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I do the coved boxes in groups of 10 or more. Helps make some of the steps a little more efficient but the wood determines size so they are all a little different in length-height and width. I also change the top and bottom profiles-the feet and the lid. Great way to showcase those small wild pieces of wood you have tucked away. I love using Walnut Big leaf Maple and cherry- we are so lucky to have these woods in abundant supply. All pieces of BLM are guitar blank rejects. I buy them by the pallet. Pretty cheap wood for what you get.
If you get sick of boxes tell me- I build a lot of them.

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Who could possibly get sick of boxes, and wonderful wood. Cutting boards, perhaps, but not boxes. LOL You have more discipline than I do; I seem incapable of making the same box even twice. Nice work.
Roger

Thanks Roger-but if you ever saw my shop, you would take back the discipline comment!

You did great with the “rejects”.
Do you do the cove on the table saw or shaper? I don’t remember seeing a big bit to accommodate the cove on the router.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Mike,

Those are certainly some stunning wood grains that look even greater with your fine craftsmanship.

L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Never get tired of seeing your boxes, Mike. Happy New Year! Raise a glass to More Wood!

Might As Well Dance : http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

Thanks Barb- May your new year be twice as good as this one. More wood?? anytime you drop in I will have wood!!!

I wish I had the access to the wood that you do. I would have about fifty more guitars if it was available. But you have some fine boxes there, nicely made.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Just unbelievable! You are a great Craftsman in what you do. Where do you find such beautiful wood? I need to build an Urn for my wife to put part of her brother in and that wood would be so beautiful in an Urn shape.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Beautiful!! Mike. I Never get tired of beautiful hardwood boxes. You have a unique design that works. Very attractive.

DWF

Beautiful woods and amazing boxes, great work

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Super boxes and the BLM wood is so beautiful.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

These are SO beautiful! So interesting that you get the guitar drops – “one man’s trash…” What’s the species in the second photo? It’s spectacular! Beautiful craftsmanship.

Amor Vincit Omnia

Those are gorgeous boxes, the grains make the box. Using drops for a guitar shop is wonderful. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

wow all very stunning. wish you were in the box swap were doing. i would have loved you getting me.

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

Those are Gnarly! Whatcha gonna do with them Mike?

Happy Groundhog Day.

James McIntyre

Beautiful grain!

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

sadly looks like he hasn't been around for a few years ?

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

Yeah, that’s the bummer with dredging up these old projects…sometimes no one is around to accept credit for such good work. Oh well, at least we get to benefit from their efforts! I hope they know what a great job they did…

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

Now that you mentioned it Pottz he hasn’t posted in over 7 yrs. He could be in one of the great boxes. 

James McIntyre