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    2011 Swap Box display thread

    Alright folks, here is the tread where you post your box when you receive it. So hopefully buy the end of the week this should start filling up with pics and comments. I am so looking forward to see what each and every one has come up with, this will be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Alright folks, here is the tread where you post your box when you receive it. So hopefully buy the end of the week this should start filling up with pics and comments. I am so looking forward to see what each and every one has come up with, this will be great
    I mentioned sometime ago that my box will not be ready by the end of March; due to the fact that I want to lacquer spray finish it which I can't do in the house at this time of year. As well it is still below the 50F recommended temp. for spraying lacquer in the garage.

    So you will have to wait till it warms up somewhat. Least anyone doubt that my box is completed, all but the spraying, here's a teaser. Best I can do for now, and hope you like it when you receive it!
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    Received mine from Steve Bellinger today.
    I'm truly kinda choked up and speechless at the moment.
    Full report and pics tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Received mine from Steve Bellinger today.
    I'm truly kinda choked up and speechless at the moment.
    Full report and pics tomorrow.
    Looking forward to your report Frank, and obviously great job Steve

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    Great Job Steve .....Frank Speechless who new.............
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    Well Frank i hope ya are choked up in a good way. It was my pleasure.
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    Bob Gibsons Swap Box!

    Wow!

    Lookit what I found in the post office box today!!!!

    A beautifully executed small box made out of cherry and Mahogany!

    But what? The note says it's a "Plane" box Was it a misspelling? The box sure doesn't look "Plain" at all to me. The grain flows nicely round the sides and the joints fit nice and tight. Doing stuff in this size demands a lot of attention to detail!

    So I open the box, and there it is! A beautiful little figured maple plane with cherry accent strips built in!

    The plane is very cool, the blade is made from an old chisel and has a custom modified Brass thumbwheel!

    I can't tell you guys how cool this is, both the box and the plane!!!

    Thanks so much Bob, I will put these on a special display in my shop, once I finish organizing it!









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    I got home from work today and found this:

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    I'll have to get it opened up . . . .

    Wow, take a look at this. Tom could not have picked a better box type for me. I have been meaning to try a bandsaw box and here's some major inspiration. This is going in the living room. I even have some other arched and laminated buddies for him to hang out with.

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    What a great signature idea. How'd he do that?

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    And a note enclosed telling some of the tale.

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    Thanks so much Tom and a big thanks to everybody involved; swappers and watchers.
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    Bob that looks really sharp. (pun intended) it's great to see these starting to roll in.

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    Does this mean I should open the box I got the in mail today?
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