Lumberjocks Inspired Box

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Project by christopherw posted 05-11-2010 01:34 AM 2339 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Browsing LJ and rarely posting has its advantages. One is that I am constantly noticing new ways to do things. The top of this box is very similar to many that can be found on this site. It is spalted maple in the center with bloodwood and birdseye maple around it. The body of the box is walnut. This is also my first attempt at trays for a box. They are maple and bloodwood. I did my best to bookmatch the bottoms of the trays. I like to try something new with each project. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

-- CSW

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 01:36 AM

Great finish work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 01:39 AM

Attention to detail make the difference between amateur and pro… I particularly like the bookmatch on the bottom of the trays.. the top is very fine also.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 01:46 AM

I love them all.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 02:21 AM

Very nice work

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 02:55 AM

Very nice a great looking box

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 03:25 AM

This time it worked! very good design and nice job on the top and trays.

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

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#7 posted 05-11-2010 03:39 AM

Outstanding box… I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 05-11-2010 04:17 AM

Great box. You did a really outstanding job on the top – the different woods complement each other nicely. I agree with Glivingston with regards to the bookmatched tray bottoms – a very nice visual feature.

You done good!


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#9 posted 05-11-2010 05:27 AM

Beautiful box, wonderful choice of wood combination.
Fantastic finishing “detail” with the bookmatched trays, well done.

What finish did you use?
What are the dimensions?

Thanks for sharing?

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 05-11-2010 05:39 AM

I really like this box, it looks slick! What grit did you sand it to, and what finish did you use?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 05-11-2010 12:49 PM

Nice looking box christopherw. Is that a floating panel of spalted maple in the lid?

-- Jim

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#12 posted 05-11-2010 08:11 PM

Very classy looking box.

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#13 posted 05-12-2010 04:05 AM

Beautiful box. Looks great all around. Really like the way you made the trays.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#14 posted 05-12-2010 05:01 PM

great work – love the top

-- -erik & christy-

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#15 posted 05-12-2010 07:12 PM

The finish is simply three coats of shellac and finishing wax after sanding to 220. Came out way better than I expected. Box is roughly 9.5” x 5” x 6”.

-- CSW

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