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Project by builtinabarn posted 02-06-2010 04:44 AM 1849 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is really My first decorative box. I have made cigar humidor boxes before, but they were square and pretty simple design. This box took a little more time and effort. Its made from cherry with a maple inlay. I went to a mill to buy a cherry log milled to 6” x 12” x 10’ (foot) for a customer project. I was hired to make a custom mantle for a fire place. Well I had just enough of a cut off left to make this box All of the cutting was done on the band saw. I sprayed on a catalyzed lacquer to finish the box. The Idea came from a similar project that was done on “The American Wood shop”. I’m sure my wife is going to love it.

-- Built in a Barn Bob





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#1 posted 02-06-2010 04:51 AM

Well done looks good

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#2 posted 02-06-2010 05:00 AM

well done

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#3 posted 02-06-2010 06:36 AM

Nice! WTG!!!

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#4 posted 02-06-2010 07:45 AM

It was great to see this. I cut out a similar box a few days ago, but the cherry may have been too wet. I left it in my cold shop and have been afraid to chek on it. If it is in good shape tomorrow, I will try the inlay idea. Your box looks great. My wife would love it!
Robert

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#5 posted 02-06-2010 08:27 AM

Nice work, it’s beautiful

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 02:32 PM

Bob, this is a gorgeous box. I have wanted to do one of these as well after watching Scott Phillips but just have not got around to it. Your version of the box looks really good and I particularily like your wood choice. Maple and cherry are my favorite combination.

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 03:15 PM

Excellent work and a great idea. I wonder if I can make one by Valentines Day.

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

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 04:47 PM

This one goes on the list of things to make – well done!

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#9 posted 02-06-2010 05:13 PM

The inlay accent really sets it off. Nice job.

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#10 posted 02-12-2010 08:32 PM

looks great

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