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Project by geppetto posted 1651 days ago 1536 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ambrosia maple box 6” x 6” x 4”. Fashioned from solid piece of wood. Brass hinges and brass lid retainer. Gel varnish finish. Although lid retainer adds a nice touch to box, it is a real pain to install.

-- geppettoswoodshop.com





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dustbunny

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#1 posted 1651 days ago

Looks really pretty.
What kind of wood ?
Lid retainer is a nice touch,
install looks great.

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1651 days ago

Nice box!

This is usually referred to as ambrosia maple, because those streaks aren’t really spalting,,,, they are caused by an insect known as the ambrosia beetle.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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poroskywood

614 posts in 1949 days


#3 posted 1651 days ago

In the sawmill business, it is Wormy Maple, and it is pallet lumber. When I sell it or making something from it, I call it Ambrosia Maple.

Nice box, I like that it is from one piece of wood and that the streaks line up. (I love Ambrosia Maple and use it quite a bit) before I finish it however I use forced air from my compressor to blow the fine dust out of the holes.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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bigike

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#4 posted 1651 days ago

sweet, where did u get a lid retainer that small?

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

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Maveric777

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#5 posted 1651 days ago

Nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1651 days ago

Pretty cool box neat design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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geppetto

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#7 posted 1651 days ago

Thanks, that is my error. It is ambrosia maple.
Lid retainer came from Woodcraft.

-- geppettoswoodshop.com

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scrappy

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#8 posted 1651 days ago

Fantastic box. Wonderfull wood. Did you router it out or is bandsaw?

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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geppetto

30 posts in 1656 days


#9 posted 1651 days ago

My process of making boxes from one piece of wood is to cut the outside shape. Cut the top off. Cut the bottom off, then scroll saw out the middle piece. After that I glue the bottom back on and apply finish

-- geppettoswoodshop.com

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JoeinDE

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#10 posted 1651 days ago

Nicely done! It seems like you could make an even smaller box out of the cut-out from the middle of this one.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 1651 days ago

The Ambrosia Maple is beautiful !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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richgreer

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#12 posted 1651 days ago

Very nice. I have quite a few ambrosia maple bowl blanks. I think at least one of them is now destined to be a box.

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

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eddy

925 posts in 1949 days


#13 posted 1651 days ago

i use Ambrosia Maple a lot wood looks cool
nice box good design
thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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kosta

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#14 posted 1651 days ago

is the lid a single piece of maple

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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geppetto

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#15 posted 1651 days ago

The lid is a single piece of maple. The entire box was cut from one block of ambrosia.

-- geppettoswoodshop.com

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