Birthday gift box

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 1744 days ago 1492 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box for my stepmother on her 60th birthday.
The wood is highly figured birds eye maple, with red meranti.
The leg design is borrowed from another project I did (see Jewelry box), the handle is my own design.
The finish is BLO and wipe on poly.
I used small rare earth magnets to hold the lid in place. In hind-sight, I would have hidden those, or used another method.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#1 posted 1744 days ago

That is some beautiful maple! Nice choice of woods,they compliment each other nicely.I really like your design and finish.

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#2 posted 1744 days ago

Nice design.

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#3 posted 1744 days ago

Nicely done!

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#4 posted 1744 days ago

Beautiful box. Love that wood.

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#5 posted 1744 days ago

Another great box!

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

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#7 posted 1743 days ago

very nice box, love that wood!!

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#8 posted 1742 days ago

Boom bam wow very cool box great design and wonderful wood.

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#10 posted 1497 days ago

very nice box!

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