so having said that this box is made of antique southern yellow heart pine and walnut and some padauk and a tiny bit of maple, the top is made with walnut, the center panel is 1/4 thick and glued to a panel of pine that you see when you open the box, i also did a shadow line of black epoxy around the center panel of walnut. the box itself is made of the heart pine and joined by datto’s. the hinges are on the side and pinned to the box with a thin brass rod, i finished the box with BLO and some tung oil, i tried something different, i took some 000 STEEL WOOL and put it on my sander and ran it over and over the top with the BLO AND TUNG OIL, and it made the top so nice and smooth, and cleaned up some of the small scratches, the bottom of the box is covered with black velvet, i attached the velvet to some picture frame matting, i used a spray adhesive and im pretty happy with how it all turned out..thanks for looking and giving your comments. SIDE NOTE TO SELF- this box was made for darrin.

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

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 09:24 PM

Gorgeous Grizz!!

Love that top and the hinge system!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 09:42 PM

Nice job Grizz, Im love that satin smooth finish & your treatment of the top. : ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 09:49 PM

Wonderful box Grizz. I like your wooden hinges too and all the other details as well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave Haynes

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#4 posted 02-01-2012 09:58 PM

Cool looking box Grizzman! I especially like the walnut top…’s just first class putting it mildly. Way to go!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 10:28 PM

Very nice looking box. I really like the hinge.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#6 posted 02-01-2012 10:39 PM

Very cool box Bob,super job. Great wood and figure too.


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 10:58 PM

It is just beautiful! The wood figure is outstanding and the design is wonderful. The finish looks really nice, too. It is always good to find new and better ways to do things. It looks great!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 11:24 PM

Great looking box, super wood and design.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 02-01-2012 11:30 PM

Another fine box with the Grizzman southern yellow pine signature!
LOVE the knot on the top.

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

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#10 posted 02-02-2012 12:01 AM

Love the overall look of the box. The details really bring it to life! I plan on copying the hinges. They have clean lines while still being hand made. With a couple of notches in the back panel they could even be moved to the inside. Great work!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#11 posted 02-02-2012 12:46 AM

Nice one. I particularly like the subtle contrast of the two different figured pieces of walnut. The pine on the inside of the lid provides a nice surprise, and the velvet softens the inside. The hinges work really well with the indented sides. Keeping all four sides in the same cherry adds to the understated statement. Repeating the walnut on the bottom trim pulls it together. Well done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 02-02-2012 01:06 AM

You are a box making genius. I was going to say fool, but, you aren’t no fool.

Great box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#13 posted 02-02-2012 01:18 AM

That is a nice looking box Grizzman. I like the top panel, and your hinge.

-- Mel,

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#14 posted 02-02-2012 02:06 AM

Beautiful box!

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#15 posted 02-02-2012 02:06 AM

Thanks for sharing your new creation. I see a few design elements that I might try. the hinge detail is one for sure.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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