There's a crack in my box!

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Project by Pdub posted 11-21-2012 08:27 PM 3520 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve wanted to make one of these for quite awhile and decided to make it for my show last weekend. I made a mini one as practice but this one turned out much nicer. Instead of cutting through the entire box for the drawers, I cut the crack first. I then cut off the front and back, cut the drawers from the center section. Traced the drawer openings onto the inside of the front and cut the drawer fronts on my scroll saw. That cleaned up the front and didn’t have the cut line showing. The wood is walnut and maple center. The front and back are lyptus with walnut handles. I didn’t even get it set out and one of the ladies from my craft show group bought it. Size is about 14” tall, 6” wide and 4” thick. Thanks for looking!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 08:40 PM

Uniquely done. Very beautiful.

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 08:42 PM

love it

-- Joel

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#3 posted 11-21-2012 08:56 PM

I like it, I might have to make one of these when I get time.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 09:40 PM

Incomparable and Luminous kind of work! The crack design looks great, good remembering!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 11-22-2012 01:47 AM

I’ve seen several of these and yours is especially nice. Never worked with Lyptus but it looks nice on this piece.

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

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#6 posted 11-22-2012 03:01 AM

I’m going to make one of these …when I develop mad-skills (in about 20 yrs) !

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 03:09 AM

I assume you’re making another one now :-)

Good job. Always makes you feel better when it sells quickly.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 11-22-2012 04:04 AM

@ Monte One of the other members ordered one for his wife so I will be making another one soon. I will also make more for my show next year.

Thanks to all for the nice comments.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#9 posted 11-22-2012 04:59 AM

great looking box

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#10 posted 11-22-2012 01:13 PM

awesome box.very unique.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 11-23-2012 03:19 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 11-24-2012 04:45 PM

Very unique but cool looking. Great idea and nice job.

-- Ben from IL

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