Walnut Box with Maple "Racing Stripes"

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Project by Jorgearaujo posted 04-23-2014 11:10 PM 2262 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this small Walnut Box. I was playing around with making a nice elegant Walnut box and when I started sketching I kept wanting to add a line or some decorative element to the top, that is how I came up with racing strips. So I cut a rough walnut piece and added the 2 Maple strips, I really liked it so I decided to make it go around the back and front as well. I mitered the corners and had to make sure all the lines lined up that a little bit of a challenge but it all worked out. I even made a lid handle with the stripes and place it in line. I went with antiqued hinges with balls on the sides that I really liked. I lined it with suede and finished it with a lot of coats of lacquer, then I sanded and polished it to a glassy finish. Hope y’all like it.

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#1 posted 04-23-2014 11:36 PM

Like how the stripes continue through the pull…well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 12:17 AM

Very nice box! Walnut is one of my favorite woods, and you’ve done some nice work with it. The stripes really set the box apart!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 01:46 AM

Well done.

-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 02:23 AM

Very nice walnut box. I like the two contrasting stripes…very nice.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 02:47 AM

Another nice box. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 04-24-2014 02:15 PM

Very elegant. Good job.

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#7 posted 04-24-2014 03:04 PM

Excellent work! adding it to my favorites.

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#8 posted 04-24-2014 03:05 PM

This is a great looking box, Jorge. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 04-24-2014 05:40 PM

Very unique! Job well done.

-- John, Illinois,

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