Small simple and clean box

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Project by dgreen50 posted 01-21-2016 08:56 PM 1298 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A small box with an eastern flair made from curly maple and Goncalo Alves. This was a skill building exercise to see if I could make the top recessed more than the sides to allow the goncalo alvez trim to stand out when the lid was on. I was happy with the overall result. The finish is clear lacquer to allow the curly maple to show through.

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 09:10 PM

Great looking box. Handle looks like a samurai sword in a rack! Very cool.

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 09:16 PM

This is a “small, simple” box:



-- Madmark -

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 09:23 PM

Love it …Clean and elegant.


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#4 posted 01-22-2016 02:40 AM

Very nice, great wood combo.

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

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#5 posted 01-22-2016 03:06 AM

Great work, it turned out great. I like the woods but it doesn’t look that simple to me! :))

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

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#6 posted 01-22-2016 08:38 AM

What Richard said!!

The more you look at it, the more you have to look at it!

Great Job!!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#7 posted 01-22-2016 01:33 PM

I have to agree with madmark -

and everybody else !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#8 posted 01-22-2016 01:42 PM

I’d call it anything but simple, but it sure is beautiful!

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

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#9 posted 01-22-2016 03:09 PM

Tex, I like the design. The handle, legs, and contoured top are nice details. The wood choices and photography are excellent. Only criticism is that the leg shape makes them appear a bit “stuck on.” I like the top and bottom banding since it frames and sets off the maple’s grain and color. This has a crisp over-all appearance. The inset top is a nice touch. It makes the design flow and disguises the crack between the lift-off top and the sides. Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 01-22-2016 05:10 PM

Very nice!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#11 posted 01-23-2016 03:54 AM

small and simple, but big and attractive!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 01-23-2016 05:42 PM

Beautiful design, especialy legs and top handle.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 01-31-2016 08:09 PM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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