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Project by Don posted 1700 days ago 1866 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lacewood with hard maple splines. Finished with Shellac and paste wax.
Made this as a gift for my wife last summer.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1700 days ago

Great idea. Welcome to LJ, to boot!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Joanne

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#2 posted 1700 days ago

Very nice, I love the woven top!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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#3 posted 1700 days ago

a butyful little box
welcome to L J

Dennis from Denmark

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huff

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#4 posted 1700 days ago

Don,
Great design on your box and the detail with the hard maple spline is a really nice touch. Your design talents are coming out, so keep up the good work and welcome to LJ’s. Hope to see more of your work.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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DonFaulk0517

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#5 posted 1700 days ago

Very nice… your design has smooth flowing lines and blends very well together. What is the woven top made from?

Welcome to LJ’s

-- DonFaulk0517@gmail.com

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Don

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#6 posted 1699 days ago

Thanks for the compliments everyone.

John, I have to confess that the maple splines were actually a screw up. I intended for them to be deep enough that the curve wouldn’t cut into them and have them covered by the top. When the curve did hit them I first let out a string of 4 letter words but then decided I liked the way they looked and made the top smaller so they would remain exposed.

Don, the woven top is just thin strips of lacewood.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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Blake

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#7 posted 1699 days ago

this is gorgeous! The splines in the miters almost look like dovetails from the shaping.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#8 posted 1699 days ago

Very nice! Both the design and execution are excellent!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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SPalm

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#9 posted 1699 days ago

Wow. That is just stunning. I can imagine you working those splines, but they really ended up as focal point of the box. The finish and wood selection are top notch.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 1699 days ago

A wonderful and charming design beautiful

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scrappy

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#11 posted 1699 days ago

Fantastic box. Love the splines. Another “Mid Proccess Design Change” success!

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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#12 posted 1699 days ago

Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 1698 days ago

Nice one Don.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 1695 days ago

Very nice. It is an elegant display of the lacewood. What method did you use to do the shaping?

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Don

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#15 posted 1695 days ago

Thanks everyone.

Paul, I used a table edge bit to do all the shaping. The sides were a little more than twice the length of the bit so it left a flat spot in the middle which I had to blend by sanding.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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