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Project by GodofBiscuits posted 12-25-2009 12:14 AM 1474 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The two boxes here were built as a Christmas present for my sweetheart. I actually started working on the Padauk box and thought I had totally and completely messed up, so I began making the purple heart box as a replacement. In the end, both boxes came out amazing. well, amazing considering my skill level. The first box is made out of Padauk with a Baltic Birch ply top and Walnut handle and Maple bottom. The miter keys are made of Bolivian Rose wood and the box drawers out of Walnut with Cherry for the bottom. The second box uses Purple Heart instead of Padauk and does not have the Rose wood miter keys. The finish is general finishes Arm-R-Seal which went on amazing and other than the dust settling on the pieces, I only had to sand once before the last coat. I think I will try the satin next time and rub it to a semi gloss to achieve a smoother finish.

Thanks for looking.
:o)

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 12:19 AM

Beautiful box looks great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#2 posted 12-25-2009 01:43 AM

Some great looking boxes. Nice design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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bigike

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#3 posted 12-25-2009 02:00 AM

nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 03:07 AM

Awsome job, looks real good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 04:26 AM

Very nice. I especially like how the handles are recessed into the top of the lid. Well done

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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woodworm

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#6 posted 12-25-2009 06:16 AM

Very nice box with great finish.
Well done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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scrappy

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#7 posted 12-25-2009 06:24 AM

Great boxes. Fantastic design. Really like the reccessed handle. Great choice of woods.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 12-25-2009 12:47 PM

Sweet she will be happy I’m sure!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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webwood

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#9 posted 12-25-2009 08:47 PM

very well done!

-- -erik & christy-

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itsmic

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#10 posted 02-25-2011 02:15 AM

Sharp looking boxes, very clean, exact craftsmanship, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-30-2011 11:11 PM

those are very nicely done. really liking the splines, and the wood combo/s go great together

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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