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Project by patron posted 06-12-2012 03:23 PM 5055 views 11 times favorited 66 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my good friend kelly and LJ buddy –

asked me to make a box for some friends of her’s
that are getting married

kelly gave me carte blanche on the design and size
(smart lady)

this is the result of that request

i have some really dense black walnut and used it with rock maple
and padouk and yellowheart accents
11 3/4” l x 7 1/4” w x 5 1/4” h

well things were moving along pretty well
until my 13” machine sander quit
(my main tool for these random works)
so it took longer than expected
(and allot of old style sanding)

thank you very much for thinking of me in this
i hope i have done what you wanted

and your friends have a great wedding
and will always remember you
thru your kind heart
and this work

i need to get to the PO and mail it now

and thanks for looking

edit : here is the build tutorial blog

-- 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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#1 posted 06-12-2012 03:28 PM

She’s a beauty David. I really like the design or motif, as it were. It will make a wonderful wedding gift.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 06-12-2012 03:32 PM

thanks lenny

i’ll do a blog /build
when i get back

-- 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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#3 posted 06-12-2012 03:32 PM

Kelly will love this box, David, and the ones who are getting married will cherish it always. It is absolutely beautiful and is very special. Your craftsmanship shines through in every detail. The, design, wood selection, craftsmanship, and finish are all very special and striking.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 03:33 PM

You’ve done well David.
This is a stunner and I’m sure Kelly’s friend will be thrilled.
The circles of friends we have all developed here are such a resource in so many ways.

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

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 03:43 PM

What a lovely box David, great design and choice of wood, that’s a winner for sure. It is a great wedding gift box.
Yes Kelly is one of the nicest and smartest ladies who have graced this site. Her rustic projects are truly rustic and well thought out, pity we don’t see much of them anymore, but we love the puppies too.
I’m sure Kelly will love this box and is likely to be exactly what she had in mind without telling 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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#6 posted 06-12-2012 03:55 PM

What a beautiful wedding present! She’ll be really pleased. Nice work, David.


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#7 posted 06-12-2012 03:56 PM

Wow! David you “rock” again as the kids would say. Larry

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#8 posted 06-12-2012 03:59 PM

It’s a beautiful box David. So many pretty colors. I’m sure it will be treasured for years to come. You’re a smart man taking the photo in the early morning light. And give Kelly a hello from me, I don’t see much of her on here lately.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#9 posted 06-12-2012 04:03 PM

thanks all

well i almost made it out the door
i did turn the computer off

then realized i didn’t have kelly’s address

so now take two lol

-- 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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#10 posted 06-12-2012 04:07 PM

Very nice David – the accents are superb – thanks.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 06-12-2012 04:11 PM

I had one of those ‘I know who made that’ moments before I read your name against it. Very nice, David and its definitely got your touch about it.

I dread to think what would happen if my drum sander stopped working. I’d have to make another one, I suppose.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 06-12-2012 04:12 PM

Good luck on making it to the post office David. What a gorgeous box and wonderful gift. I will be looking forward to the blog to see how you pulled it off. I think I have it figured out, it will be interesting to see how you went about it.

Another great box,

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#13 posted 06-12-2012 04:21 PM

Kelly told me about this over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to see it! Everything you do is top rate, David. You are quite the craftsman. I am sure she will love it, as will the lucky recipients. Great job!


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

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#14 posted 06-12-2012 04:23 PM

Great looking box … love that pattern.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#15 posted 06-12-2012 04:24 PM


Another Super COOL box!

You really know how to do it!

They will LOVE it… I’m sure!

Thank you for posting!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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