Small Cherry/Walnut Box

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Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 08-20-2009 03:28 AM 1477 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small cherry with walnut top box for my granddaughter. This was also my first attempt at veneering – the bottom is 1/8” plywood veneered on both sides with cherry veneer. Top was very gray, steamed walnut – I mixed red-brown TransTint dye mixed with Sealcoat shellac to give it some color, followed by four coats of Arm-R-Seal. The body got a dilute coat of the red-brown dye mixed with water to add some tint, then several coats of Arm-R-Seal. I was looking for something different for the pull so I used a piece of curly maple which I think really sets the walnut top off. Feet are glued up with a piece of veneer between two pieces of walnut and the keys are also walnut. The top’s routed edge didn’t quite work as I wanted – because of the profile and the rabbet underneath, not much material was left at the edge; next time I’ll leave the edge a little thicker.


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#1 posted 08-20-2009 03:31 AM

Another Beauty Jim,

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 03:35 AM

looks great , once again ,
keep them coming !

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 05:24 AM

Another great box

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 08:44 AM

Very nice box. Like the attention to detail, Feet, handle etc… Great design.

Keep it up.


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#5 posted 08-20-2009 12:23 PM

Nice little box.

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