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Walnut and Maple Box

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Project by dgreen50 posted 03-14-2016 08:19 PM 2592 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box for no other reason than to highlight the top piece of walnut. This piece of wood was incredible with it figuring. I was hoping the curly maple would highlight more when the finish was applied, but the it did not “pop” as much as I had anticipated. The bottom grooves are not splines; the walnut stripes are just inlay-ed. The finish is semi-gloss lacquer. Thanks for looking.





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OnhillWW

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#1 posted 03-14-2016 09:19 PM

Nice work and I very much like the design.

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kiefer

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 12:12 AM

Nice looking box and the grooving and corner inlays sure enhanced the look of the box and giving it a lower appearance .
Here is the box I made in this style .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Katz-Moses Woodworking

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 01:51 AM

Great Box! The walnut top is incredible!

-- 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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Bobsboxes

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#4 posted 03-15-2016 02:46 AM

Beautiful box, fantastic top piece.

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

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#5 posted 03-15-2016 03:10 AM

Really nice. Great work.

-- Matt

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#6 posted 03-15-2016 03:31 AM

Great looking box! Nice way to use that cool piece of walnut.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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madburg

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#7 posted 03-15-2016 08:36 AM

Excellent design. Really like the louvered sides, crisp and precise! If you want to take it to the next level – sink in the catch, only ever use polished slotted screws in the hinges – with slots lined up of course. Dispense with the chain and purchase some quality hinges that match the quality of the woodworking. Brusso or Hawthorne hinges are expensive but worth it to match the quality of your woodwork.

-- Madburg WA

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madburg

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#8 posted 03-15-2016 08:42 AM

Excellent design. Really like the louvered sides, crisp and precise! In my opinion if you want to take it to the next level – sink in the catch. Only ever use polished slotted screws in the hinges – with slots lined up of course. Dispense with the chain, and purchase some quality hinges that match the quality of the woodworking. Brusso or Hawthorne hinges are expensive but worth it to match the quality of your woodwork.

-- Madburg WA

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majuvla

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#9 posted 03-15-2016 10:03 AM

This top and inlays in grooves make this box special. Those are some nice ideas which I will sure use in my projects.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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MIThumb

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#10 posted 03-15-2016 03:08 PM

Very nice

-- MCP

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#11 posted 03-15-2016 04:26 PM

That is some nice walnut on the top – looks like a cresting wave. My thought is that there should be a small hand sketch of a schooner in the bottom right corner…

-- To every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, elegant, and completely wrong.

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#12 posted 03-15-2016 04:50 PM

It’s a very nice design and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 04-04-2016 01:38 PM

Nice!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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