A box with an ID crisis

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Project by Rob posted 08-26-2007 01:10 AM 1668 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from Gerronggang and Red Gum. It’s not sure if its a box or a cupboard!!
Gerronggang is a hardwood from the swamps of Indonesia and Malaysia. It saws, routs and finishes well, but planing is a bit of a pain. I use a Lie Nielson No. 4 with a high angle frog to give a “York pitch”
The lid panels and the base are all bookmatched. The lid panels come from the same Red Gum board. (sequential cuts.)
The inllays are Red Gum and could have made a little cleaner. Finish is Scandinavian Oil friction sealed by ROS to 4000g.




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#1 posted 08-26-2007 01:56 AM

beautiful design. I once had a little cardboard type box that opened like this. I really loved it. Never thought of doing it with wood

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 08-26-2007 02:43 AM

Very nice! The doors even have a little camber to them. Beautiful design and finish.

Question for you:

What is Scandinavian Oil friction sealed?

I’m guessing that it’s an oil finish that is “sanded in” using progressively less abrasive grits.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 08-26-2007 03:33 AM

Nice box or cupboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 08-26-2007 03:57 AM

I like very attractive color and I love the lid looks cool.

-- Jeff B.

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#5 posted 08-26-2007 07:28 AM

Rob your work has all be top notch – this box is no exception – Beautiful!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 08-26-2007 02:18 PM

Where did you hide this one, Rob. I don’t think you showed this to during my visit and you already know just how much I love small wooden boxes!

Love that finish, Mate – wait ‘til you see the box I worked on today.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 08-26-2007 04:01 PM

Very nice work … I say ya call it a cupbox! ; )

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#8 posted 08-29-2007 08:30 PM

You just have to love that wood. Nice work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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