Small Black Walnut Lift Top Box

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Project by needler22 posted 01-05-2010 03:02 AM 1763 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little lift top box is made of a solid piece of black walnut with a lot of burl in it. The handle is made of a small deer antler that has a threaded brass insert to accomadate a screw. It measures 6 3/4 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/4. I finished it with a gloss tung oil. Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 03:15 AM

Niiiiiccce! I’m a sucker for walnut and boxes….and walnut boxes.

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 03:37 AM

This is a nice looking box. Personally, I would prefer a handle made of wood – but that is just me.

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 03:56 AM

This is a nice looking box. I like the handle it gives it a different look.
Did you do this on the band saw ?
Great work and welcome to LJ’s !!


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#4 posted 01-05-2010 06:05 AM

Nice box!!! Hard to go wrong with walnut of this quality but you did a great job. I like the execution of the top with the rabbeted ledge onto which the top sets. I’m so-so regarding the pull – it is different which is a good thing, but it is different which is also a not-so-good thing. That was certainly a nice piece of walnut you worked with and your finishing really brings out the excellent qualities of the piece. In the second picture, it appears that the back side to bottom intersection is rounded and I don’t see a line. Did you perhaps rout the interior of the box?

I like it!


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#5 posted 01-05-2010 06:28 AM

wow …this is a good one ! welcome to lumberjocks

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#6 posted 01-05-2010 06:31 AM

Fantastic box. You did a great job of bringing the charector of the walnut out. Nice design and finish also.

Keep it up.


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#7 posted 01-05-2010 06:43 AM

Wonderful Box and super wood

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#8 posted 01-05-2010 12:30 PM

Beautifully made n nice design box.

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#9 posted 01-05-2010 02:50 PM

This is a beautiful box. Walnut is such a beautiful wood and you certainly had a nice piece to work with.

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 12:34 AM

great box and welcome to L J


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#11 posted 01-06-2010 12:41 AM

Very nice box… appears that you cut off the top and then hollowed out the interior? It looks very much like a bandsaw box without the glue seams. It turned out very nice and the finish is great….excellent job.

Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing your project with us.

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#12 posted 01-06-2010 03:20 AM

Beautiful Box. Nice looking piece of wood.

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#13 posted 07-30-2011 07:48 PM

”walnut with a lot of burl in it.”
Can you post some pictures of the burl please ?

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#14 posted 07-30-2011 09:58 PM

I don’t have any photos of it, I made that several years ago. Thanks for looking.

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#15 posted 07-31-2011 02:59 AM

ok ..thanks …the crotch figure around the branch in this one is awesome : )

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