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Project by Aj2 posted 07-04-2013 09:37 PM 2521 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a box I made sometime ago just found the pics on my wife’s computer.Nature did most of the work for me.The color and figure was completely natural.The finish is shellac.Aj

-- Aj





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Boxguy

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#1 posted 07-04-2013 10:08 PM

Aj, I like this project. The hardware is first class as is the work. Nature did make a beautiful piece of wood, but you managed to put it at its best advantage. I like the surprise of seeing the most beautiful part of the top on the inside of the lid.

Usually I put the sap or light wood at the bottom of my boxes, but I see the top and the side colors blend well with your version, and there is that surprise factor.

Welcome to Lumberland. You might consider editing your post to include approximate dimensions. It helps readers get a better grasp of what is pictured.

This is a wonderful starting post and great work. Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Gary

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#2 posted 07-04-2013 11:15 PM

Nice box. That is some really unusual wood. I like that a lot

You probably shouldn’t pay much attention to Big Al. He’s a real beginner. Go to his home page and look at his projects

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 07-05-2013 12:34 AM

Very very nice box…Nature did do a great job in figuring the wood and so did you in making a beautiful box…well done and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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shipwright

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#4 posted 07-05-2013 01:11 AM

Welcome to LJ’s AJ.
That is a lovely box but then mother nature has always done the most beautiful landscapes.
You’ve showcased them well.

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

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 07-05-2013 02:29 AM

beautiful box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 07-05-2013 03:53 AM

Very beautiful

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 07-05-2013 04:54 AM

Great looking box, color and grain are beautiful. What kind of wood was it ?

-- Tom D

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tomd

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#8 posted 07-05-2013 12:22 PM

Sorry I guess I didn’t read the title good enough.

-- Tom D

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Jerry

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#9 posted 05-04-2015 05:45 AM

I love the way you left the joints proud, that takes courage. The hardware installation is perfect. That is really hard to do.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#10 posted 03-22-2017 12:39 PM

Great looking box!

-- Dale

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#11 posted 04-07-2017 08:23 PM

Nice looking box Aj2. What species wood?

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Andreas01

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#12 posted 08-14-2017 08:08 PM

Very nice box and joints!

Andreas

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 08-16-2017 02:35 PM

This is a very nice box with a lot of great character.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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WayneC

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#14 posted 08-16-2017 03:37 PM

Lovely box.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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