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Project by Asher posted 2539 days ago 1848 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some small boxes I build for christmas two years ago. One is made of walnut with bridseye maple. The other is made of oak with redwood burl. I also made many other wood combos but these are the two I have left. The slide top is is laminated from two 1/8”. The top one is veneered and champhered then laminated. Hope you enjoy.





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Max

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#1 posted 2539 days ago

Very nice box’s. Great tops. Do you have any problem with the tops cupping at all??

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

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Asher

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#2 posted 2539 days ago

The frist few I had to remake because the top veneered peice would cup so badly. I solved the problem by veneering the backside with some quartersawn cherry I had laying around and making sure the cauls I used in the laminating was flat. If you look close at the maple top you can see the cherry veneer layer is.

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Don

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#3 posted 2539 days ago

Yipee! Another box maker! The tops are beautiful. Asher, welcome to LJ’s – and in case you didn’t know, I just love small wooden boxes.

Can I suggest that you crop out more of the background in your pictures? That way we will see more box in the same space.

Looking forward to more small wooden boxes!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 2539 days ago

nice boxes ! I’m inspired to try one like them

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Chip

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#5 posted 2539 days ago

Beautiful wood and great woodworking Asher! What are the sizes? Thanks for posting these.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Asher

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#6 posted 2539 days ago

Chip thanks for the encouraging words.They are 2 1/2” h x 3 1/2” d x 6”l.

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 2539 days ago

Nice boxes Asher. I’ve been dying to try some veneering, maybe this will be the push I needed. I have some beautiful Walnut Burl veneer that is probably 40-50 years old. My wife works for a door company and her boss had about a dozen 8”x10” pieces from the 50’s for me to try. Gotta try it out.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Jeff

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#8 posted 2539 days ago

Really nice. I need to make some more. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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mot

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#9 posted 2539 days ago

Very nice boxes. I love a good box.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Jeff

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#10 posted 2539 days ago

I like them very much I am making a box myself right now, using inlayed walnut in pine, first time I ever did inlay work. If that goes good I think I may try something like these next.

-- Jeff B.

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 2539 days ago

very nice! I love the “secret” sliding lids

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dorje

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#12 posted 2538 days ago

good looking boxes!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 2538 days ago

Asher, you’d better watch out!! Ol’ Don is warmin’ up to want a box building contest!! Great work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bill

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#14 posted 2538 days ago

Now that would be an interesting contest..building boxes…

Nice work Asher.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Hawgnutz

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#15 posted 2538 days ago

Very nice boxes, Asher. I like to make boxes, too. My next ‘project” is a box of ash with walnut framing.
Very nice keys in joint!
I am with Bill. A box-making contest would please me some. Good excuse for geting new wood! LOL

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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