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Top, ambrosia maple, finished with four coats of an oil/varnish mixture; bottom, walnut, finished with one coat of BLO and four coats of lacquer. Maple splines.
Thanks to those who made suggestions earlier about a handle.
-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas
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#1 posted 09-30-2009 10:00 PM
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#2 posted 09-30-2009 10:17 PM
Beautiful indeed. BZ
-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.
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#3 posted 09-30-2009 10:18 PM
Really really nice. Well balanced aesthetically.
How did you do that ball as part of the handle? I assume it is a separate piece and the handle is the same maple as the lid.
My simple boxes just won’t cut it on this site… I’ll need to get more advanced or assertive with myself. I like your tapered sides.
-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...
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#4 posted 09-30-2009 10:21 PM
very cool … i like the design and the wood selection
-- Paul , Calfornia
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#5 posted 09-30-2009 10:38 PM
Very nice box! I love the contrasting wood!
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)
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#6 posted 09-30-2009 10:44 PM
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#7 posted 10-01-2009 12:58 AM
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#8 posted 10-01-2009 02:16 AM
That is a great project. Very nice.
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#9 posted 10-01-2009 02:43 AM
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#10 posted 10-01-2009 02:55 AM
Faantastic box. Outstanding design and beautifull wod.
Great build! Keep it up.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
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#11 posted 10-01-2009 03:19 AM
Excellent design. A very beautiful piece of ambrosia maple for the lid and quite the unique pull design. Outstanding craftsmanship.
-- Kevin, Vancouver, WA
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#12 posted 10-01-2009 03:53 AM
beautiful little box
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#13 posted 10-01-2009 04:24 AM
What a wonderful combination of wood.
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#14 posted 10-01-2009 01:39 PM
That is just sweet. Really really nice workmanship and wood selection.
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon
#15 posted 10-01-2009 03:49 PM
Thanks to all for your comments. It was a fun build.
Al, the ball is a separate piece. I recessed it slightly into a depression made with a countersink bit before gluing it into place. And, yes, the handle was cut from the same piece of wood from which the top was cut.
Finally, I will mention that this is the first box I have made that has tapered sides. I was really apprehensive about trimming down the sides on the table saw with the blade cranked up to the max, which is the way I have seen the process described by others. All of that exposed spinning steel freaks me out, especially on a small workpiece like this! So I decided to try to cut the side tapers on my band saw. Worked beautifully and I was perfectly relaxed during the process.
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