Walnut box

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Project by mtnwild posted 01-28-2010 04:22 PM 2148 views 11 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a request for another box. They wanted a nice basic box. Not so fancy as the heart box. So, this is what I came up with.
The wood is all from the same log. I tried the ebonizing with black ink to keep cost down.
The lid is two pieces glued and shaped with the handle built in. The lid cupped a little on me after it was finished, but not too bad.
It’s 9×7, wipe on poly finish.
Hope you enjoy.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 04:28 PM

That’s beautiful! The built-in handle makes the box stand out.

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 04:33 PM

Nice contrast with the trim. Good job, I really like the way you did the handle, very nice design.

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 04:34 PM

Perfectly simple. Love the contrasting shades.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 04:54 PM

Excellent! This clean and simple design really shows of the beauty of the wood. I particularly like the way you were able to get the grain to go around the corners

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 04:54 PM

Nice box and beautiful grain patterns.

-- Jim

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 05:01 PM

This is so elegant looking with the walnut skirt, and nice proportions. The integrated handle is a great idea too.
You really did a great job on this box, thanks for letting us see it,

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

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 05:12 PM

I love the grain patterns and the design of the box shows it off perfectly. Great job on the handle as well. Very fine build.

-- 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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#8 posted 01-28-2010 05:51 PM

Beautiful, simple, and what a figure on the wood. The simplicity is perfect to show off the wood.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 05:55 PM

Wonderful and beautiful very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 01-28-2010 07:15 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#11 posted 01-28-2010 07:38 PM

Thanks everyone!!

Love to work with walnut! This wood was passed to me from a woodworkers shop that no longer was in use. Came in a small round and it’s amazing to me it never ended up in some fire place. I love cutting into a blank and discovering what’s inside.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#12 posted 01-28-2010 07:38 PM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#13 posted 01-28-2010 08:32 PM

Very nice looking box

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#14 posted 01-28-2010 10:39 PM

Gorgeous !! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 01-28-2010 10:50 PM

Looks good from here Jack!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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