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Project by mnorusis posted 12-25-2009 10:44 PM 1693 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a curly maple and bloodwood jewelry box for a Christmas present. I’m really starting to like the finished look of bloodwood, but still learning what I can and can’t do in order to minimize chipout.

Finish is equal parts mixture of BLO, Tung Oil and Glossy Poly, covered w/ 4 coats of Deft Satin spray.

I think making boxes is my current favorite. So many different things you can do to make them different and provide ample opportunities to try new things.

-Mike





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webwood

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 10:49 PM

lookin good – maple goes with about anything

-- -erik & christy-

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richgreer

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#2 posted 12-25-2009 10:50 PM

Very nice. From the pictures I cannot tell how big it is. Could you comment on the dimensions?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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DrBreakIt

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#3 posted 12-25-2009 10:55 PM

Very nice. I like the stripe and feet with the top.

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ratchet

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 11:06 PM

Mnorusis; Very nice box! The contrasting woods work well together. The simple structure and fine details definitely add to the overall effect.
Thanks for sharing.

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 11:14 PM

Great looking box and love the wood combination…......... keep it up.
You will find box making “addicting”..........

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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bigike

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#6 posted 12-26-2009 12:42 AM

now that’s a sexy box the red from the bloodwood and the tan from the maple look so nice together,great job.

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

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AngelofDeath

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#7 posted 12-26-2009 01:08 AM

Very nicely done…I really like how bright the bloodwood looks. I got a large stick of it…and it looks nothing like that.

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ChuckV

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#8 posted 12-26-2009 02:33 AM

That is a fine looking box. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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Dudley

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#9 posted 12-26-2009 03:48 AM

Mighty nice one. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Monty Queen

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#10 posted 12-26-2009 08:20 AM

Awsome job, looks real good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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mnorusis

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#11 posted 12-28-2009 09:53 PM

Thanks everyone!

The dimensions are approx. 5” x 11” x 4.5” tall (including the lid, which adds about 1/2” to the height)

I’m starting to want to buy a new miter saw…I can only cut mitered ends on boards up to about 4” tall (or wide I suppose…cutting into the edge grain if that makes sense). Which severly limits the height of the boxes I can currently make. Although, I think I have some cool designs in mind that will allow me to work around this limitation.

Also, my mitered corner joints still aren’t near as perfect as I can get them…funny thing is there were more issues when I used a stop block rather than measuring out each piece and cutting…go figure.

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Dave Owen

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#12 posted 01-23-2010 11:28 PM

Hi Minouusis – You do beautiful work, and seem to have a great eye for color and contrast, as well as natural woodworking skills. I’m pretty new to Lumberjocks, and would have missed seeing your work until you next posted. I’m glad you did.

-- Dave O.

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