Ribbon Handled Box

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Project by Tayraylor posted 01-28-2016 01:05 PM 2380 views 36 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ribbon handled box. Exquisite birds eye maple found at Dallas Woodcraft for only $7 a bd ft. Handle is lacewood with walnut trim. Very challenging detail work in this long weekend project. Plans came from Woodsmith plans.

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 01:20 PM

I like it! Nice.

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 01:39 PM

Impressive! I make a lot of boxes myself but I sure do like yours!

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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#3 posted 01-28-2016 01:48 PM

Beautiful box! Great find on the maple.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 01-28-2016 01:52 PM

That a great use of some fantastic wood, great looking box.

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

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#5 posted 01-28-2016 03:42 PM

I like the handle design. I may have to copy that.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#6 posted 01-28-2016 04:41 PM

Nicely done!

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#7 posted 01-28-2016 04:52 PM

Great looking box. I love the bird’s eye maple, its absolutely beautiful. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#8 posted 01-28-2016 06:28 PM

A really nice looking box.

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#9 posted 01-28-2016 07:54 PM

Nice box and wood.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 01-28-2016 07:56 PM

Very nice… Love the woods used.

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

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#11 posted 01-28-2016 07:57 PM

I love this ribbon box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 01-28-2016 10:00 PM

This is what I come here for… this box inspires me to get into the shop. So very beautiful. Great work, man!

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#13 posted 01-28-2016 10:58 PM

Great project! What’s the finish?

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#14 posted 01-28-2016 11:36 PM

My wife looked over my shoulder and it is now on my Honey -Do list. Exquisite is right.

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#15 posted 01-29-2016 01:29 AM

Thanks all. The finish is three coats of Watco natural oil finish with three coats of Johnson paste wax. Love the soft sheen.

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-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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