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Project by happy_budah posted 04-13-2009 03:57 AM 2190 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this box for no reason or person in mind, just for fun!. the main box is made from tiger maple and purple heart, the top is a strip of tiger maple with mahogany on the sides. i used some cherry for the bottoms. the front pannel is hinged on some brass pins and the front pannel parts were cut at a 45 degree angle to allow them to pivot with out binding and when closed the seam all but dissapears! the bottom is a pull out tray for cell phones or wallet and keys and to lid is counter sunk and pulls off for what ever else, as i said i made it for fun and have always loved the contrast of maple and purple heart. i finished it with a few coats of tung oil brei wax and a final sanding with 600 grit.

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#1 posted 04-13-2009 04:21 AM

Nice box… You can send it to me… I’ll take it….LOL….

Good job…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#2 posted 04-13-2009 04:55 AM

As you say PH and Maple [especially tiger] go well together and a fine construction of the box

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#3 posted 04-13-2009 05:16 AM

I’m Happy with your box. That’s a great design and execution. Looks like you are really having fun there.

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

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#4 posted 04-13-2009 05:29 AM

Great box!. I particularly like the detail in the tiger strip in the top. Thanks!

-- Chris

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#5 posted 04-13-2009 06:07 AM

Simple and beautiful good wood choices. Niece box.

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#6 posted 04-13-2009 02:50 PM

Great design! Love the front panel! Thanks for sharing it.

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#7 posted 04-13-2009 05:08 PM

Sweet little box with some neat features!

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

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#8 posted 05-20-2009 02:07 AM

The Ambrosia streak in the Tiger Maple really adds to the box lid. I’m picturing it with PurpleHeart rather than the Mahogany in the lid though . The concealed drawer and working drawer front are truly unique ! The separation of the two pieces is barely noticeable at all. ...Nice finish on it too : ) The joinery is a first for me to see …great idea. I’d be proud to say that I made it !

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#9 posted 09-21-2009 11:37 PM

Incredible. Great design, great workmanship. Thank you.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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