brazialian walnut/greenheart box

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Project by boxman posted 1950 days ago 1284 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 1950 days ago

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

-- tom logan

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338 posts in 1960 days

#2 posted 1949 days ago

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 1949 days ago

Nice workmanship creative choice of woods.


-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1581 days ago

great work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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