Spalted Maple/Walnut Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 03-25-2015 01:41 AM 1229 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from spalted maple and hand-crafted walnut embellishments/trim. The box measures 6” x 5” x 1 1/2” but stands 2” tall with the “feet” additions on the bottom. The feet are the “waste” from the top walnut pieces. The hinges are pinned to the sides and the front walnut piece extends just a touch so a finger/thumb can snag it easily to lift. One of the pics is of it unfinished and the walnut pieces still in need of shaping/sanding. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 02:00 AM

Very nice box…really like what you did with the walnut…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 02:04 AM

Very cool. I really like the look of it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 02:09 AM

Maple /walnut ice cream is one of my favorites .
Oh ya we are taking about the beautiful box you made which I find unique and needs to be filled with something good .
Very nice Jay well done !


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 03:23 AM

Love the way the walnut wraps over the side.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 03:44 AM

Very cool with the chocolate ribbons across the top. Great choice of lumber.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 03:56 AM

Neat idea on the strapping. Walnut is great for shaping isn’t it?

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#7 posted 03-25-2015 12:31 PM

This is one of the most unique and beautiful boxes I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#8 posted 03-25-2015 02:09 PM

Don’t know where you get wood like that but you sure took advantage of it’s beauty. Great idea on the use of walnut, very creative

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#9 posted 03-25-2015 08:18 PM

Well made, love the contrast in timber selection

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 03-27-2015 11:42 AM

Fiuuu. Beatiful grain. Love the contrast.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#11 posted 03-27-2015 04:29 PM

This turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 03-28-2015 06:49 PM

Jaykaypur, this is your usual splendid work. You really showed the wood to its full advantage. IL know you work under crowded conditions. Nice job. Hope your son’s studies are going well. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 03-28-2015 11:32 PM

Very slick.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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