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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 07-24-2014 02:17 PM 2118 views 5 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess I could call this a commissioned piece, since it was requested by an acquaintance who was quite willing to pay for it. But because he’s the kind of person who does a lot to help others, and because I had all the materials already laying around the shop anyway, I told him I wouldn’t take his money. (The padauk itself came from a pile that was a gift to me from my friend Gary, a fellow woodworker and longtime LJ lurker.)

As stated in the title, the materials are padauk and maple. The finish is simply Danish oil and a coat of wax. I find padauk looks best with a minimum of fuss. The hardware, I know, is a bit clunky, but this will be a “working” box. It’s heavy empty, and will be even heavier when full. Also, he requested the hasp, which is what led me to use dual suitcase catches to balance things out.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"





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longgone

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 02:43 PM

That really came out great Charlie. The Padauk and maple is always a great combination of woods.
Your friend will definitely appreciate this coin case

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John Gray

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 03:04 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for posting.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 03:42 PM

there is nothing like having a beautiful box for something you use a lot of for a passion as in coin collection, i think you made wise choices with the hardware and the wood itself is really beautiful…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 05:53 PM

Realy beautiful box! Those two woods and their colours are realy good match. Of course I’m sure it will serve well to new owner.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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timbertailor

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 06:05 PM

Great wood combination. I like the low impact finish too!

Your friend will really appreciate your fine work.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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SPalm

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 06:06 PM

Wow, you did a really nice job on this one Charlie.
Good lumber choices too.

And you photographed it underwater too. That is really something.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 07-24-2014 06:08 PM

This box shows well. The hardware all seems to be a natural fit. I really like this.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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JL7

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#8 posted 07-24-2014 06:30 PM

Really great Charlie….nice choice of material..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 06:45 PM

I threw it in the pool, Steve. :-)

Thanks, guys!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Northwest29

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#10 posted 07-24-2014 10:52 PM

Excellent craftsmanship! Very nice contrast of woods.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#11 posted 07-24-2014 11:00 PM

Very nicely done. I love the edge profile on the top and the side handles.
I don’t think the hardware makes it look clunky at all; it gives it a treasure chest vibe. Fittingly so, considering what’s going in it. :-)

Would you mind sharing the dimensions? The proportions look near perfect.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 07-24-2014 11:53 PM

Thanks!

Dimensions are 12.5” wide x 7.5” deep x 5.5” high.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Woodwrecker

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#13 posted 07-25-2014 02:01 AM

Beautiful piece Charlie.
Your attention to detail always stands out.
Nice work.

-- Eric, central Florida

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kiefer

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#14 posted 07-25-2014 02:33 AM

An impressive case very well made and will be a asset for the owner as it will make a impession beforit is opened .
Well done i am impressed .

-- Kiefer 松

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 07-25-2014 11:41 AM

This wood combination is just gorgeous. Your woodworking and finishing skills are obvious in this box. The photography is excellent as well. You are multi-talented!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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