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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 1955 days ago 2481 views 10 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a trio of little boxes I’ve been working on more or less concurrently for the last couple of weeks. The first is a direct result of the new scrap bin I built… while filling it up I ran across piece of walnut with a really cool grain pattern. I resawed it on the table saw to 3/8 thickness and bookmatched the pieces that make up the top. The wood was a little punky and I couldn’t get a perfect seam, so I ran an inlay straight down the joint.

The second box is from a resawn cherry scrap. The large center inlay and the miter keys are fiberglass resin mixed with black crushed stone.

The last box is made from goncalo alves and walnut, with ash miter keys and inlay.

Thanks for looking. Comments and questions welcome.

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





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gbvinc

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#1 posted 1955 days ago

Nice boxes Charlie. I am curious, what kind of finish are you using?

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mmh

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#2 posted 1955 days ago

That is an interesting grain. Nice boxes too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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griff

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#3 posted 1955 days ago

Very nice set of boxes Charlie. I really like the first one, they are all beautiful. Very good build.

Does the lid hing on the first one or sit on it ?

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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lew

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#4 posted 1955 days ago

Beautiful Boxes, Charlie!!

Really like the first one!

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

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Allison

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#5 posted 1955 days ago

As usual, absolutely beautiful.What gorgeous wood.I have to agree with Lew I LOVE that first one, of course all are great!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1955 days ago

Thanks!

They are all finished with Danish oil and wipe-on poly. The first one is very high gloss… doesn’t show up well in the photos. The second is also gloss, but not with the high-polish treatment. The third one is satin finish.

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

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Woodhacker

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#7 posted 1955 days ago

Very nice Charlie. (All Three)

I especially like what you did with the first one in bookmatching the top.

Thanks for posting them.

-- Martin, Kansas

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majeagle1

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#8 posted 1955 days ago

Neat boxes Charlie, I love all three of them…...............
The bookmatched top is Reaaaaaaaaaaally nice.

Thanks for posting

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

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bamasawduster

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#9 posted 1955 days ago

GREAT job, Charlie. One of these days I’m gonna try one. I really like them all, but kinda favor the first.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 1955 days ago

Nice crop, Charlie. I especially like the drama of that first one.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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sharad

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#11 posted 1954 days ago

very good boxes and great finish.
Nene

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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littlecope

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#12 posted 1954 days ago

Great looking boxes, Charlie! Do you have purposes/people for all these, or are you like me, just going to make boxes until there’s NO MORE WOOD?! ;-) Michael C.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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miles125

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#13 posted 1954 days ago

Those are all very nice Charlie. I’m partial to the sappy walnut one :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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spanky46

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#14 posted 1954 days ago

Very Pretty! Well done!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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jockmike2

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#15 posted 1954 days ago

Wow Charlie. Don from down under would whirl having a time critiquing all these boxes so I’ll do it for him. Mild yet an earthy tone, with a smidgen of quaffing goodness, yet I am holding back my full appraisel until further scrutiney is carried out with my jewel fob. Personally I think they are beautiful. Yea that first one is a grabber. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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