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Zebrawood/Bolivian Rosewood Keepsake Box

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Project by boxman posted 1967 days ago 2021 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box made from Zebrawood, Bolivian Rosewood,Spalted Maple, oak plywood, figured maple, the zebrawood is used for the top& front, bolivian rosewood for the back& sides. I used box joints for the corner joinery, after the box carcus was glued up i cut the lid using a 1/4” router bit on my router table, the pull out drawer front is spalted malpe with maple sides & oak plywood bottom, this bolivian rosewood has such a nice grain when finished , i had to take a pic of the figured maple bottom the pic does not bring out the grain as much as holding it in front of you. I used brass knobs & brass pin hinges for the lid , the box joints were made on my router table & i put a molding around the top of the lid & a cove bit for the bottom edge, for the finish i used watco natural danish oil & then a few coats of wipe-on poly & finished with 4-5 coats of minwax, the box was 11 1/2” X 5” X 5” wide, the spalted maple drawer front was really stood out with the pink & black colours running through the wood, & the zebrawood worked well on this box. I enjoyed making this one,thanks for looking.
john, Moose Jaw

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





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woodworm

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#1 posted 1967 days ago

Beautiful box from beautiful wood!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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jackass

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#2 posted 1967 days ago

Beautiful box, have been looking for hinges like the ones you used, please tell me where they came from.
Jack(ass)

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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boxman

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#3 posted 1967 days ago

I ordered these from LeeValley , they have tons of different hinges , you can view on line at www.leevalley.com.
john

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

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griff

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#4 posted 1967 days ago

Beautiful box Mr Boxman.

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

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 1967 days ago

WOW , There is nothing boring about this box ! I wouldn’t be able to put anything into it because I would spend all day admiring all of the details and the selection of woods with my favorite one on the bottom. Great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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boxman

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#6 posted 1967 days ago

many times the wood does it all by it’s self , kind words thank you.

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

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GaryK

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#7 posted 1967 days ago

Great looking box! Nice design.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1474 days ago

Boxman, this is a very nice box. You do really fine work and I also assume that you designed it yourself. Very well done.

-- 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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