Marblewood Trinket Box

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Project by Andy posted 09-11-2016 12:30 PM 909 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This marblewood box is actually a project I made and posted in the past but I was just starting to turn at the time and I left the bottom of the base way too thick. I realized this could cause splitting from wood expansion and contraction so I mounted in back in the scroll chuck for another go.

The finish is 5 coats of homemade danish oil to completely soak into the wood and bring out its color then 4 coats of gloss polyurethane to protect it.

Box measurements:
Lid on- 3 1/8” diameter 2 1/2” tall
Lid off- 3 1/8” diameter 1 3/4” tall
Inside- 2 3/8” diameter 1 3/8” deep

Thanks for viewing, Andy.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 01:53 PM

Nice turning Andy and cool wood too.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 09-11-2016 02:02 PM

Very well done! I thought it was Zebra wood when i first saw it, but Marble wood looks very interesting.

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia,

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#3 posted 09-11-2016 03:20 PM

Excellent work Andy!

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#4 posted 09-11-2016 08:11 PM

WOW, Andy, that is a beautiful box. Great choice of wood for it!!


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

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#5 posted 09-11-2016 08:30 PM

Andy, this is a wonderful piece. I love the wood.

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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#6 posted 09-11-2016 11:29 PM

Nice these are fun to make.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 09-13-2016 03:59 AM

Lidded boxes are fun to turn.Your box looks great…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 09-15-2016 08:57 AM

I first thought it was black limba. Nice wood! Nicer work!

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#9 posted 09-17-2016 04:15 PM

Very nice

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#10 posted 09-24-2016 01:53 AM

Hi Andy, nice to see the returning of the box worked out. Real nice finish on it again too.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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