Black Oak Box

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Project by robert triplett posted 05-07-2010 04:13 AM 2038 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made with some quartersawn Black Oak that a local cabinet shop saved for me. I used some Spalted Curly Maple for the top. The splines are Walnut, top and bottom, and Padauk in the middle which also support the Oak tray. I used a leftover piece of Spalted Beech for the bottom. It’s a nice surprise when the tray lifts out. Watco Danish Oil for a finish. It’s about 10”wide x 8” deep x 6” High. It’s a very solid box. I added a small brass knob and some old steel hinges. I have more space for pictures, so some quick views of 2 other boxes. Redwood Burl and Birdseye Maple, and Walnut and Spalted Maple. Same finish. Small magnets for catches. A first for me and they work great. Thanks again Ken and Eric for the wood.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 05-07-2010 06:18 AM

Oh, that is so nice! That black oak is beautiful. Love the spalted maple too.

-- Scott

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 06:37 AM

Nice boxes Robert. I like the idea of using the spline for a tray support. I don’t think I’ve seen that before. Incidentally, I’m also in Katy, TX just like Scott above. I just noticed your in a town named after a girl too. lol What a small world LumberJocks is.

-- Jim

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 07:26 AM

Nice box

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 01:57 PM

Very nice looking boxes you made.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 05-07-2010 02:35 PM

I like them all. Great work.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 05-07-2010 02:38 PM

Nice boxes, are the lok miter cut’s so deep that they hold the inside tray up?
Well done.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 05-07-2010 04:11 PM

Mafe, I don’t use lock miters. I just cut a miter on my table saw and glue it together usinf tape as a clamp. then I cut a slot for the key. It is deep enough that the key holds up the box. It’s simple, but takes really long keys on the outside to get a small support inside.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#8 posted 05-07-2010 10:58 PM

Cabinet shop scraps? Why didn’t I think of that? We have a few in my locale. Will go “shopping” next week.

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#9 posted 05-08-2010 12:15 AM

great box/boxes.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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