Cherry Box

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Project by recycle1943 posted 06-15-2016 04:28 PM 1098 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple box made with some not so simple wood.
The box is 12” long x 5 1/2” wide x 5 1/4” high. It has a 5 degree taper from the top to midway down and the corners and edges are rounded over. I made the top as a drop in and it is the same width as the base.
Now the wood – The bottom is a 5/16” ‘slab’ of common dark cherry, the sides and top started as 3/4” spalted, wormy curly cherry with a chestnut strip thru the middle of the top with a chestnut lift handle.
The lift out tray is 1/4 sawn wormy chestnut as are the dividers and the shelf that it sits on. I used psa red felt to cover the tray and box bottom.
Finish is 5 coats of water base polyeurathane sanded to 400 grit between coats.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#1 posted 06-15-2016 06:11 PM

Sweet. Nice looking design, great looking wood, great execution on the build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 06-15-2016 07:20 PM

This box turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 06-15-2016 11:53 PM

Way to go Dick. Very nice. I love the different woods you used. Looks like chestnut corner keys which adds more class.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#4 posted 06-16-2016 02:40 AM

Yes, the keys are chestnut

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 06-16-2016 01:15 PM

Lookin good. The red felt is a nice addition to the beautiful cherry wood.

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

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