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Ambrosia Maple box, holes and all

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Project by Nick424 posted 11-20-2016 12:44 PM 481 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a piece of Ambrosia Maple left from some earlier work and thought I would try grain matching around the corners.

After resawing the piece of wood, I took my time and paid close attention to my layout to get the grain running all the way around the box. One half of the board made the front and the left end, the other is the back and the right end.

This box has Cherry splines so they are there and working for strength, but do not take away from the beauty of the grain in the wood.

Finished with Danish oil and Minwax. I am pleased with the way it turned out.

Questions and/or comments welcome.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 01:13 PM

This wood realy looks awesome, ofcourse, box too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Durbs75

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 01:30 PM

Very cool box and you did a great job with running the grain around the corners!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA, http://cdnaturalcreations.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/CDNaturalCreations/

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 02:16 PM

Very good job matching the grain all the way around.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 02:42 PM

This box turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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recycle1943

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#5 posted 11-20-2016 02:57 PM

you should be pleased with the results, it a great display of mother nature and craftsmanship

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 11-21-2016 10:23 AM

Nick, I like the results of your grain matching. When a board has this much figure and color, matching the grain really sets the box off. Well done. If you have thick enough sides on your box, you can route and round the corners and still have the same grain match. I think the more subtle splines you used in your box are a better idea than the bolder contrast I used here.

-- Big Al in IN

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Nick424

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#7 posted 11-22-2016 02:03 AM


Nick, I like the results of your grain matching. When a board has this much figure and color, matching the grain really sets the box off. Well done. If you have thick enough sides on your box, you can route and round the corners and still have the same grain match. I think the more subtle splines you used in your box are a better idea than the bolder contrast I used here.

- Boxguy


That is a beautiful box Big Al. I have made a few out of thicker wood, but I like the look, and this sounds crazy, but I like the sound the thinner box makes. I did also use an 1/8 radius bit on some boxes but the family consensus is they like the sharp corners better so that is what I do most of the time. Thanks for the comments, and some day I might get brave and try some of those fancy angle boxes like you make.
Nick

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