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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN

    shoe shine box

    I have a friend that's a former student / player that owns a barbershop. He contacted me last week and wanted to know if I'd make him a shoe shine box for his supplies. He sent me a picture of one similar to this one. I added his name and the name of his business. He said he wanted a medium color. The box is oak and the dividers are cherry. I used dye and several coats of spray acrylic for the finish. I left the cherry natural.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Very nice. Way better than the cardboard box I use! But then again, I haven't had to wear a shoe with polish in many years.....
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  3. #3
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Great looking box John!

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  4. #4
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    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Beautiful box, John! Brings back memories of the old gentleman that had a shoe shine chair set up near the weapons controller school at Tyndall AFB in Florida back in the mid sixties. For a buck he would make those leather shoes glisten. There was bunches of us at that school. I always figured he did pretty darn well for himself.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very neat, John.

    My dad had a shoe shine box with a foot rest on it, and I shined a lot of boots and shoes with it and its contents as I was growing up. By the time he passed away, the box was pretty much worn out, so my sisters and I decided not to keep it. We have a lot of other things we've kept to remember him (and my mom) by.
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  6. #6
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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Cool box John i think he is going to love it. Well done.

  7. #7
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    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Excellent work, John!
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Very nice, I made a similar one in shop class in 6th grade a loooooong time ago,mine wasn't as nice and was made of pine. I did shape the top handle so it was easier to pick up.Mine did not have a fancy smancy name on it either.
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