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Project by Duckster posted 10-01-2015 01:37 AM 5150 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this is my first Dovetail. It made me a little nervous working with one of the prettiest pieces of Maple Burl. I used Brazilian Rosewood as a contrast wood. I took almost two weeks with this box. I chose to make one tray out of the Maple Burl and the other out of the Brazilian Rosewood. I lined the bottom of the box as well as both trays with leather suede that was Violet.
Finished with 9 coats of Intrumental Lacqure.
Enjoy

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus





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oldnovice

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#1 posted 10-01-2015 02:47 AM

Beautiful!

To me, the first picture creates an optical illusion in the the brazilian rosewood looks concave when it is actually convex!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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robscastle

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#2 posted 10-01-2015 09:46 AM

Heeey!!!

Thats a pretty impressive “chunk” of timber.

Are burls like oysters when you cut them open the box is inside already finished lined and ready for use?

A very impressive and no doubt rewarding effort, nine coats? well the results speak for themselves or is it sparkle!

-- Regards Robert

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drewpy

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#3 posted 10-01-2015 03:00 PM

Nice looking box. That burl is beautiful.

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

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Duckster

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#4 posted 10-01-2015 09:29 PM

Thanks for looking gentlemen. Appreciate the cuddos

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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bygrace

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#5 posted 10-01-2015 09:40 PM

Beautiful. nice choice on the trays as well. Working with beautiful wood makes me a little nervous also!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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AJ1104

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#6 posted 10-02-2015 01:06 AM

Wonderful box. I would be nervous cutting dovetails on it. But you did an amazing job!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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Duckster

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#7 posted 10-02-2015 01:19 AM

Thanks AJ. It was very slow and tedious but I was proud of my first dovetails.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Roger

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#8 posted 10-27-2015 11:12 PM

Mighty fine build Duckster

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Duckster

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#9 posted 10-27-2015 11:14 PM

Thanks Roger.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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wcp

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#10 posted 10-10-2016 04:22 PM

Duckster
That is a beautiful build. I would be nervous on the first cuts as well. I like highly figured wood, it makes any project stand out. Nice job.

wcp

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Duckster

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#11 posted 10-10-2016 07:15 PM

Thanks wcp. It was tricky.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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