Mahogany and Maple Burl Box

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Project by generick posted 09-07-2016 04:23 AM 985 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box was made for silent auction benefiting a wildlife charity. I kind of wanted to keep it after it was done. It was my first attempt at creating lock miters for a box. The hinges are Brusso stop hinges.

The body is mahogany with lock miter corners
Maple burl lid, as are the base, and accents
Buckskin suede lining
Hidden storage compartment between the bottom of the box and the base

The finish is Odie’s oil on the burl and Watco neutral on the rest.

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 04:50 AM

Nice job!

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#2 posted 09-07-2016 09:38 AM

Very nice design. The burl details inside and out set this off.

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#3 posted 09-07-2016 02:39 PM

You have been busy! Excellent mix of materials.

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#4 posted 09-07-2016 10:11 PM

I can see why you wanted to keep this box—it’s beautiful! I like the mahogany carcase—and love that burl lid!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 09-11-2016 06:13 PM

Thanks for the comments.

The most challenging part was making the burl drawer separators. They kept breaking because of voids hidden inside the burl wood. I eventually got it done with the help of some epoxy.

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.

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