Maple/Cherry Box

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Project by jinkyjock posted 10-05-2014 04:17 PM 1565 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys,
this box was made to hold a container for a relative’s ashes.
Dimensions are 270×220x265mm deep.
It was made from as single board of Maple which I cut into 3 pieces for side and 2 for top,
matching up the figure/grain direction in a wrap-around.
The inserts and base/foot assembly are Cherry.
The bottom is Spalted Beech.

I shaped the top with a hand-plane and finished with my ROS.
The hinges are traditional brass with brass screws,
checked out the notch with chisels.

I finished with 3-4 coats of poly varnish.
Might consider another couple of coats as the plan is to inter the ashes.

While I was waiting for varnish to dry,
made up a pair of sleds for cutting small stock.
One each at 90 & 45 degrees.

Need to get some hardware to make up some proper stops, and then plan to try some small boxes from a box of Oak flooring I was given.
Thank you for looking, and any comments/suggestions are welcome.
P.S. shout to geekwooodworker for sled plans.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#1 posted 10-05-2014 07:13 PM

Very nicely crafted for a very solemn occasion.

-- 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 10-05-2014 07:34 PM

Thank you John.
We may have a wee dram after…....just to say farewell you understand.

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#3 posted 10-05-2014 10:02 PM

I agree with John. Sorry for your loss.

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

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#4 posted 10-05-2014 10:36 PM

Thank you Roger.

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 09:25 PM

Its’s good to see your work! Lovely design and wood.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 10-06-2014 11:17 PM

Thank you Surfside.
Your positive input is much appreciated.

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