Bloodwood Box

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 06-02-2015 02:24 AM 2442 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted a project in a while. In truth, I haven’t been doing much in the shop lately due to time constraints and other hobbies. So I made up my mind to make a box this weekend… just to keep my hand in the game, if nothing else.

I had a few small pieces of Bloodwood laying around, and the accent wood is, I believe, Canarywood. The finish is BLO, buffed out on the 3-wheel system.

I hope all my old friends here are well!

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

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#1 posted 06-02-2015 02:34 AM

You bet Charlie it’s fun to make something from wood that’s around the shop just to make something out of it and stay in the swing of things .
Nice little box it turned out to be for someone .
Yes I think for the most part everyone is well but summer keeps a lot of guys busy with other things .

Stay well !

-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 06-02-2015 02:51 AM

love the flow of the grain like a wave rising upwards. the color combination really works well on this one adding nice accents which brings up that grain flow.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 06-02-2015 02:55 AM

Thanks Klaus and Sharon. Good to hear from both of you.

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

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#4 posted 06-02-2015 03:19 AM

Beautiful Charlie.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-02-2015 03:50 AM

Simplicity is always elegant.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 06-02-2015 04:01 AM

That is a winner Charlie. I really like this box, glad to see that you still have the touch.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 06-02-2015 04:05 AM

Really beautiful

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 06-02-2015 04:08 AM

Hey Charlie, Lookin good…! I would imagine that making this box will give you the “Get back in the Shop” bug.

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#9 posted 06-02-2015 04:41 AM

Very nice detail and finish.
Elegant simplicity. Love it.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#10 posted 06-02-2015 05:07 AM

Beautiful box, Charlie! Glad to see you!

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 06-02-2015 11:18 AM

I love these little lift off boxes. Nice details on the lid too. Keep making’ em.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 06-02-2015 11:40 AM

Nice to see a post from you.
Neat box. I guess you still got it in you.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 06-02-2015 01:27 PM

Thanks everybody!

In case anyone was wondering, I made the lid by laminating a piece of Bloodwood to a piece of Canarywood, then routed the profile to expose more of the Canarywood.

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

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#14 posted 06-02-2015 02:29 PM

Very nice, Charlie.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 06-02-2015 02:47 PM

Lookin’ good, Charlie!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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