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Some New Boxes w/ Brass

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Project by Dchip posted 12-29-2015 02:11 AM 1032 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my newest pair of boxes – walnut w/padauk & jatoba w/ purpleheart. Box and tray bases are butternut. The rabbets are pinned with 1/8” brass dowel, as is the tray. The box top is meant to be lifted with the inlaid brass pull. All comments / questions / critiques are welcome.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com





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NormG

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 02:43 AM

Very well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 06:59 AM

Yes very nice indeed!

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PAchemist

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 08:26 AM

Great looking boxes. I love brass and wood.

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 09:32 AM

Great box. Nicely done.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 12-29-2015 11:14 AM

nice looking box..well done!!!

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ruddy

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#6 posted 12-29-2015 10:09 PM

A nice design and I love the combination of the dark wood and polished brass.
Well done

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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DonSol

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#7 posted 12-29-2015 10:42 PM

Beautiful box and I really like the brass design on top.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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Mean_Dean

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#8 posted 12-30-2015 12:44 AM

Haven’t seen brass and walnut together in a box, but you combined them very well!

How do you go about polishing the brass after it’s in the wood? Just normal sanding—or do you treat it differently?

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Dchip

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#9 posted 12-30-2015 06:22 PM

Thanks, everyone.

Dean – The brass actually sands well. I even used a card scraper with pretty good results, though this definitely shortens time b/w sharpening/burnishing.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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John Stegall

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#10 posted 04-11-2016 03:38 PM

I wonder if a carbide scraper would stay sharp longer. Goox job BTW.

-- jstegall

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 04-11-2016 03:46 PM

This box is beautiful and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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