Leopardwood Box ... Unhinged !

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Project by jaykaypur posted 04-18-2016 09:40 PM 1061 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me a small piece of leopardwood and I was able to have enough to make this box. The box measures 7” x 7” x 3 1/2”. The pictures don’t do it justice as it absolutely glistens as you see it from different angles. The hardest part was the lift on the top. Made 4 different handles/lifts before I finally decided to just keep it simple. The lift is beveled 45 degrees and the fingers fit under if perfectly. Finished with 2 coats of Howard’s wax. Thanks for the comments and looks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 10:20 PM

That’s really beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 10:55 PM

Very nice…Love that Leopardwood…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#3 posted 04-18-2016 11:16 PM

Beautiful! The finish really makes the grain POP!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 04-18-2016 11:41 PM

Beautiful little box—love that Leopardwood!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 04-19-2016 12:05 AM

A very nice box that you managed to get out of the wood available and the lift handle suites it just perfect and a lot of time keeping it simple is the best .
Love that Leopard wood its just so beautiful .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 04-19-2016 12:35 AM

That sure is a cool looking box. I agree with Lew. It really popped. Does this mean you got the wood from a Leoapard-Con?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 04-19-2016 12:49 AM

That certainly is some beautiful wood.

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#8 posted 04-19-2016 01:03 AM

Beautiful work Jay, was it hard to work with? I have a couple of pieces me and a buddy plan on making flutes of

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#9 posted 04-19-2016 03:08 AM

Bowtie….its not hard to work with but it is prone to chip/flake on the edges as you are sawing, planing, etc.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 04-19-2016 03:12 AM

That is some fine looking wood and the box fits it to a tee.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#11 posted 04-19-2016 01:44 PM

Beautiful piece—very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 04-19-2016 06:03 PM

That’s a pretty little box. Some nice looking wood. Well done.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#13 posted 04-19-2016 09:16 PM

fabulous piece of timber, I like your version of the lift, nice & simple

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 04-22-2016 12:25 PM

Very spiffy lil box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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