Wedding gift

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Project by Nick424 posted 10-19-2016 02:33 AM 1280 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

+This is a box made as a wedding gift for a friends son. The dark wood was given to me by a friend who did some planing for a customer, and recieved it as payment. When he asked what it was, he was told “Junkro”. He also gave me a piece of Posion wood. The body of the box is curly soft maple, and the bottom is lined with black suede. The top was a 7/8 thick, so I tried to resaw it. I got a little off and the piece I planned on using for the bottom was just under 1/8 after I flattened it with the drum sander. I thought that it might be too thin, so I laminated it to some plywood before putting it in the bottom. The inside trays are of walnut, with a natural knot hole used as a finger hole. Finished with Tung oil and wax.
I had not made anything for twenty years until I took over the garage last year and started to get back to hobby woodworking. It feels good! Questions or comments welcome.
Thanks for looking, Nick

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#1 posted 10-19-2016 03:41 AM

Great box and present!! Like the combination of woods, splines look nice, especially like the unique bottom.

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#2 posted 10-19-2016 04:45 AM

First off Nick, Welcome to Lumberjocks and I’m glad you got back to woodworking. The box is Gorgeous and I love the height and shape of the darker bottom. Top Notch, keep it up. Post another picture of the front view.

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#3 posted 10-19-2016 10:23 AM

Wonderful gift, beautiful box. From awesome shaped stand to thin splines, woods/colours combination is great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-19-2016 11:06 AM

What a beautiful gift. The wood selections are great. Thanks for sharing your project.

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#5 posted 10-19-2016 03:57 PM

Nice work – I like how you kept the sapwood as an accent and the maple tab for the lid.

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#6 posted 10-19-2016 11:23 PM

Thank you Turtle, I do feel welcome. here are a couple pictures in the sun.

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