Etrog box #2

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Project by Elyasaf Shweka posted 10-12-2015 02:47 PM 1078 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 2nd Box-joint box. made for an Etrog, look at my previous project for further information.
Made as a present for my nephew, for his 13 birthday (“Bar Mitzvah”).
Sides are Maple & Mahogany, Lid is Cherry. no hinges this time. learned my lesson, i guess…
the Pop sound when you open the box is really satisfying. the friction is strong enough that box can be held from lid without falling down. made possible with carefully adjusting the lid edges on the table saw. there is a small chamfer at the top of the box making the opening easy.
I really love the gold ‘trail’ that the mahogany shows when light reflects on it (flash or direct sun rays). i still wonder if its in every mahogany or is it this specific piece i got.
Hebrew letters carving made with laser engraver machine, the same used to make rubber stamps (I don’t own one, i go to a store).
TBIII glue, Rustin oil finish.

Thanks for watching.

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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#1 posted 10-12-2015 07:53 PM

I also love that ribbon in the mahogany. Looks like excellent construction and finishing. Good work. Love the contrast in the finger joint.

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Yuval Eitan

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 07:58 AM

Hi Elyasaf!
Beautiful box. Again…
The contrasting combination of mahogany and maple is remarkable, and the finger joints are perfect.
Only critic I have, if I may: the cherry lid. It may be a personal thing, but I find it disrups the harmony. I woud suggest a lid from maple/mahogany, heavier on the maple. Perhaps just mahogany inlays or veneering.
I notice you have another box on the make – may implement on that one (if it’s not already done with).
And… who is Danyel David? ;-}

-- Knowlege is just like love - it never dilutes, only grows! Sharing it with others just strengthens it

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Elyasaf Shweka

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#3 posted 10-13-2015 08:30 AM

thank you both for your kind words.
Critic is obviuously always welcome, im here to hear and to learn.
I accept the remark about the cherry lid – I used the scrap with the closest measures for what i need.
Daniel is my nephew, and this is my gift for his ‘bar mitzvah’

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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#4 posted 10-13-2015 02:59 PM

Elyasaf, this is a beautiful piece of work. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 10-14-2015 02:38 AM

A beautiful piece nicely done!

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

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#6 posted 10-28-2015 02:11 AM

That’s a lotta finger joints. Super nice build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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