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Project by Katz-Moses Woodworking posted 02-04-2016 06:47 PM 765 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a memory box I made for a friends wedding gift. It is made from Black Walnut and Orange Padauk. The legs are tapered and have a stopped mortise through about 85% to house the rails and padauk panels. The rails have a through dado and a tenon on each edge. The panels and bottom are floating. The lid was interesting to create as it is only about a 1/16 thick. I had a problem with the final piece bowing so I took a 3/32 piece of walnut that had bowed and re sawed it and flipped one of the piece over. I then glued them back together to create a spring effect so both pieces were pulling on each other so it wouldn’t bow. The lid was then notched out to accommodate the legs. The lift was a walnut and padauk sandwich and then mitered on both sides. I finished it with Minwax Gloss wiping varnish and buffed it to 2000 grit before wiping on a final coat of 50% varnish and 50% mineral spirits.the project was inspired by something Jay Bates did a while back and I put my own spin on it. Needless to say the couple was very happy. If you want to check out the video of my build explanation check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NK2wCuf1MU Thanks for checking it out!

-- If you want it to take longer and cost more, get into woodworking. It's worth every second and every penny because nothing, is more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 07:16 PM

Very nice finish. Those two wood colours are real match.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Katz-Moses Woodworking

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 08:30 PM

Thank you so much!

-- If you want it to take longer and cost more, get into woodworking. It's worth every second and every penny because nothing, is more rewarding than creating something with your own two hands.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 10:16 PM

Interesting looking box. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-05-2016 01:54 AM

Very nice! Really beautiful. The finish really looks great (that is always a challenge for me).

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#5 posted 02-05-2016 03:03 PM

Beautiful box!

-- --- Dan

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