Mahogany Bandsaw Box and Boxette

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Project by ratchet posted 01-05-2010 04:27 PM 2732 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes are made from glued up mahogany scraps. The much smaller “ring boxette” is the waste from the larger box…so its 2 for one! I was going to make a really tiny box as a gimmick from the waste cut from the boxette, but decided that dollhouse furniture is not in my future.

The bigger box: Mahogany body and drawer, tiger maple handle. Finish is 3 coats of cut shellac (2 lb. ). Still going to either flock or line the drawer interior (no jokes please). And a good waxing sometime soon.

The Smaller Ring Box: Mahogany (scrap from the bigger box) with tiger maple front face (again scrap leftover from making the handle on the other box). Finish: Potassium Dichromate (3 coats) to oxidize and make it old time red in color. Wiping varnish over that.

Comments and critiques welcome.

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 04:32 PM

Very nice box. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 05:30 PM

Ratchet, I always like curved boxes. These are very nice and the finishes are great too. What was the compass there for? just to show the size?

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 08:39 PM

Nice lines. You did a great job.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 10:08 PM

SimonSKL; Yes…to show small size of box.

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 11:43 PM

I like the use of K2Cr2O7 to deepen the colour to an oldy worldy red.. nice.. and I like the way the false drawer front of the small box matches the outer profile of the carcass. Very smooth transitions.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 01:53 AM

Very nice boxes. I like how you used the waste from the larger box to make the ring boxette.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 02:25 AM

K was always my favourite element… These look like well finished boxes – nice and smooth.

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 04:08 AM

Both boxes are beautiful. Great choices on the styles and woods used. Anyone would be proud to display these!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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