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Wenge, Maple & Mahogany Retirement Box

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Project by brentmore posted 06-19-2015 11:49 PM 898 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My boss is retiring from the Army after over two decades of service. He was a key figure in the creation of the new Army Cyber branch, so he’ll have quite a lasting impact after hanging up the uniform. For his gift I used some 3/8” mahogany for the body. I had a nice piece of bird’s eye maple that worked as the bottom and would contrast well against the wenge top. Wenge is a sometimes an irritant, so I had to be extra careful when working it. Once cut and finished, it’s quite beautiful though! I fixed one of the new brass Cyber branch insignia just below his initials, which I carved into the lid using my CNC. I’m very pleased with the box and hoping it reminds him of the great work he’s done setting others up for success.

-- Brent, http://www.brentmorelabs.com





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 12:09 AM

That is a great looking retirement box! I’m sure he’ll really appreciate it, and enjoy admiring it!

-- Dean

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 12:29 AM

Great JOB, Brent!

He will love it!

COOL gift…

COOL box…

COOL job…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Northwest29

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 04:58 AM

Very cool box. Nice combination of woods and the design for the top is impressively simple.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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brentmore

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 11:55 AM



That is a great looking retirement box! I m sure he ll really appreciate it, and enjoy admiring it!

- Mean_Dean

Thanks Dean!


Great JOB, Brent!

He will love it!

COOL gift…

COOL box…

COOL job…

- Joe Lyddon

Joe, I always love your positive comments!


Very cool box. Nice combination of woods and the design for the top is impressively simple.

- Northwest29

Thanks northwest. I spent a lot of time thinking about the proportions and colors, so I’m glad it worked out so well. I think it’s the best box I’ve made so far! I’m really pleased with it.

-- Brent, http://www.brentmorelabs.com

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