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Maple and Purple-heart Box

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Project by JayCee123 posted 03-31-2017 04:41 PM 1814 views 17 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little “shelf-art” wooden box. Measures approx. 11” wide x 8” high x 5” deep. Made from Quilted Maple and Purple-heart. A Purple-heart ball was turn on my wood lathe and acts as the handle for a simple lift off lid. It was the first time I had ever turned a sphere … after several frustrating attempts it became fun. The piece was finished with shellac with lacquer as a final coat.





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cmmyakman

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#1 posted 03-31-2017 05:07 PM

Impressive, I’ve never seen this design before and your choice of wood is beautiful.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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Rich

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#2 posted 03-31-2017 05:51 PM

Impressive for sure. It looks like it belongs in a gallery.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 06:01 PM

This is a lovely box and quite impressive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 03-31-2017 06:25 PM

beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 03-31-2017 06:38 PM

really nice, well done

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Dan

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#6 posted 03-31-2017 07:09 PM

Gorgeous box. The way you did the lid fit is very impressive.

-- Dan

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#7 posted 03-31-2017 07:46 PM

There really are some talented Jocks on this site! I am so inspired by all of your projects. Beautiful box and very unique design.

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#8 posted 03-31-2017 08:08 PM

Oh my gosh, that is outstanding not only in lumber selection but design as well.
Why is that not a Top 3 selection ??

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 03-31-2017 09:06 PM

This is a very beautiful box! The recipient will be very happy indeed.

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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#10 posted 03-31-2017 09:23 PM

Outstanding…

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#11 posted 03-31-2017 09:42 PM

Well done, well done. It looks perfect.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#12 posted 03-31-2017 11:31 PM

Very nice. I love the Asian influence on your design.

-- Scott

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ralbuck

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#13 posted 04-01-2017 12:34 AM

They are so RIGHT! == BEAUTIFUL in all aspects.

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#14 posted 04-01-2017 01:23 AM

Quite whimsical and cleanly done

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#15 posted 04-01-2017 01:54 AM

Exceptional design and build. Love it.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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