Christmas Box #3 Birdseye Maple - Rosewood Splines

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Project by Damian Penney posted 01-01-2009 05:50 AM 3570 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So another of the FWW boxes, this one came out pretty nicely.

-- 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 01-01-2009 05:56 AM

That is some awesome birdseye maple!! Did you use your new Jet tablesaw on this Damian? Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Les Hastings

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#2 posted 01-01-2009 06:04 AM

Awesome job Damian! Very nice birdseye to. No Curves? ;o)

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#3 posted 01-01-2009 06:08 AM

Nice execution, that birdseye maple is incredible. The rosewood splines really add to the overall project.

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

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#4 posted 01-01-2009 06:26 AM

Beautiful wood and a great build, Damian!

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

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#5 posted 01-01-2009 06:48 AM

Damian, great looking box. I love that maple.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 01-01-2009 08:28 AM

Beautiful work Damian, working with that beautiful wood did’nt hurt. The Splines set it off.

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

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Damian Penney

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#7 posted 01-01-2009 10:19 AM

Thanks guys and happy New Year :) I most definitely used my new TS on this project, I can honestly say I couldn’t have done without it, being able to trust 45 and 0 is simply priceless, so much more productive with it, and yeah the birdseye is really nice, got it from PALS/Earthsource, my favorite lumber store in the Bay Area.

-- 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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#8 posted 01-01-2009 11:02 AM

Happy New Year to you as well ! The box design is very nice and that BirdsEye is awesome . Any pix of the box closed / top shots ?

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

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#9 posted 01-01-2009 01:28 PM

Lovely use of some amazing wood Damian. A happy 2009 to you and yours!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#10 posted 01-01-2009 05:20 PM

Sweet looking box!

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

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#11 posted 01-01-2009 05:22 PM

Damian a fantastic looking box. The wood just sets on fire. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 01-01-2009 07:26 PM

And hinges too! Good job.

Happy New Year,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 01-02-2009 12:07 AM

Super! Gorgeous wood!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 01-03-2009 03:42 PM

Hi Damian,

You did a beautiful job, worthy of the wood.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 01-03-2009 05:37 PM

Really sweet box. That birdseye is incredible. Did you use the flipstick jig from the article? I have a Stowe box in the wings, and am wondering whether to try that technique or stick to a jig and trim router.

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

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