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Project by DWhitt posted 1872 days ago 1294 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This turned out to be a last minute Christmas gift for a friend last Christmas. It is made out of Mahogany and Maple that was salvaged from Gibson Guitar factory’s scraps. Simple design that really showed the beauty of the wood and was a good practice project.

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#1 posted 1872 days ago

This is a nice box and I like the wood combination that you chose. It has nice clean lines and I am sure it made a wonderful gift.

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#2 posted 1872 days ago

Nice box well done

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1872 days ago

clean and simple ,
well done !

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#4 posted 1872 days ago

Very nice wood & colour combination.

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#5 posted 1867 days ago

Nice box i like your choice to use Mahogany and Maple

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#6 posted 1711 days ago

Very good looking wood combination! Just curious, why did you mount the hinges on the outside instead of to the underside of the lid and the top edge of the back board?

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#7 posted 1711 days ago

i like the contrasting woods nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 1441 days ago

Nicely done. How did you make the lid? Did you just glue the maple and mahogany together or are there any special joint that we can’t see?

-- -Muhamad, Chicago,IL

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#9 posted 1440 days ago

They are just 3 different piece glued together so no special joint. Once you laminate pieces like that just shoot them through a good planer a few times and those pieces become one piece.

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#10 posted 1440 days ago

O and I mounted the hinges on the outside because this was my first box so I didn’t really know what I was doing. :)

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