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Project by hickeymad posted 02-07-2012 06:08 PM 2829 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest box- and this one I’m keeping for myself! I was experimenting with leg forms and came up with this. Quartersawn white oak and black walnut with poplar drawer sides. Everything was sourced from my scrap pile. Hand-cut dovetails on the upper drawer, machine cut everywhere else. Pulls were leftover from cut-outs on the tool-holding shelves from my hanging wall tool cabinet. This was fun to make, though I’m not sure what I’ll use it for!

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 06:59 PM

Great looking box, Ilike the two tone pulls. Neat design.

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

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 07:51 PM

That is a very cool design great job.

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 07:54 PM

Very cool!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 08:09 PM

I like it.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 10:36 PM

Cool and unique.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 12:04 AM

I like it. The legs remind me of the handrails on a sailboat’s cabin-top, but that’s not why I like it. I mostly like it because it’s different and innovative…..............and of course the workmanship is first class.

Good one.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 12:28 AM

That is a really great box. I like the design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 01:54 AM

You have a much better scrap pile than I do! This is some beautiful wood and you did a super job on the design and construction. What are the dimensions? It looks big for a “box”.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 02:31 AM

Very nice work, that top drawer really adds a lot of interest.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 04:13 AM

Thanks everyone – your comments go a long way towards justifying the inordinate amount of time I’ve spent on these things! The box is about 1.5 ft tall – not too big. I might end up keeping it in the shop after adding drawer dividers for keeping small brass screws and hardware in. I was worried during construction about orienting the quarter sawn white oak drawer front grain vertically rather than horizontally, but after finishing it I am glad I did as the grain is continuous that way.

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#11 posted 02-08-2012 09:53 AM

Love your style. Great design, great execution

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#12 posted 02-08-2012 10:42 AM

That is great always fun to look at something so differnet and creative! Great use of wood and they’re colors!

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

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#13 posted 02-08-2012 10:45 AM

Very cool box. Love the unique design! The grain on the black walnut looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#14 posted 02-08-2012 05:52 PM

Very cool, wish I had some walnut that looked like that in my scrap pile!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#15 posted 02-08-2012 07:11 PM

Now that’s a horse of a different color. It’s a nice and unusual cabinet done very well. Congratulations.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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