Makore Box

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Project by path914 posted 08-02-2014 01:54 AM 1216 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box out of some figured makore with a curly maple lid inset and dovetail splines. I took my first attempt at flocking the interior, which I was pretty satisfied with. The lid pull is a piece of cocobolo with a curly maple cylinder core.

This is my fourth box so comments and critiques welcome as I’m still learning each time :)

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#1 posted 08-02-2014 03:25 AM

Never used makore. Looks great.
So what are its characteristics?

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 08-02-2014 04:03 AM

great looking box! did you use a dovetail bit in the router to make those corner keys?

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#3 posted 08-02-2014 10:04 AM

Your skill is obvious in this beautiful piece… great idea using the maple as color in the lid and the keys… and obvious craftsmanship in the skill with which you brought those detail about.

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#4 posted 08-02-2014 03:05 PM

Details show your creativity, and your execution of those details demonstrate your craftsmanship. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 08-02-2014 05:06 PM

Thanks for the great feedback!

timbertailor – Makore is pretty nice to work with, definitely a solid hardwood, but not quite as tough as Cocobolo (one of my usual woods to work with).

Michaelgurrado – I used a dovetail bit in my router table and a homemade jig to cut the spline joints. I’ll try to find pics of the jig to post as well.

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#6 posted 08-03-2014 07:21 AM

This box looks great, especialy dovetails and top handle.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-03-2014 11:48 AM

I like this box very much.

-- Turnin' and learnin'

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#8 posted 08-03-2014 07:19 PM

It’s certainly a beautiful box. Congratulations.

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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