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Project by athomas5009 posted 06-16-2016 06:37 PM 942 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a maple and red oak jewelry box I finished not to long ago. I’m not a huge fan of red oak because it seems like it’s every where but i found this particular board to be very interesting. It reminded me of tiger striping, hence the name.

The lid is maple burl veneer and the trim and trays/dividers are from the same board, even though the grain is interrupted by the maple sides I tried to achieve a continuous flow on the rest of the box. The inside is lined with suede and hinged with side rail hinges. The finish is oil/poly home brew with a cpl coats of paste wax.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 06-16-2016 10:47 PM

Nice work, Really nice design

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

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athomas5009

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#2 posted 06-16-2016 11:14 PM

Thanks, I was pleased with how it came out. Especially the bottom trim/feet. All my previous boxes had retangular bottom trim this time I decided to add the curves and it acts more like feet and adds a bit of elegance.

Andrew

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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poospleasures

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#3 posted 06-16-2016 11:23 PM

really nice great selection of wood with good lines and good craftsmanship

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

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#4 posted 06-17-2016 01:11 AM

That is some really striking grain. A very nice box.

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athomas5009

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#5 posted 06-17-2016 02:12 AM

Bob – ever since I ran across that board I usually scan the top of the red oak pile for ones like it. I have 3 more I’ve found since. I’m not really sure what causes it but I’d guess elements/minerals near bye and the tannic acid.

Andrew

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#6 posted 06-17-2016 03:57 AM

That’s an outstanding piece of wood and it ended up in a nice project!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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athomas5009

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#7 posted 06-17-2016 01:15 PM

Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

Andrew

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#8 posted 06-17-2016 01:44 PM

beautiful

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athomas5009

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#9 posted 06-17-2016 06:35 PM

Thanks David.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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