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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 09-17-2015 03:07 AM 1491 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got my hands on some nice 1/4” spalted maple, so I laminated it to 1/4” walnut to create 1/2” thick stock to use for a box. The diamond pattern on the top panel was glued up from strips of the 1/4” maple and walnut glued up alternately, cut crosswise, then reglued alternately again. I should have selected the walnut for the diamonds more carefully, because I was looking for a little more contrast with the maple. At any rate, it turned out okay, and I’ve got a lot more of the spalted maple to experiment with. :-)

Size is about 5” x 8”, and the finish is my usual BLO, buffed and waxed on the 3-wheel system.

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





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 09-17-2015 03:29 AM

That is really nice , Charlie.

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#2 posted 09-17-2015 04:09 AM

Awesome work!

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

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#3 posted 09-17-2015 05:43 AM

The front board has some really nice figure. The photography is quite interesting too because sorta looks like it is a miniature and not 8×5. Nice work though!

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#4 posted 09-17-2015 05:57 AM

You have done excellent work with this laminated top. In my opinion those imperfections make it even beter.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-17-2015 10:14 AM

that is a beauty..great job!!!

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#6 posted 09-17-2015 11:34 AM

Looks gorgeous to me!

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#7 posted 09-17-2015 12:07 PM

I like it! The subtle contrasts strike just the right chord.
Roger

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

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 09-17-2015 12:11 PM

Thanks, everyone!

parkprimus: I was shooting handheld in room light with a very wide aperture. You’re right… the resulting narrow focus range does lend to the miniature effect.

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

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#9 posted 09-17-2015 12:23 PM

I love this box, Charlie. It shows a lot of skill and imagination. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 09-17-2015 12:26 PM

Stunning Charlie!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#11 posted 09-17-2015 12:39 PM

Cool design. And an excellent use of some unique thin stock. Lift off top or hinged?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 09-17-2015 01:18 PM

very cool looking friend, have a nice day !

-- James,Alabama,http://www.woodworkerJames.com

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 09-17-2015 01:39 PM

The lid is lift-off. Sorry… I usually include a shot of that.

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

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SPalm

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#14 posted 09-17-2015 02:37 PM

I love lift off lids.
Nice looking box Charlie. I really like all the subtle colors.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 09-17-2015 02:55 PM

It’s a real beauty, Charlie!

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

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