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Project by Damian Penney posted 01-31-2009 07:51 PM 2780 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last of the Christmas boxes rolls off the ‘production’ line :) This one is walnut and birdseye maple, I used surface mounting hinges this time around because I never quite got perfect results mortising the Brusso ones in, I quite like the way the brass looks against the walnut though.

After four variations of this box I think it’s time to move onto something new, but it was nice working on projects that were of a smaller scale than my usual fare, and I see a few more of these in my future.

The finish is a simple wipe on poly (and I still need to do finish the bit where I cut the top off).

-- 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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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 01-31-2009 07:57 PM

Nice…clean and classic!

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

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Russel

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#2 posted 01-31-2009 08:01 PM

Great box. I’m a firm believer that walnut and birdseye maple were made for each other.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Devin

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#3 posted 01-31-2009 08:02 PM

What Charlie said…very nice indeed. That’s a great piece of birdseye maple.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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urningit

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#4 posted 01-31-2009 08:32 PM

your boxes that you’ve made are awesome. All of them look as though alot of attention to
detail is taken. I build boxes at the woodshop I work at also. Perfection is the ONLY exception.
davis-whitehall.com if you want to see.

-- urningit

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motthunter

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#5 posted 01-31-2009 11:32 PM

a beautiful box. great joinery

-- making sawdust....

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BarryW

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#6 posted 02-01-2009 02:36 AM

yes, a classic with great joinery…and isn’t the wood a stunner…the maple is just a stunner…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Damian Penney

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#7 posted 02-01-2009 02:46 AM

I forgot one detail with regards finishing, the first coat was tung oil with a few drops of tint in it, really brought out the figure in the maple.

Thanks for the kind words guys.

-- 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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#8 posted 02-01-2009 02:48 AM

This is gorgeous, Damian!!! Love that birdseye maple!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 02-01-2009 07:22 AM

Really nice work, Damian.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 02-01-2009 07:26 AM

A beautiful box, the maple is exceptional.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Dorje

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#11 posted 02-02-2009 09:36 AM

Yep – that’s birdseye alright! Good work making good on your Christmas presents!

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 02-04-2009 08:51 PM

Great job Damian!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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kiwisharyn

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#13 posted 06-09-2009 02:48 AM

Hi again Damian – gorgeous box, love that timber.
Where those brusso quadrant hinges you tried before? My tutor has offered me a pair to use ‘if I can make a box that deserves them’. Now there’s a challenge…

-- ... must be time for a cup of tea and a sit-down

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Damian Penney

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#14 posted 06-09-2009 05:33 AM

Yes, the other boxes got the brusso hinges and I had an awful time aligning them, the ones I used here were soooo much easier :) The brusso’s sure are nice though…

-- 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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bigike

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#15 posted 05-05-2011 03:28 AM

Another great looking box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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