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Ambrosia Babinga Box

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Project by Bobsboxes posted 01-14-2016 02:43 PM 3136 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a rush project for a co-workers wife. This box came together nicely, ambrosia maple top and splines. Babinga box and a carved and sanded maple burl lift out jewelry tray. Felt liner and a devider for the bottom. I used brass barel hinges on this one, as I was out of time. Rattle can satin laquar and wax finish. I used my flat bottom bits to get the bulk of the material out of the tray, then sanded it a lot. The maple burl tray really soaked up the laquar, but after five coats, it looked finished. Rush bench top pictures and out the door it went. Thanks

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain





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#1 posted 01-14-2016 03:03 PM

Beautiful!

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#2 posted 01-14-2016 03:58 PM

Saying that it’s nice for a rush job isn’t fair at all. That’s just plain nice.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 01-14-2016 04:02 PM

Very nice. the tray and box dividers are unique.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#4 posted 01-14-2016 04:44 PM

A beautiful piece. I really like all the variations you put into it.

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#5 posted 01-14-2016 05:26 PM

This is a wonderful piece. I like the woods and that tray kicks rocks!!

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 01-14-2016 05:48 PM

This is a real beauty. Nice work.

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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#7 posted 01-14-2016 06:16 PM

bob out of the park man i especially love that maple burl tray very nicely done not bad for a rush but hey some people do their best work under pressure.5 stars.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 01-14-2016 07:38 PM

Thanks guys, this site really a cool way to exchange ideas, steal ideas, and keep improving our work. The help we get and give here, helps lessen the frustration of each new skill. I have watched a lot of guys, go from just getting started to very good craftsman, in the almost 5 years I have been part of this site. Thanks

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 01-14-2016 07:49 PM

Nice work! Congrats!

-- Tichomir Toth, Slovakia, http://wood.wellcenter.sk/

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#10 posted 01-14-2016 09:16 PM

I’m impressed with the box design, woods, and finish used. Maybe I’ll have to try rattle-can lacquer sometime (deft?).

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 01-14-2016 11:31 PM

Outstanding…..

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#12 posted 01-15-2016 12:41 AM

Very beautiful box! I love that maple burl, and I’m sure the wife will too!

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

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#13 posted 01-15-2016 12:46 AM

A great box with a lot of nice features: the lift out tray and the ambrosia strip around the lid are very cool.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 01-15-2016 05:24 AM

You should do rush jobs more often if this is how they are going to turn out!

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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#15 posted 01-15-2016 05:33 AM

Bob, I like what you have done. The outside was nice, and the inside was a joy. It looks like some of the stuff Andy does. the corner dividers were a surprise. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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