Anotherscrap Box

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Project by blockhead posted 1858 days ago 3137 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another box I made from the exotic cutoffs box from Rockler. I would have liked to have been able to re-saw the padauk but I currently don’t have a good way of doing that. As you can probably tell, this was my first attempt at doing an inlay. It’s made from padauk, walnut and ebony. As always, your comments/suggestions are appreciated. Thanks to a1Jim for the tips on walnut! Thanks for looking.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#1 posted 1858 days ago

Very stylish, nice combo of colors…Blkcherry

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#2 posted 1858 days ago

Well done! Good looking design and wood combo. I have those Rockler cut offs and will attempt to use them for a box of some kind. I was a little disappointed in the assortment I received… you take your chances… not very many species.

I think my preference would be to reduce the thickness of the box sides given the overall dimensions but then maybe you need that for inlay? Or, is that the resaw issue you mentioned? Wonder if I can resaw on my little table saw. Inlay and resaw is something I haven’t tried.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 1858 days ago

Great looking box

The inlay looks perfect to me.

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#4 posted 1858 days ago

Nicely done.

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#5 posted 1858 days ago

Great looking box. Nice job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 1858 days ago

hey man like the padauk,nice and bright.And no I can not tell this was your first time at doing a inlay,you gave it away man.what finish did you use.Now that padauk is going to lose some of its color over the next 6 months or so,unless you used a uv inhibitor.I have a desk top from padauk and I was sad to see it lose its color, but after a couple of months it leveled out and I think I like it better than box ,keep them comin.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#7 posted 1858 days ago

Sweet looking little box. very good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 1858 days ago

Thanks a lot LJ’s! I appreciate the comments. Yeah Dusty, that was what I was referring to about the resaw. I would have liked for them to be about half as thick as what they are. Sidestep, I used Minwax Antique Oil for the finish. I’m actually hoping the color will change a little like my last box has. It’s a little more on the red side now and not so much orange. Thanks again for the comments.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#9 posted 1858 days ago

Hey Bud
Now that’s one outrageously cool box great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1858 days ago

Looks great, Brad. I’ll be sending you a PM shortly.

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

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#11 posted 1858 days ago

Hey man!

You really put that scrap to good use! Very intuitive!!

Great job! Really COOL!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

#12 posted 1857 days ago

Gorgeous! Great job!

-- Create with Confidence

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#13 posted 1857 days ago

Looks great, and the inlay is good too..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 1857 days ago

Thanks again everyone! I really appreciate the kind words.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#15 posted 1857 days ago

Very nice box. Really like the wood choices. Sometimes the cutoffs are the best way to get a veriety of woods at very little cost.

Like you said, not being able to re-saw made the sides a little thick. Other then that, I LOVE IT!

Great use of lines to draw the eye accross and around the outside. Very nie build.

Great use of scraps!

Keep it up.


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

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