Canary wood with leftover tumbling block

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Project by Jay Nolet posted 09-23-2013 12:45 AM 1729 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If I ever think about selling boxes as a paying hobby, I will think back to this box and it will stop me dead in my tracks. In the past, I have been able to scrap up wood from here and there so that I don’t have too much money into each box. BUT, On this box I purchased the wood from one of them wood stores and even bought a nice pair of hinges. No one in their right mind would pay for this box (7”X 4”X 3”) what I have into it. Don’t get me wrong, I love this little box and if I had to do it all over again, I would. It has a maple, walnut and mahogany leftover beveled tumbling block for your added pleasure on top. Walnut splines and knob. Thanks for the look

Jay Nolet

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#1 posted 09-23-2013 01:54 AM

This is a fine looking box. Like the block on the lid and the wood is beautiful! Nice job.

I’ll tell ya, you pay the shipping and I’d give….....shoot….I’d give 25.00 for it! LOL

Your answer should be….”I might let you lift the lid up for 25.00!”

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#2 posted 09-23-2013 12:52 PM

Really nicely done. I have some canary wood sitting in my shop waiting to be made into a box. I really like the top.

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#3 posted 09-23-2013 04:16 PM

Nice little box. Making boxes for profit can be a rough trail, I think. Which is why I make no effort to sell them, I guess. To have someone seriously offer me $300 for a box that included that much in materials… plus the 150 hours labor, would make me feel genuinely ill for days. So, I continue to make ‘em for fun. To heck with the cost. LOL A single box can keep me out of worse mischief for a couple of months..

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

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#4 posted 09-23-2013 06:01 PM

Great looking little box Jay…nicely done.
I am not much of a busyness man, if I make something and someone wants to buy it and all I get is the cost of materials and maybe a little extra. I am happy because I had the enjoyment of making it and the pleasure that some one else liked it enough to want to buy it and I get back enough money to make another project and I am not out of pocket to do so. Of course that attitude may change when my new lathe gets here and I have to part with a large amount of money to pay for it….LOL

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

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#5 posted 11-09-2015 06:29 AM

what about just 10 dollars just to touch it! haha
pretty nice looking box.
you are bookmarked now! dont say a word!
thanks for sharing!

we anticipate the last picture. and its gonna be the other side of picture #3!

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