Lidded Boxes

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Project by Edward E Nock II posted 04-23-2017 06:32 PM 638 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these boxes are also gifts. Last DEC. I was given a block of spalted Maple approx. 13” sq. x 20” long. It’s moisture content was way over 20 o/o. My friend and yours, KARSON MORRISOM, & I whet to Dover Windows & doors where they had a bandsaw large enough to resaw the block. I had various thicknesses cut, from 5/8”to 1”. THey have been stickered since. the moisture content is now approx. 5 o/o.

The large box sides are made from Brown Oak w/ Walnut splines. The top is of the Spalted Maple.
The smaller box sides are of Sapepe with Maple splines. The top is of the Spalted Maple also.
They are finished w/ Lacquer Sanding sealer.


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#1 posted 04-23-2017 07:10 PM

You gotta love that Karson!

Beautiful work. Really tight miters!!

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 07:22 PM

Beautiful. Love the design and lines!

-- "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." -Charles Mingus

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 12:33 AM

Way to team up. Nice box,

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#4 posted 04-24-2017 12:39 AM

ED Some great looking gifts there ED

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#5 posted 04-24-2017 01:37 AM

Theses are really eye catching. I like the way you inset the lids. What type of hinge did you use? Again – really great looking boxes and very unique.

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#6 posted 04-24-2017 01:58 AM

Great unique box. I like your design!!

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#7 posted 04-24-2017 12:59 PM

BB1 I used a 1/8” brass rod



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#8 posted 04-24-2017 01:44 PM

This is a great creative box. I love this outstanding design and it is nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 04-24-2017 07:06 PM

Hey guys…...I can’t take credit for the design. It was an article in WOOD MAGAZINE , Nov 2013 # 222. I saw it and thought it would be a different project to do. I you look real close at the small box, you can see a wide spline. The line didn’t seat itself ( bottom out). So I tried to saw it out WRONG!!!! I reversed the box in the jig and missed the spline. “There are no mistakes in woodworking, just a chance to reevaluate your design”. I widened the spline and inserted a darker spline in it.

Thanks for all of your nice comments, ED


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#10 posted 04-24-2017 11:11 PM

Very nice choice of woods

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 04-25-2017 01:47 PM

Very nice boxes Ed!

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