tiger maple chest

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Project by happy_budah posted 2039 days ago 2640 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 2039 days ago

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 2039 days ago

Really sweet looking piece! Love that figure.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 2039 days ago

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

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#4 posted 2039 days ago

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 2039 days ago

$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 2039 days ago

wow very nice! that is some insane figure!

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#7 posted 2039 days ago

simply stunning!!!!

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#8 posted 2039 days ago

That’s one FINE lookin’ box!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#9 posted 2039 days ago

The material is AMAZING. Thanks for sharing.

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Tom Landon

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#10 posted 2039 days ago

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 2039 days ago

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 2039 days ago

very serious maple there…thrilling figure…

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Mark A. DeCou

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#13 posted 2038 days ago

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.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#14 posted 2038 days ago

Great job! Beautiful Tiger Maple.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 2038 days ago

WOW! Incredible use of the Tiger Maple!

-- Happy woodworking!

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