Pinwheel box.....Honey Locust and Walnut

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Project by jbschutz posted 10-01-2014 04:36 PM 1032 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have reclaimed my shop/garage….....first new project in a while. This is my first time with Honey Locust wood. It was donated by a friend. Honey locust works and finishes well, and I thought the walnut trim would set off the natural gold color. The box is approx. 6×6 inches, with a 10 degree taper on the sides. The lid is a glue-up of 9 components, plus the knob. The top contours give it an Asian flare….sort of a pagoda feel. The underside of the lid is rabbeted 1/8+ inch to fit the box interior. The tray is made from the same woods and lined with leather, as is the bottom of the box. Everything is finished with satin poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 10-01-2014 04:38 PM

Very attractive and nicely done! Congratulations on reclaiming your shop.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 10-01-2014 04:52 PM

HI John,
Cute little box. Nicely done. I like the way you created interest in the lid design. The tray works well here. Perhaps I should consider honey locust for a box. It grows all over my property. Nasty thorns when it’s small. LOL Box is nice.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 10-01-2014 05:33 PM

Hi John
I think it was about time you made another item LOL
I certainly like this box and just love how you did the lid it is very attractive and precise and would love to know how you shaped it .
I have never worked with honey locust are seen any around here ,sure is a pretty wood .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 10-02-2014 01:42 AM

John, I like this box. It shows genuine craftsmanship and attention to detail. I especially like your use of angles for effect. I have been using honey locust and have been wondering about the change in color over time. Any information on that?

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 10-02-2014 02:09 AM

Hello John, another real beauty. Lot’s of little details to figure out for sure…...nice work!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#6 posted 10-02-2014 03:02 AM

Al, this is my first time with the honey locust…....I don’t know if I will have it long enough to see how the color changes over time. I sort of expect it to darken some.

-- jbschutz

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#7 posted 10-05-2014 12:10 AM

This is very nice. The Walnut & Honey Locust go gr8 together. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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