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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 11-18-2009 06:12 PM 1962 views 7 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The padauk top is glued up from two pieces. It was too thin and oily to make a decent joint, so I laminated it to a piece of 1/8” ash, and let that serve as the lip to keep the lid in place. The inlay is maple and walnut. Finish is BLO followed be several coats of wipe-on satin poly. Overall dimensions are approx. 8” x 5” x 3”.

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 11-18-2009 06:19 PM

Hey Charlie
This is a wonderful box with super wood and most beautiful as usual great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dustyal

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 06:21 PM

Beautiful box Charlie. I’d like to learn how to do those ribbon inlays. Nicely done. Did you do something to the ash edges in the lid. Looks like you might have applied a banding? And, the bottom box sides are inlayed, too?

Your just another example as to why I need to advance my box making skills…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Rj

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 06:21 PM

Great Job Charlie! the wood combinations go very well with each other.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 11-18-2009 06:25 PM

Beautiful. More food for thought as I work on a design for my wife’s Christmas present box….

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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#5 posted 11-18-2009 06:29 PM

Super look Charlie—really like the top
Did you inlay at the bottom of the box too?

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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rowdy

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#6 posted 11-18-2009 06:31 PM

Good lookin’ box, Charlie. About as pretty as a serving of bread pudding is delicious at the Bon Ton Cafe!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#7 posted 11-18-2009 06:37 PM

Beautiful box, great choice of woods and execution. Did I see pfurling(sp?) on the inside lip of the lid. Great job!

Doug

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#8 posted 11-18-2009 06:42 PM

Charlie, I think we all run out of superlatives when you present one of your new creations. Splendiferous box – you have outdone yourself! The joinery, choice of materials, the banding and the handle are all excellently done. You do good work, sir!!!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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rosewood

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#9 posted 11-18-2009 07:03 PM

wonderfull as always,

Rosewood,

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 11-18-2009 07:32 PM

Thanks, everyone!

Yes, there is a strip of maple inlay around the bottom of the sides. And yes, I happened to have a strip of banding the same width as the thickness of the ash lid backer, so I applied it just to dress it up a little… kind of an added surprise when you open the box.

Dustyal, to be truthful, the ribbon inlay was premade, so all I had to do was cut the grooves and glue it in.

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

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whitedog

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#11 posted 11-18-2009 07:40 PM

beautiful box , the inlays really add the pop.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Walnut_Weasel

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#12 posted 11-18-2009 07:49 PM

Looks good. I really like the banding on the underside of the lid.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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#13 posted 11-18-2009 07:56 PM

Beautiful. Goncalo Alves? Yet another new wood….

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#14 posted 11-18-2009 07:58 PM

Beautiful box Charlie. Of course, like Trifern, you knew that already. You’re getting to be quite the box maker, like our Don from down under. Lets hope you don’t become the critic he was. LOL. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 11-18-2009 08:10 PM

Mike, that’s a high compliment indeed. Now all I have to do is add “I just love small wooden boxes” to my signature line. :-)

Now let me go pull up your projects and get started on some constructive criticism…...

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

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