Three Incense Boxes

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Project by majeagle1 posted 01-08-2010 03:19 AM 2843 views 17 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another commision that I did for a friend in NY. I probably should have posted them individually but they are identical except for the types of wood. The bottoms are not lined but are made with the same wood as the top.

Three incense boxes made from: ( Front to Back )
Lacewood & Wenge
Bloodwood & Caribbean Rosewood
Zebrawood & Birdseye Maple

Dimensions are: 14×2 x 4.5

Finished with Danish and Black Bison Wax

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 01-08-2010 03:27 AM

oh …very beautiful…i love the wood choices…great job….might have snow down south here tonight…wood stove is out of commission for the time being…....short time being..i think im going insane…make some saw dust for me…........

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 03:30 AM

Great Boxs ! Very classy indeed

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 03:41 AM

Beautiful wood + Excellent workmanship = Beautiful & excell boxes!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 03:46 AM

Very nice Gene—great contrasts of woods- beautiful workmanship

-- Mike --

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 04:22 AM

First class! Great wood combinations and beautiful construction.

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

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#6 posted 01-08-2010 05:47 AM

Beautiful. I especially like the wenge and lacewood.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 01-08-2010 07:03 AM

Super… Gene these are fabulous.. I go with Dougie.. the wenge and lacewood ..[aka Silky Oak in Australia]

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 08:06 AM

Great boxes. Love all the wood choices. Don’t think I could pick a favorite. They are all great.

Keep it up.


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

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 05:05 PM

they look great
gives me a good idea for thiner scraps
thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 10:37 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! The wood combos are perfect. I never would have thought to put the birdseye maple with the zebrawood. Very, very nice.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#11 posted 01-08-2010 10:55 PM

Very beautiful work and fantastic woods too.

I found these especially interesting because my son bought an incense box that has some scroll sawed fretwork on it and a small hole at each end. An incense rod ( a wire covered with incense) is inserted in the holes at each end which leaves it suspended along the middle of the box. the incense is then burned safely right inside the box with the lid down and the aroma comes out of the fretwork holes. Do yours work like that?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 01-09-2010 12:11 AM

Beautiful..these look so classy lined up together. You have a nice eye for combining woods.


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#13 posted 01-09-2010 01:39 AM

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, I am glad that you enjoyed these…...

Stefang: These do not allow burning the incense inside, however, I have seen some like that along time ago and have thought about creating some like them. If I do, I will post them….........

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#14 posted 01-09-2010 02:26 AM

good job, i have to make some of these myself or an incense box anyway. i burn the egyptiam musk or the fresh linen. they make your house smell so good.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 01-23-2010 01:10 AM

I really like these! They are all elegant looking, but my favorite one is the Wenge and Lacewood. Your handle is perfect for the size and design too.
Well done Gene, now enter something in the contest :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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