Slide top boxes

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Project by Asher posted 08-17-2007 11:49 PM 2519 views 5 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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#1 posted 08-18-2007 12:26 AM

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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#2 posted 08-18-2007 12:44 AM

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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#3 posted 08-18-2007 01:11 AM

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!"

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#4 posted 08-18-2007 03:14 AM

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

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

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#5 posted 08-18-2007 03:44 AM

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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#6 posted 08-18-2007 05:59 AM

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

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#7 posted 08-18-2007 08:08 AM

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."

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#8 posted 08-18-2007 08:21 AM

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

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#9 posted 08-18-2007 09:48 AM

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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#10 posted 08-18-2007 02:03 PM

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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#11 posted 08-18-2007 02:06 PM

very nice! I love the “secret” sliding lids

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 08-19-2007 02:02 AM

good looking boxes!

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

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#13 posted 08-19-2007 03:25 AM

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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#14 posted 08-19-2007 05:49 PM

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

Nice work Asher.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#15 posted 08-19-2007 06:06 PM

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,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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