box swap 2023 pottz

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well here is my project and bonus project for the box swap. not really a box guy but i managed to come up with a couple things i thought would be useful. i got gr8thunter aka "tony" as my recipient. my main project was a tea box made from zebra wood, ambrosia maple, padauk,spalted maple and bubinga veneer. top corners of the lid are splined.the emblem on top was engraved with a dremel tool.the lid is held down with rare earth magnets. the finish was a coat of GF oil based  arm r seal satin and 6 coats of semi gloss rattle can  lacquer.
the bonus tissue box is made from bubinga, wenge, maplezebra and birdseye maple veneer with a decorative banding. top is pinned and splined.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Where do you get the time to do that quality work, when you're always here?

Well done!!

You don't always get what you go after,but you do get what you wouldn't have got if you didn't go after what you didn't get. Blaze Foley

Well done, Pottz, on both pieces. The mosaic banding looks really nice. (I still need to try something like that). For not being a box guy, you sure turned out a great project.

Main Street to the Mountains

Awesome work pottz!  The tissue box inlay banding and the tapered legs on the tea box set them both apart from the usual.  Tony got a really nice package on this one!
Just beautiful buddy. My wife was looking at these and fell in love with the tea box. Well done Sir!
Absolutely awesome work Pottz.   Knew you were good but this is beyond all that.     Beautiful.

Ron

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Main Street to the Mountains

Beautiful box and tissue cover.  
hairy-i work while holding a tablet at the same time !
eric-thanks my friend.
kenny-thanks buddy.
jeff-thanks. i had offered to make one for my wife but she said she had no room ?
ron-thank buddy.
scrap-thanks man.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Wow, what an amazing pair of boxes!  I really like the inlay banding and the splined corners on the tissue box.  what cool feet on the tea box as well, and it came with tea? ...hot damn!

~ Mystery by Design ~

You've been sandbagging! 

I was expecting to see some cheap recycled cardboard but deep down I knew you would go with some unsoiled "new" cardboard and real packing tape..


You disappoint buddy, but only for the deception. Both look awesome with all the details and accents! Tea box legs are some fine pieces (former pen blanks?) 
The inlays and exotics make this pair look like they belong in the 1800's. You need to make the matching table post-haste!
Really nicely done pal!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Variety of different woods are so amaizing!

...woodicted

kel-thanks, hey cant give a man a box with no tea can i ? hell even included a box of tissue. it's first class or nothin !
mike-thanks bud.
splint-not at all, i had a real nice cardboard box, even used premium packing tape, but the wife used it so i had to do plan B ! as for a table,sorry this was a box swap period !
ryan-thank you my friend.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Not really a box guy? I find that hard to believe. They are some of the nicest box’s I’ve seen. 

Great work with the dremel tool. It looks like the work was done with a CNC laser. 

Who ever gets them is on the winning side of that swap. 8^}

James McIntyre

Wow, many different wood came together beautifully in two different designs. So many details, too. I don't know, I'll never be a box guy if you aren't.

Great job!

No name noobie here

thanks guys. i used a router base on the dremel. id never call myself a box guy because the guys here that are do incredible work. like brian and shipwright,both amazing stuff. and one of the kings of boxes, dennis zongker !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Pottz, I know you can, and do, make nice stuff.  And anyone who makes chairs has my deepest respect.  That said, you kind of surprised me with your Swap projects - with the amount of detail you packed in there, and the beautiful woods you used - you really knocked it out of the park.  Excellent work.  The veneers are other-worldly.

No Bees. No Honey. Bees Lives Matter

brian thank you very much, truly appreciate the praise my friend. hey chairs are easy, the painting techniques you use are not !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.