Diamond Box

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Project by JerryinCreek posted 07-14-2015 07:24 PM 935 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The diamond was a piece of leftover veneer I had made for a previous project. It consists of mahogany, wenge, yellow heart, bloodwood and holly. I cut a 1/16th” slice of maple for the top and then carefully cut an opening for the diamond using a chisel. The diamond and maple were glued to 1/4” plywood. The underside of the lid is a veneer of bubinga. I then surrounded the plywood with a strip of bubinga. This panel actually floats in a groove of the box lid sides.

The box itself is constructed of cherry with maple splines. The liner is aspen and is held in place with a tight friction fit. The interior bottom is covered with a piece of faux velvet mat board. The cherry is finished with Waterlox and the rest of the box finished with Minwax wipe on poly. A glass-like finish was obtained wet sanding between coats with 400 and finally 600 grit paper.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#1 posted 07-14-2015 07:27 PM

Wow Jerry! You’d better be careful…your talent is showing!!
That’s beautiful work!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#2 posted 07-14-2015 08:12 PM

Very nice looking box. Great work with the veneer.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 07-14-2015 08:40 PM

Hey Jer,
Nice box! Great lines and proportion. Fabulous touch using the leftover pieces from your striped box. Think I will do the same.

-- Don, Silver City New Mexico, parsimony, utility and elegance - blueprint for any project.

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#4 posted 07-14-2015 08:45 PM

I love the veneer diamond!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 07-14-2015 09:30 PM

Nicely done Jerry !
The floating lid is a good idea as one should always anticipate wood movement I have used it on several boxes and the white aspen liner is a nice touch .
A much to like box .


-- Kiefer

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