Cherry and Walnut Box with Copper Inlay

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Project by Chaotic posted 03-13-2016 01:49 AM 3376 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been saving a lot of resawn pieces of lumber and shorts from other projects for awhile now. This is the first of a series of boxes in this vein I hope to be doing soon.

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#1 posted 03-13-2016 02:15 AM

That’s a nice box and the lid with all that figure adds a lot of interest and natural beauty.


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 03-13-2016 02:45 AM

Beautifully figured piece and a well built box.
How did you inlay the Cu?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 03-13-2016 03:23 AM

Great looking box with a really great lid.

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

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#4 posted 03-13-2016 03:31 AM

Chaotic, great piece of wood in the top. I think I like the inside more than the outside. Simple. basic design. Great job on the finish work. The sides seem a bit thick. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 03-13-2016 09:35 AM

It’s a simple design box, but this live edge walnut lid makes it extraordinary, realy looks beuatiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-13-2016 12:28 PM

I agree… The live edge looks great. Love the box!

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#7 posted 03-13-2016 01:42 PM

Nice wood and nice box. Look forward to the next one!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 03-13-2016 03:45 PM

Thanks everyone. The copper is an ultra fine mesh Cu in thin CA.

BobsBoxes: Thank you sir. Some of your recent projects are what helped inspire to me to start finally making these boxes instead of having a pretty lid collection stored with my turning woods. Got any tips on the brass pin hinges? I’ve never done them before and I’m not 100% sure on placement relative to the thickness of the top, and if I should provide a little space between the back of the box and the back of the lid or butt it up against the as I did. My top didn’t want to raise all the way even with a full roundover on the top side of the lid, and so I rounded over the back of the box as well. This worked out great visually and provided a perfect fully open lid angle. It doesn’t show well in the pictures I provided though.

Boxguy: Thank you, I really like your work and want to say thanks for the tutorials you’ve taken the time to make. I hope you make more as I really enjoy them. The sides could probably use a little more paring down, at least in comparison to the box lid. The outside of the top actually looks pretty much the same as the inside albeit with slightly less copper, but I didn’t have time to get a better angle to kill the glare like I did for the inside since I was losing the light quickly and had a couple kids screaming bloody murder for dinner.

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#9 posted 03-13-2016 08:42 PM

The walnut cover is a beautiful piece of wood. This is a great use of leftover pieces of wood.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#10 posted 03-13-2016 09:44 PM

Very elegant Cherry and Walnut box, good job!

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#11 posted 07-28-2016 01:58 AM

Excellent! Beautiful.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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