Christmas Boxes

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Project by Damian Penney posted 12-15-2008 03:22 AM 2688 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a couple of simple rosewood and maple boxes (from the article by Doug Stowe in this months Fine Woodworking)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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matt garcia

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#1 posted 12-15-2008 03:55 AM

Those are gorgeous!! So are those mitered corners, with maple splines, and a rabbeted top? How about a pic of them opened? Great job, Damian!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 12-15-2008 04:15 AM

Some larger pics would be nice of that gorgeous Rosewood and open them up as well , please : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 04:41 AM

Beautiful boxes Damian. Great figure in the rosewood. Those maple splines really compliment the rosewood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 05:23 AM

Very Elegant!!

Love the color contrasts between the darker box and the lighter splines!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-15-2008 05:30 AM


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

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 12-15-2008 05:45 AM

Doug Stowe’s article will have launched a thousand Xmas boxes this year (I’ve got one in the pipe, too). Love the rosewood…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 12-15-2008 05:54 AM


These are gorgeous!

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Damian Penney

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#8 posted 12-15-2008 06:14 AM

Thanks guys :) You got it Matt, mitered and then splined with a rabbeted top, you can find the article here.

Unfortunately I was in quite a rush to get these out as I had to get them in the mail so these are the only shots I have of them. I do have one in birdseye maple that I’m working on too though so I’ll get some better pics of that one. The rosewood really is lovely though, first time I’d used it.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#9 posted 12-15-2008 12:58 PM

Very nice boxes. They allow the wood to speak for itself without distraction.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#10 posted 12-15-2008 01:16 PM

You did that Rosewood justice. Great little boxes!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#11 posted 12-15-2008 02:37 PM

Nice job! I just read the article yesterday on making those. I think I will be taking a stab at this design also.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 12-15-2008 03:31 PM

Sweet Little Boxes!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 12-15-2008 04:53 PM

Hi Damian;

As always, a beautiful job.

I thought you were going to say you were in such a rush to mail them, they don’t actually open!

Happy Holidays;

p.s. Where’s the bench?

-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 12-15-2008 04:57 PM

Beautiful boxes Damian.Love the color and detail to them.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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Damian Penney

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#15 posted 12-15-2008 05:02 PM

Hey Lee, I started using the bench before I’d completely finished it which is why these got posted first :) I still need to get the face vise attached, and once I’ve done that I’ll definitely be posting it.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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