Mango Box

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Project by Blake posted 10-30-2007 02:26 AM 3581 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I liked the design of my Honeymoon Box so much I decided to copy it with a piece of curly Mango wood I bought from a local guy who used to be a woodworker in Hawaii. This wood has a lot going on with the figure, swirly grain patterns, several different colors (including pink), and worm holes.

For now it holds some stones polished by my grandfather (who I never met) which I intend to set into box tops as gifts for my family.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 10-30-2007 02:43 AM

That’s really nice, Blake!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 10-30-2007 03:20 AM

This is the first time that I have ever seen Mango wood. That stuff is beautiful. I am going to have to find some of that stuff somewhere. Keep up the good work.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#3 posted 10-30-2007 03:27 AM

Great wood, great little box with a nice function. Are the sides and front/back joined with M&T joints (like a Stowe box)? How did you finish it? You were busy today with the posts. Thanks!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 10-30-2007 03:37 AM

Beautiful stuff!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 10-30-2007 04:14 AM

Another good one, Blake. I think you’re on to something with this method of constrution.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 10-30-2007 04:30 AM

Your box makes me look at our mango tress a little differently. Just don’t tell my wife.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#7 posted 10-30-2007 05:32 AM

mmm, delicious, and now beautiul. Never seen mango before!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#8 posted 10-30-2007 07:45 AM

Nice box Blake – I like the design – the Mango is alright too, but a little busy for my taste (of course that’s just me – it is beautiful though). I REALLY like the design.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 10-30-2007 08:58 PM

I agree with Cajunpen on the busyness of the wood. It actually looked better before I applied the oil. I made four of these at one time. This is the only one I have finished so far. I might try something different on the other three boxes. I will probably sell these or give them to family/friends. The original Koa Honeymoon Box is the keeper.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 10-31-2007 01:04 AM

I like your work, Blake and I particularly love your small wooden boxes! The wood is most unusual. I like the busyness.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#11 posted 10-31-2007 03:39 AM

I have a blueberry/bran muffin just about every morning for breakfast. I wanted to pick this box up and eat it for some reason. Hmmmm ;-) Another beaut Blake.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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