LumberJocks

Leopardwood Box ... Unhinged !

  • Advertise with us
Project by jaykaypur posted 04-18-2016 09:40 PM 1160 views 1 time 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!





14 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

23494 posts in 1910 days


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

That’s really beautiful

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

View Cajun Wood Artist's profile

Cajun Wood Artist

276 posts in 514 days


#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"

View lew's profile

lew

11494 posts in 3327 days


#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.

View Mean_Dean's profile

Mean_Dean

5345 posts in 2719 days


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

Beautiful little box—love that Leopardwood!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

4977 posts in 2239 days


#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 .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

5686 posts in 1615 days


#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.

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

4059 posts in 1837 days


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

That certainly is some beautiful wood.

View bowtie's profile

bowtie

977 posts in 1918 days


#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....

View jaykaypur's profile

jaykaypur

4016 posts in 1980 days


#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!

View htl's profile

htl

2486 posts in 731 days


#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.

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

5811 posts in 1864 days


#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

View devann's profile

devann

2246 posts in 2264 days


#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

View peteg's profile

peteg

3954 posts in 2395 days


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

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

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

View Roger's profile

Roger

20394 posts in 2376 days


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

Very spiffy lil box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com