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Highly figured white oak box

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Project by Aj2 posted 04-10-2017 08:43 PM 1245 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to share the first version of my horned boxes.Really gnarly wood to work i had to scrape and sand.This wood could not be hand planed.
Hope i can inspire others to take your time and do your best!
Thanks for looking

-- Aj





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EugdOT

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#1 posted 04-10-2017 08:56 PM

Very nice

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 09:08 AM

Aj, you have used some beautiful wood here. Nice job on the dovetails. The “horns” are an interesting concept as are the small feet. Your patient scraping really brought out the figure in the grain. I see you have mastered quadrant hinges…nice work. The lid looks a little heavy to me. Why did you choose to make it so thick? Thanks for sharing your excellent work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 04-11-2017 01:01 PM

looks great

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Bobsboxes

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#4 posted 04-11-2017 01:37 PM

Beautiful wood, nice use of great wood.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 04-11-2017 01:41 PM

It’s a nice looking box and very creative.

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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Aj2

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#6 posted 04-11-2017 01:59 PM

Thanks for the comments,Box guy asked about the thickness of the lid.Your are correct box guy I do leave them a little thick.Thin pieces will sometimes warp and twist more when I saw the parts away from the base.

-- Aj

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#7 posted 04-11-2017 05:27 PM

A nice clean design and I like the horn touch. That wood is amazing looking!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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woodcox

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 06:20 PM

Beautifully done Aj. The pin feet are interesting, good idea there.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#9 posted 04-11-2017 08:11 PM

Not like any oak I’ve seen before….very beautiful wood and final project!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 04-12-2017 03:17 AM

OOOH LA LA! Love that grain! My wife cracks me up…says she doesn’t like white oak because of the grain, but I spotted a dresser with a mirror for sale up the street from us. Yup, QSWO. I didn’t tell her until we got it home. It’s gorgeous, like this box. Those horns are an interesting feature. I have some small boards with that kind of figure. I’ll keep collecting pieces until I can make another chest for my carving tools from nicely figured QSWO. Given my cheapness, that may not happen before I die, though. :/

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 05-31-2017 02:50 AM

Count me in the group which is not at all fond of oak…..........until now.

-- Dale

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