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Myrtle wood box with ebonized maple breadboard ends

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Project by a1Jim posted 12-20-2014 08:23 PM 2589 views 1 time favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Myrtle wood box is a box I made for my oldest granddaughter.I intended to make this over since I felt it had to many defects ,but since I’ve been a recliner jockey due to an injury to my leg, I’m not able to stand long enough to start over right now. This box was inspired by Gary Rogowski’s Jasmine Jewelry Box but it’s a far from hitting the mark of excellence of Gary’s piece.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture





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#1 posted 12-20-2014 08:53 PM

looks good to me nice design i am
sure your grand daughter will love it
hope your leg gets better soon

branch

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#2 posted 12-20-2014 08:55 PM

Thanks Hugo

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 09:02 PM

Jim,

Gary is a pretty high mark to shoot for. Looks like you did a good job. Next one can be better. I have a shop stool that I rest my butt on. Not thar expensive, Has a padded seat? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-20-2014 09:09 PM

Your right there Tom ,pretty hard to use a table saw from a stool :)

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#5 posted 12-20-2014 09:13 PM

Yep! But it helps when I’m setting up the cut? Or saying, “what the….. did I do now?”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 12-20-2014 09:14 PM

Love it Jim, very nice. What are the accent pieces on the lid, ebony? They sell alot of ebony at the myrtlewood factory I go to at the coast up here…

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#7 posted 12-20-2014 09:21 PM

Well I just love it Jim, it’s a beautiful thing.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 12-20-2014 09:24 PM

Thanks7footer it’s ebonized maple

Thank you Jerry

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 12-20-2014 09:41 PM

your granddaughter will love this for sure, that there sure is some beautiful wood, ive been thinking of using that type of joinery on some boxes ive got to make for my kids…i just might go for it…really nice jim.

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

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#10 posted 12-20-2014 10:19 PM

Thanks Bob ,Yep the Myrtle wood is the best part of it. the big box joints were a little tougher than I thought. I’m sure you can knock them out much quicker that I did.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-20-2014 10:42 PM

Nice build on that box, Jim. That myrtle wood is a beautiful species!!

Hope the legs heals quickly!! Merry Christmas. Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-20-2014 10:47 PM

Thanks Jim, 6 weeks in a recliner is driving me nuts, but I’m getting there a little at a time.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 12-20-2014 11:11 PM

Good box Jim. Myrtle is a wood that I haven’t seen anywhere in Texas. It is really a nice wood. You done good showing it off!!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#14 posted 12-20-2014 11:26 PM

Thanks Duck
Myrtle wood only grows in Oregon.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 12-20-2014 11:39 PM

Jim that is a good looking box. No reason your Granddaughter won’t be thrilled to have it – it will be a Family Heirloom that she will probably treasure the rest of her time. Well done, and heal quick.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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