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Zebrawood Candle/Match Box

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Project by Durnik150 posted 06-03-2009 02:26 AM 1188 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made two of these boxes with this design. The was actually the first and the Lyptus one that I posted a while back was the second. I really like this design and since it can hold a variety of things people really seem to like it and can’t resist touching and manipulating it.

When I sell my woodwork and Bison Jerky at craft shows I always post a sign, it says “PLEASE TOUCH!!” Like most woodworkers, I think the touch of finished wood is one of the rewards of a job well done.

Zebrawood can be difficult to work with. It’s grain and color is very striking but it does splinter easily and you have to be patient if you want to get a soft finish. This box is about 10” tall, 4” wide, and 4” deep. The opening in the drawer is about 2”x2”.

The brushed pewter pull fit in well with the finish and this drawer opens further than the drawer on the first one. Gettting the drawer fit correct is the hardest part of this design.

Thanks for taking a look.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO





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gregb

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#1 posted 06-03-2009 03:14 AM

very nice! I have some zebra wood veneer and I know what you mean about being patient. touchy stuff that zebrawood

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#2 posted 06-03-2009 03:36 AM

oooo nice wood great design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-03-2009 03:44 AM

Very cool box, and zebra wood is beautiful when finished.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 06-03-2009 03:50 AM

Another nice one. Do you doing anything without a bandsaw?? :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Durnik150

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#5 posted 06-03-2009 03:58 AM

Topa—Very little without the bandsaw actually! Most people are raised using the table saw as their primary tool but my table saw is very old and not very reliable. I ended up using the band saw as my primary tool and it has kind of stuck that way. Is this a hint that I need to move on? :)

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#6 posted 06-03-2009 05:47 AM

Looks like you are doing pretty good. I was just curious, as usual ;-)) I need to get my bandsaw set up and working. I’m a table saw guy now.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 06-03-2009 03:34 PM

You really crank’em out! I wish I could be that productive. Someday, sometime, I’m still working!

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com

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