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Red Gum and Wenge Jewellery Box

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Project by Rob posted 10-30-2009 08:18 PM 1605 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
I know I don’t post very often, but that is due in some part to the fact that I am in Australia and much of the discussion here is North American centric, but I like to show you our Aussie timbers in action.

This is a Red Gum Jewellery box with Wenge trays and splines.
The timber is 12mm thick and the top panels were joined using 4mm dominoes. The spline trenches were also made using the 4mm domino cutter.
The dimensions are 300×250 x 95mm (107mm including the lid)
The centre panel in the lid is made of two book matched pieces of Red Gum.
The finish is Scandinavian Oil and the box will be waxed once the oil has dried.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com





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ellen35

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 08:48 PM

Hi Rob,
We love Aussies here! Just ask Larry aka degoose!
Please post more often; your work is very nice.
I love the wenge accents.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 10-30-2009 08:59 PM

Nice box, being from Canada I understand what you are taking about but generally that only applies to the reviews. We are so close but the difference in products available between the US and Canada boggles the mind.

In the end though, woodworking is a global community. If I am not mistaken Martin is the owner of this site and he is in europe. Check out his profile. http://lumberjocks.com/msojka

Yup there’s room for everyone here.

PS Nice box.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 09:15 PM

I second Ellens comments you do very fine work we would hate to miss your great project

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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littlecope

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 09:16 PM

Beautiful Work, Rob!! Thanks for sharing… we’re all just out here making sawdust, Brother… Please don’t feel unwelcome, Everybody is welcome here!!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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degoose

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#5 posted 10-30-2009 09:34 PM

Gidday mate… nice job on the book matching of the forest red gum top..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Dudley

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#6 posted 10-30-2009 09:43 PM

I agree with everyone. Keep up the great work. Bravo Zulu

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 10-30-2009 09:45 PM

Very nice box!

Being in Australia need not slow down a person’s posting habits. Just ask Larry (degoose)!

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

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Boneski

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#8 posted 10-30-2009 10:49 PM

Nice box – excellent timber selection, Rob.
-Insert Aussie yobbism here-

-- Blinded by brilliance

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 10-30-2009 11:48 PM

Nice Jewellry Box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Eric in central Florida

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#10 posted 10-31-2009 12:10 AM

Great job Rob.
Keep’em coming!!!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Blake

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#11 posted 10-31-2009 02:21 AM

This is beautiful. Love the choice/figure/placement of the lid pieces. VERY nice.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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griff

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#12 posted 10-31-2009 05:16 AM

Great looking box. The wood is beautiful. Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Betsy

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#13 posted 10-31-2009 06:36 AM

Looks great!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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scrappy

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#14 posted 10-31-2009 06:41 AM

FAntastic Build! Great design and choice of woods. That bookmatched lid in outstanding. The Wenge tray are a great accent also.

Keep up the great work.

Never feel like you are out of place here. We have members from all over the world and they all have ideas, tips, info and humor to share. Even in you don’t think you do, WE have stuff to share with others! I know I have learned a LOT from this site and all of the international members.

We would like to see more of your stuff, so keep on posting!

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Sawdust2

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#15 posted 10-31-2009 03:02 PM

While it may be an 18 hour plane ride from California it is less than 18 seconds on the internet.
Just how far away do you think you are?
Nice job.

degoose has exported so many ideas and so much information we recognize the accent.
It’s now harder to understand a Newfie than an Aussie! Eh?
Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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