Padouk and Maple Box

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Project by Sandy posted 02-19-2017 10:32 PM 989 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Grandson Ian was over, and he wanted to build a box, so we went into my shop and found some maple and padouk scraps, then designed and sized the box to fit the material. I also had a few pairs of small hinges and some scraps of refinished maple plywood for the bottom (cutoffs from drawer bottoms that I had made for one of the closet projects), so I purchased nothing other than the small felt pieces that are on the bottoms of the feet and the inside of the lid. I finished it with rub on polyurethane, and then I ran it over the Beall buffers.

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#1 posted 02-20-2017 01:26 AM

I love that design, and the contrasting colours.
Great job between the two of you.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 01:50 AM

Thank you, Bob.


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#3 posted 02-20-2017 03:34 AM

Can’t wait till my grandson grows up and gets interested in woodworking. Nice box.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 12:09 PM

Thanks, Alex.

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#6 posted 02-20-2017 03:12 PM

nice job

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#7 posted 02-20-2017 07:26 PM

Nice box! But even better that you did it with your grandson and are passing this craft down to future generations.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#8 posted 02-20-2017 11:13 PM

Great job. I’m sure he will keep it forever. I bet he will want to be in the wood shop every time he comes over now. That’s a good thing!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 02-20-2017 11:19 PM

Thank you Sunshine, David, Dave and Jeff. @Jeff… well said about “fix it in a way…”

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#10 posted 02-21-2017 10:49 AM

Sandy, grandchildren projects are the best. Looks like the two of you had fun turning scraps into an interesting box May you both keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 11:13 PM

Very nice. I can’t wait until my sons are big enough to make some sawdust with me in the garage, too. Kudos!

-- Stephen - Georgia

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#12 posted 12-21-2017 10:05 AM

There is Ian thats 3 down !

-- Regards Rob

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