Boxes for Christmas

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Project by Ronald Fontenot, Jr. posted 12-18-2009 03:22 AM 2177 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some of the boxes I have built and had around the house; I put them as a collection to show the different colors I’ve worked with.. The boxes are quite simple but the exotic woods make them interesting. The padauk box has a walnut top with curly maple inlay. The canary box has a bloodwood top. The bubinga box has wenge inlay.

-- Chip, Westlake

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 03:30 AM


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#2 posted 12-18-2009 03:31 AM

These are very nice boxes.

-- Dovetail

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 03:33 AM

Wow Chip boy are you ready for boxing day:-)) Great job and super boxes.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 03:51 AM

Wow – that’s a lot of boxes! They all look great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 04:08 AM

I like making boxes. These are great.

-- Common Sense is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious 1001 and Obvious 1002 their freshman year.

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 04:18 AM

Thats a good number of nice looking boxes.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 04:18 AM

Hey, this is very good inspiration. Thanks a lot for sharing your work. What do you use for finish? Satin poly?

Boxes are fun to build but they require precision joinery and patience, particularly when dealing with inlays, right? This is good work.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 04:23 AM

sweet. what do u use for a finnish on all these boxes it looks smooth as glass?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#10 posted 12-18-2009 05:01 AM

That’s alot of boxes, and they are beautiful, nice job.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 12-18-2009 05:04 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments. The shiny finish is polished lacquer and the dull finish is satin water varnish. You can find tips by going to Youtube and plugging “small boxes” into the search box.

-- Chip, Westlake

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#12 posted 12-18-2009 05:14 AM

Ronald, that’s a great collection of boxes and I like how you’ve used the different combinations of wood. Very nice.

-- John @

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#13 posted 12-18-2009 05:22 AM

WOW thats a Lot of Very Nice Boxes

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 12-18-2009 08:19 AM

Great job on all those boxes. The look very good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 12-18-2009 01:24 PM

Great collection of boxes. They are fun to make, aren’t they!
Nice wood selection.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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