tiger maple chest

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Project by happy_budah posted 01-27-2009 08:13 PM 2968 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this box out of tigermaple for a friend of mine who currently lives in Guam. they wanted a keepsake chest for thier son. i finnished it with 1 coat watco danish oil, 4 coats pure tongue oil and 1 aplication of Breiwax. i sanded the box to 600 grit before and after each coat of oil and wax. the lighting was different in these photos but the color was some where in the middle. i am still trying to ship it to guam but we had no idea of the price…...........550 -800 dollars. ouch!

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#1 posted 01-27-2009 08:41 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Ouch is right!! I thought just sending stuff across the country was expensive!

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#2 posted 01-27-2009 08:44 PM

Really sweet looking piece! Love that figure.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 01-27-2009 09:45 PM

I love it. great look. great finish, and amazing.

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#4 posted 01-27-2009 11:01 PM

Great piece of wood, well worked into a really nice box.
From the shipping costs it must be a fairly large box.
You should visit Guam and use the box as your cabin trunk!

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#5 posted 01-27-2009 11:07 PM

$800 dollars woweeee is someone taking it overland what a price for a small box man that’s really expensive.Alistair

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#6 posted 01-27-2009 11:46 PM

wow very nice! that is some insane figure!

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#7 posted 01-27-2009 11:49 PM

simply stunning!!!!

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#8 posted 01-28-2009 03:35 AM

That’s one FINE lookin’ box!

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#9 posted 01-28-2009 05:02 AM

The material is AMAZING. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 01-28-2009 05:11 AM

Beautiful box, I’ve always had a soft spot for figured maple.

5 to 8 hundred dollars ? American? Are your speaking of postage here? You know Guam in part of America and you can ship it by mail. Although you would have pay an up-charge for an oversize carton, It’s hard to believe some one at the post office quoted you that. Go to another branch and ask for another quote.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#11 posted 01-28-2009 05:49 AM

Beautiful Chest. I like your dovetails. Great choice in wood too. I sent a much smaller box (9×7 inch) to my sister in Australia a few years ago. It cost me over $150 by USPS from Kansas and it took over 6 weeks to get there.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 01-28-2009 06:11 AM

very serious maple there…thrilling figure…

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#13 posted 01-28-2009 04:07 PM

I’m always partial to curly maple, and this box seems to be a real gem. You definitely built a keep sake for them, hope they get it to Guam safely.

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#14 posted 01-28-2009 04:40 PM

Great job! Beautiful Tiger Maple.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 01-28-2009 08:40 PM

WOW! Incredible use of the Tiger Maple!

-- Happy woodworking!

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