Spalted maple keepsake box

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Project by boxman posted 04-04-2009 02:17 AM 1945 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had so beautiful spalted maple & this is the box it turned into, to start , the top which has a 1/8” square of maple burl sitting on figured maple with a 1” wide frame made of bocote, the front & back is spalted maple with curly bubinga on the sides , I’m sorry i didn’t get a pic of the side view, the legs were made from walnut. There is a music windup instaled also, it is covered inside with maple burl & the dividers inside are made from zebrawood , the pic does not shoe up to well, the spalted maple for the front & back was 1/2” thick & the bubinga was 1/4” thick & i used my E-Z link dovetails to made the corner joints, brass knobs & brass butt hinges were installed with a mirror also, I used watco natural danish oil then shellac for the top coat, the box measures 10 3/4” X 5 3/4” X 6 1/2” high, i really liked working with the spalted maple, around the top edge of the box i used a draw line router to make a profile edge, thanks for taking the time to look.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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#1 posted 04-04-2009 02:52 AM

Thats nice. Your own design?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 04-04-2009 03:11 AM

Another beauty Mr boxman.

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

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#3 posted 04-04-2009 03:21 AM

most of the time I’ll see a set of plans & i’ll make little adjustments to sute my case for wood etc. & try & see

what i can come up with, i made this box a while ago & i didn’t use good hinges or for that matter use a chain to hold the lid open.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

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#4 posted 04-04-2009 05:02 AM

Sweet! I love spalted maple.

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

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#5 posted 04-04-2009 08:32 AM

Very nice box. Love the top. Thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 04-04-2009 11:56 PM

Really nice box. I am also a big fan of spalted lumber, and this really stands out. Thanks!

-- Chris

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