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Purpleheart & Maple Box

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Project by PGreene posted 01-04-2009 02:56 AM 2048 views 16 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have built a few boxes but none that had any curves. I also wanted to try my hand at using planes and scrapers for the curved top. I used purpleheart for the sides, maple for the front and back and curly maple for the top. The brass pins in the sides run into the rabbited butt joints for style and strength. I finished the box with my old standby finish (General Finishes’ Oil and Urethane mix). This was a fun two to three day project that really allowed me to brush up on my planing and scraping skills.

-- Patrick





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 01-04-2009 03:23 AM

Wow! That came out great.

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

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Max

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#2 posted 01-04-2009 03:26 AM

I really like the contrast in the woods. How thick is the top at its thickest point?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Greg3G

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#3 posted 01-04-2009 03:29 AM

Very nice… I would say your hand tool skills are up to speed :-) Very nice lid, the finish popped the figure well in the photos.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#4 posted 01-04-2009 04:10 AM

go one … came out great

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 01-04-2009 04:17 AM

I really Like this!!!!!!!!! Great job, nice lines, nice contrast.
What are the dimensions?

A favorite !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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PGreene

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#6 posted 01-04-2009 04:32 AM

Max…the top is 1 inch thick exactly at the center.

majeagle….dimensions are 13” long, 7 1/2” wide and 3 3/4” high (at center)

-- Patrick

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Bigbuck

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#7 posted 01-04-2009 04:38 AM

Cool box

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#8 posted 01-04-2009 05:03 AM

Sweet box.

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Rustic

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#9 posted 01-04-2009 05:23 AM

Like the choice of wood

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 01-04-2009 05:31 AM

Very nice!

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mtnwild

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#11 posted 01-04-2009 05:58 AM

Pretty nice job on that one. Really pleasant shape, nice design. Next one needs a little nicer maple to really make it pop. I like the way you handled the corners. It shows there are other ways to do it besides dovetails and splines.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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FrankoManini

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#12 posted 01-04-2009 06:26 AM

Favourited. Nice work. I’ll be copying it soon!

-- - If my wife asks, I got ALL of my tools on sale.

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Scott Oldre

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#13 posted 01-04-2009 03:00 PM

Just like Franko, I’ll be using the design soon, but with bloodwood ends. Are those Brass inserts on the ends?

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Scott Oldre

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#14 posted 01-04-2009 03:01 PM

Duh, I totally missed the write up that explained the brass. I was too busy looking at the pics

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#15 posted 01-04-2009 04:41 PM

I very complimentling mix of woods and metals. Very nice job.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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