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Ambrosia Maple box

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Project by Cheapguy82 posted 12-13-2016 03:36 PM 751 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I made as a Christmas present. It’s made of ambrosia maple and a dark brown wood that I got at the wood yard as a piece of scrap (it had split when previosly cut). I’m not sure what the dark wood is, but it was very soft and easy to work with. I used it in the corners of the box and made my own moulding for the bottom, which turned out pretty decent.

I had never tried gluing up strips of wood like I did to make the lid, so thay was nerve racking but fun to experiment with.

I put thin padding covered by felt in the bottom and the lid is friction fit. It was a fun project to do.

I hope yall enjoy it. As always, any feedback (positive AND negative) is welcome and appreciated!

Stephen

-- Stephen - Georgia





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 03:53 PM

Good job. I just love the look of ambrosia maple! Kudos on the moulding.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 12-13-2016 06:29 PM

Great job, awesome wood

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

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Cheapguy82

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#3 posted 12-13-2016 06:55 PM

Thanks, Ron and Ken!

Ron – I am in the Atlanta area and got the wood for this at Atlanta Hardwoods off of I285. If you haven’t been there, I suggest checking them out. I’ve always had decent luck with their stuff and prices.

Stephen

-- Stephen - Georgia

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 12-13-2016 07:21 PM

Thanks, Stephen! I used to buy from Atalnta Hardwoods … that is before I found Suwanee Lumber ... you should give them a look see! Nothing quite like picking out lumber board by board and having it delivered for free … used to be if it didn’t fit in the Jeep, I couldn’t have it. :(

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Cheapguy82

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#5 posted 12-13-2016 09:12 PM

I’ll have to definitely give them a look. I live on the south side of town, so Suwanee is a bit of a haul, but it may be worth it! Thanks for the info!

-- Stephen - Georgia

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#6 posted 12-13-2016 09:29 PM

This box is a real beauty and is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Cheapguy82

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#7 posted 12-25-2016 11:39 PM

Thanks, Charles! I really appreciate it very much

-- Stephen - Georgia

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