Maple box

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Project by emtwoodworker posted 12-18-2009 08:46 PM 1351 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a box that I just finished. Figured maple with walnut and 6 coats of minwax wipe on poly.

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 08:54 PM

Wow! That maple just shines! The combination of maple and walnut is just about the best there is.

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 09:13 PM

Great looking box. The wood combo is very nice. I just finished some boxes using curly maple and wipe on poly for the first time. Its a great wood to work with. Great job!

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 09:14 PM

Beautiful box, whoever gets it is gonna love it.

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 10:28 PM

Kool box, very lovely.

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 11:35 PM

This is a gorgeous box. You chose a nice combination of woods as well. Walnut and maple compliment one another well.

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 11:46 PM

Awesome… just awesome.

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#7 posted 12-19-2009 12:05 AM

Gorgeous box, with my two favorite woods. I don’t believe anyone can go too wrong using maple and walnut for boxes. Love the strips – inlay or glue up? Either way, they accent the box nicely.

Great job.


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#8 posted 12-19-2009 12:26 AM

sweet job, how did u finnish so fast that wipe on poly takes so long to dry? lol ;-)

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#9 posted 12-19-2009 02:38 AM

nice box the grain on the top looks lovely..

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#10 posted 12-19-2009 04:28 AM

I like it. BZ

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#11 posted 12-19-2009 04:35 AM

Very cool box great design and woods

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#12 posted 12-20-2009 01:10 AM

Thanks for the comments. Jim, I inlaid the walnut strips.

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