Figured Cherry and Maple, with Coffee Inlay

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Project by Bill posted 07-21-2016 07:11 PM 1157 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from tightly curled maple and highly figured cherry. Since it is designed as an internment box, the bottom is fastened on with brass screws. A buddy of mine laser engraved the name on the front, and the filler is fine coffee grounds (Turkish ground) and thin CA as the binder. The finish is several coats of wipe on poly, then waxed and buffed.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 07-21-2016 07:17 PM

Interesting choices in your staining process.

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#2 posted 07-21-2016 07:30 PM

Very, very nicely crafted and designed. Thanks for the share.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 07-21-2016 08:32 PM

Bill, this is a handsome box. I love the wood and the printing. The workmanship looks first class. It is difficult to judge from just two shots, but I think I would have added a lift so some sort and would have rounded the corners a bit more to accentuate the grain at the corners since this is such beautiful wood. However, each boxmaker has his own idea about what is beautiful in the box. Great job! Add more pictures if you can. I would love to see the back and the inside. Deep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 07-21-2016 10:03 PM

Nice box Bill ! Well chosen materials and marvelous construction ! goodon’ya.

don s. Havana Fl.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#5 posted 07-21-2016 11:10 PM

That is really cool, Bill I have never heard of that. I will make it a favorite so I remember it.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 07-22-2016 12:57 AM

Beautiful Bill, I’ve always felt that choosing the material, be it stone, or wood, is really where the beauty lies. It’s the artist who brings the beauty of the material out to show it’s greatness.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#7 posted 07-22-2016 12:25 PM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done. The engraving is a touch of class and the box has a lot of character and the wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 07-22-2016 03:01 PM

Nicely done Bill, the family of the deceased should be pleased with such fine craftsmanship.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 07-23-2016 02:35 PM

High quality and built from the heart. Super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 08-08-2016 10:40 AM

Nice looking box Bill.

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