brazialian walnut/greenheart box

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Project by boxman posted 03-27-2009 03:42 AM 1462 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used aromatic cedar to frame a wood called greenheart, a wood that comes from south america, the 4 sides i used brazilian walnut & a maple bottom. The corners are mitered & i put 2 sets of dovetail keys on the corners, the top one is purpleheart [ it didn’t show up to clear on this photo ] & the bottom one is yellowheart, brass butt hinges, brass knob & chain inside . I had to make a jig for my table saw to cut the bevel on the top edge of the greenheart lid , i used watco natural danish oil & wipe-on poly, then minwax for the final finish, box measures 7 1/2” X 4” X 4” high. This was a first for this kind of box for me, it was fun to make.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 04:59 AM

fine joint work!!! the maple bottom brings it out good work & God bless Tom

-- tom logan

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#2 posted 03-27-2009 04:36 PM

Very nice looking box, like the keys. The maple bottom does seem to brighten up the box, at least in the photo. I’ll have to remember that.

-- Chris

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#3 posted 03-28-2009 02:26 AM

Nice workmanship creative choice of woods.


-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 12:28 AM

great work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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