Crotch Mahogany Box

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Project by mnorusis posted 11-09-2009 04:42 PM 2448 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first box. It’s made out of Crotch Mahogany with birdseye maple corner splines that you can’t really see. Currently finished with BLO and I still need to apply the Deft Spray that I’ll be using for the final finish.

There are sooooo many things I’ll be doing differently (hopefully that means better) on the next one I make, but at least everything I do gets a little better each time.

For my first time installing Barrel Hinges, I was veyr please with how well I accomplished that.

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#1 posted 11-09-2009 05:06 PM

Great first, beautiful wood.

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

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#2 posted 11-09-2009 05:23 PM

Very nice box out of beautiful wood!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-09-2009 05:40 PM

When your wood is that pretty, it’s hard to go wrong!

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

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#4 posted 11-09-2009 05:54 PM

beautiful box…

what i like about making boxes is the one you are working on is the best but the next one will be better.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 11-09-2009 06:29 PM

This is a fantastic box with amazing wood an outstanding first box.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-09-2009 06:36 PM

Very nice. I really like your choice of wood.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 11-09-2009 07:25 PM

Great job!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 11-09-2009 07:28 PM

very nice looking box!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#9 posted 11-09-2009 08:35 PM

Fantastic box. You did the right thing by keeping the design subtle and letting the that beautiful wood do the rest.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 11-09-2009 09:47 PM

great looking box, with some amazing grain..

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#11 posted 11-09-2009 10:01 PM

Hi A fantastic box for a first you deserve a pat on the back ask a loved one to do it on my behalf
if the next one gives you the same joy u are on a winning formula. well done
Regards Roger SA

-- Africa is not for sissies

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#12 posted 11-09-2009 10:20 PM

That’s a beautiful any # box, my Friend!! That wood leaps off the page!! Really Great Job!!

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

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#13 posted 11-09-2009 10:39 PM

that looks awesome—where do you get the crotch mahogany

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#14 posted 11-10-2009 12:31 AM

Very nice job on the box & that wood is gorgeous.

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#15 posted 12-17-2009 02:25 AM

sweeeeeeet box, love the crotch mahogany never seen it before till now.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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