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Project by DWhitt posted 07-07-2009 12:43 AM 1392 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 07-07-2009 02:59 AM

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 07-07-2009 02:59 AM

Nice box well done

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 03:04 AM

clean and simple ,
well done !

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 03:51 AM

Very nice wood & colour combination.

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#5 posted 07-12-2009 06:28 AM

Nice box i like your choice to use Mahogany and Maple

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 11:43 PM

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 12-15-2009 12:05 AM

i like the contrasting woods nice work

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#8 posted 09-11-2010 02:31 AM

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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DWhitt

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#9 posted 09-11-2010 08:38 PM

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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DWhitt

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#10 posted 09-11-2010 08:40 PM

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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