Walnut and Cherry Box

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 04-25-2007 05:01 PM 2799 views 6 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box a while back. As I recall, it was my first experiment with using contrasting woods in the same project. Also, I was looking for curves, so I just went with butt joints and rounded them off with the router.

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

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#1 posted 04-25-2007 05:19 PM

Great looking box Charlie, love the conrasting woods, beautiful finish. Jockmike

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

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#2 posted 04-25-2007 05:36 PM

Very nice. I like to experiment with contrasting woods, too. Your box is great looking.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#3 posted 04-25-2007 05:38 PM

nicely done. and the box looks like it has a nice depth to it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 04-25-2007 05:44 PM


-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 04-25-2007 06:17 PM

Cherry is always a great contrast with Walnut. However Charlie, this is out of the extra ordinarily really great category in contrast and construction. This box rates a double “Wow”!!!!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 04-25-2007 07:49 PM

Great choice and pick of wood. I like the ronded corners, too. It makes for a nice change.

Very professional photo, too!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#7 posted 04-25-2007 08:44 PM

Thanks to all. My wife even likes this one…and that’s saying a lot!

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

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#8 posted 04-25-2007 08:59 PM

Great looking box. What are the dimensions? Oh, very nice photography too.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 04-25-2007 09:06 PM

Bill, it’s about 11×13 as best I can recall. The photo was taken on my workbench. I just photoshopped it onto a fabric background. Man I love digital photography!

By the way, did you notice my post on your profile page that we are neighbors?

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

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#10 posted 04-26-2007 01:10 PM

Charkie, that is one fine box. Combo of the timbers is just right!

BTW, I’m only about 1 1/2 hr away from you myself. Practically neighbors, too!

-- Jimmy

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#11 posted 04-27-2007 04:18 AM

Great job.I’ve never tried the walnut cherry combo but after seeing your box I will now.The graiin pattern on the front is beautiful and the sap wood at the bottom really adds to the project.

-- F.Little

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#12 posted 04-27-2007 06:15 AM

Great looking box, I enjoy digital imaging also. I have microsoft digital image suite 2006. Lots of fun.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 04-27-2007 09:15 PM

You got me drooling! What beautiful work. I’m awe struck.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 04-27-2007 09:24 PM

Thanks, guys. The right wood can make anybody look good. :-)

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

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#15 posted 05-01-2007 05:55 AM

Excellent keep up the good work

-- Billp

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