Walnut Box

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Project by BrokenArrow posted 04-02-2016 12:31 AM 735 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quick box made for a good friend’s neice’s wedding reception. First time I have ever done box joints on my table saw. Still like my jig, but this worked really well. Mostly walnut, with maple stripe, purple heart and lace wood lid, and lace wood for the trim around the bottom.

-- To each his own.......

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#1 posted 04-02-2016 03:54 AM

Beautiful box. I love the woods used, the colors, and the box joints. Where’s Cooper? Looks like my back yard in PA.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 04-02-2016 03:51 PM

This is so nice and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 04-02-2016 11:09 PM

Is this purple heart framing the top? How do you keep the vibrant color? Every time I sand purple heart it goes brown on me.

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 02:14 AM

reyems, Place the Purpleheart in the sun, the vibrant purple color returns…..............Beautiful box, creative use of different species of wood…..................................

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#5 posted 04-03-2016 02:29 AM

It is purple heart. The only time I have that trouble is when I sand by hand. Don’t have that trouble when using a power sander and I don’t understand why either.

-- To each his own.......

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#6 posted 04-03-2016 07:00 AM

Ah yes the Purple Heart!... magnificent timber, no wonder the US ARMY decided to name a military award after it,

It will go brown when being milled then after exposure to the sun its colour returns, maybe thats why the Award was given the same name.

Crashman is on to it!

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 04-03-2016 10:13 AM

Beautiful box. I like the top purple colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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