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My First Bookmatched Panel

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Blog entry by MOJOE posted 983 days ago 913 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I decided to try my hand at making a book matched panel that will fit nicely into a lid for a box project I’ve been thinking about. For my first attempt, I think it turned out fairly well. Now to find time to build the rest!

I would like some suggestions on a wood type for the remainder of the box…..I would prefer something that contrasts only a little bit, but am open to any and all suggestions.
Thanks
Joe

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!



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David Grimes

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#1 posted 983 days ago

walnut and/or maple

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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DS

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#2 posted 983 days ago

Ditto on Walnut

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Karson

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#3 posted 983 days ago

Great looking panel Joe. I would think something darker than the panel to make a frame around it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 983 days ago

Pretty nice looking piece, I agree with David. Maple if you want to go lighter in color, walnut for darker.

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MOJOE

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#5 posted 983 days ago

Thanks guys….kinda leaning towards maple with a danish oil finish. Maybe some keys from the panel cut-offs…..

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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jumbojack

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#6 posted 982 days ago

I chose walnut

With Sapele keys.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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