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Project by bluemax posted 02-25-2010 04:14 AM 2279 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some veneer left over, some off cuts and this is what i came up with.

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 04:45 AM

Very original. Looks good. Is that Ebony and Maple?

-- Tim W, New Hampshire Woodworker

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 05:51 AM

I used a black dyed wood ( likely maple ) and sycamore for the veneer panel. Sycamore stays white while maple oxidizes to an amber hue over time. Using sycamore means that you can maintain your black/white contrast over time. I also used a laquer finish that will stay clear and not an oil based finish that will also aquire an amber colour.

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 06:01 AM

Nice. Very original.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 05:50 PM

Original and unique. Very cool piece, especially since you used up some extras/scrap.

Any plans for it’s usage? Or just a decorative piece?

Maybe you could make a few more similar boxes nested inside with various wood species, if the dimensions would allow for it?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 04-21-2010 02:58 PM

Totally agree with you on the sycamore point. Strange that they’re from the same family and have this difference in properties. Lovely piece of work


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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