3 kinds of cherry

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Project by JeremyPringle posted 01-19-2015 03:16 AM 1760 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making this box while I had a few days off at Christmas. I posted a blog showing almost every step of the build here if you are interested.

I titled the box ‘3 kinds of Cherry’ because I only had 2 goals at the onset.. – only hand tools, and only cherry wood.

The lid is quarter sawn cherry veneer that is very flecked out. The box is flat sawn, and all the trim is white cherry sap wood. I figured that the inside of the lid needed something as well, and I found a sea shell that I made a while ago, so I put that in as well.

I installed some runners in the box, as my intention is to make a sliding tray for the inside. But alas… I have not made the tray yet. One thing that I have discovered when you only have hand tools, is that you need to be very intentional and calculated with everything that is done. Before I got rid of my cylon table saw, I was able to quickly throw together small things. A small tray would have been one of those things that would have only taken about 10 min to make. Now.. its a little more complex as I need to actually rip down small stock and blah blah blah…. so I decided to hold off on the tray and make a super awesome one with inlay and all that jazz as a small filler project when I need a break from the lowboy I just started. You can read about those adventures here.

Thanks for checking in.


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#1 posted 01-19-2015 05:31 AM

Nice one Jeremy.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 01-19-2015 07:14 AM

Very pretty box -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 01-19-2015 01:19 PM

Nice. I like the idea of using the cherry sap wood for accent. I wouldn’t focus on what you haven’t finished. I’ve had projects I have stored for 7 or 8 years and finally went back to complete.

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#4 posted 01-19-2015 10:12 PM

Very nice, I love the look of cherry.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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