Wenge box

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 1849 days ago 1829 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This simple little box was made just for practice and experience sake. It turned out ok, so I gave it to the wife. She now uses it to hold some candles in.
The wood is wenge and birds eye maple.

The finish is wipe on poly and paste wax.

-- 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 1849 days ago

Turned out very very beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1849 days ago

You practice on wenge? I was checking out “new woods for me” this weekend and that stuff looks pretty expensive. You must be confident! The combination of woods is very nice.

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#3 posted 1849 days ago

Beautiful well made box.I really like the light handle.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 1849 days ago

Really nice box. Good job.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#5 posted 1849 days ago

Cool. Love the handle.

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

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#6 posted 1848 days ago

Great choice in woods, beautiful job.

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#7 posted 1848 days ago

Makeing boxes for the wife can be a full time job. Yours turned out very nice. The maple handle and keys realy stand out against that wenge box. Great job.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Lloyd Davies

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#8 posted 1848 days ago

Very nice box indeed. Can you share how the handle is attached to the lid? It looks like it is just glued to the lid. Would that not be a bit breakable?

-- Northern California

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#9 posted 1848 days ago

really nice box cool design and wonderful woods

-- Custom furniture

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RS Woodworks

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#10 posted 1848 days ago

Thanks guys.
Lloyd, the handle is attached via 2 screws from the underside of the lid.


-- 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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#11 posted 1602 days ago

saweeet box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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