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Lacewood/padauk/black ash

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Project by boxman posted 03-27-2009 02:48 AM 1782 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The woods used for this box are lacewood for the top & front 3/4” thick, black ash for the back 3/4” thick, padauk for the sides 1/2” thick & maple 1/4” thick for the bottom, & the tray was 1/4” thick popular. I was just amazed at how the lacewood looks when finish is put on, another wood I have worked with & looks very nice is sycamore. The side view you can see the padauk showing the ” E-Z link dovetail joinery ” made with my router & special fixture, also the windup sticking out the side, the back view shows the black ash & i mounted the but hinges on the outside, i found that the black ash was similar looking to red oak but not as heavy, i had some small pieces of 1/4” popular & used it to make a tray. You can’t see the bottom but i put brass feet under from Lee Valley also the brass knobs & brass chain & mirror. I used natural danish oil inside & out ,then shellac for the inside & several coats of clear poly on the outside & ended with minwax on the outside .hope you enjoy, john.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask, j.soika@shaw.ca





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littlecope

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 04:05 AM

Man! That’s some Beauteous Wood. Great Job, John! I Loves Them Boxes!! :) Michael C.

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

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#2 posted 03-28-2009 02:37 AM

another great box Beautiful.

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-28-2009 04:13 AM

A beautiful box. great job

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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boxman

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#4 posted 03-29-2009 08:03 PM

thanks for the kind words, most of the time the wood does all the talking, john

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask, j.soika@shaw.ca

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#5 posted 03-30-2009 09:54 AM

The lacewood really looks fantastic. I got hold of some in February and I’m really looking forward to making a couple of boxes with it.
Good job.

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#6 posted 04-01-2009 02:36 AM

well i’m sure you will be suprised at the grain I sure was. —john

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask, j.soika@shaw.ca

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#7 posted 03-31-2010 12:30 AM

very good work! do you use beaded chain for lid stays?

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

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