Cocobolo Box

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I have a lot of enjoyment building boxes and especially like the fact that they can be built using a minimal amount of wood. This is a Cocobolo box I recently completed. It was shaped with my grinder and a whole lot of hand sanding.
- Greg Little; Prairieville, LA

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Cocobolo Box

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Whaddja Give? Whaddja Get?

I’m finally coming around from the self-induced food coma of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The wrapping paper is waiting in a big bag for the next run to the recycling center and, for the most part, the gifts are put away.

It sure comes and goes quickly, doesn’t it?

But, during this little lull between Christmas and New Years, and before these big holidays are entirely behind us, I want to put the brakes on for a minute. Seems like a perfect opportunity for us to reflect on the cool things we made and gave away as gifts. Or, maybe someone left you something particularly shiny and sharp under the tree this year. A new handplane or dado set, perhaps? Maybe some great new gizmo from your favorite woodworking supplier—or just as nice, a gift certificate to said supplier?!

So, tell us, whaddja give? whaddja get?

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