The "D" Box

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Project by JayDee posted 05-30-2010 05:16 PM 1994 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my previous project (Jim’s Humidor), I had some ideas about this design and wanted to make it. Since I don’t smoke a lot of cigars, I simply made it a box that can be used for anything. It is made of Birds Eye Maple, Brazilian Walnut for the marguetry and the corner splines, and Mahogany liner. The marquetry was done by the Boule method and is the matching set from Jim’s Humidor. The bottom of the box is black felt. The finish is three coats of wipe-on polyurethane, rubbed with steel wool and paste waxed.
Now on to my next project, Avery’s Dresser.

-- JayDee from Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 05:22 PM

very nicely done

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 05:34 PM

very nice, walnut and birds eye maple is one of my favorite combinations. beautiful marquetry.

-- Dale, manufacturer of exquisite mounds of firewood and sawdust.

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 05:37 PM

very nice job

-- Smitty!!!

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#4 posted 05-30-2010 05:45 PM

very good craftsmanship
How I wish I coud do that using Philippine available wood.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 05:57 PM

Wow Jay that’s one fancy box . I like the angled top the great woods and excelent marquetry it all spells out that it was made by a expert box maker.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 06:17 PM

Beautiful “D” Box. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 06:27 PM

Wonderful job JayDee!!
I like the lines of this piece – simple and elegant

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 06:57 PM

Beautiful job Jay Dee, superb craftsmanship and fantastic job on the marquetry.
Love the design and wood combo.

Can you describe the method you used to do the top frame? is it a flat panel glued on or what?...... thanks

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 09:12 PM

Awesome crafsmanship on your box. I looked at the rest of you site and you do great work and have a beautiful shop.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 10:12 PM

Fantastic box. Agree with all above. Love the slanted sides/lid on this. Superb workmanship!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 05-30-2010 11:04 PM

That is an excellent looking box. The wood combination looks great. Are those the Brusso hinges you installed? I have been looking at some in the catalogues and want to try them…Not sure how they are installed.

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#12 posted 05-30-2010 11:05 PM

I love the design, and the real wide keyed miters….

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#13 posted 05-31-2010 03:08 PM

WOW… I really like this box. Very well done. I really love the color combination & how the work on the lid was done. Very inspiring.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 05-31-2010 03:33 PM

This is one classy looking box. Very, very well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#15 posted 05-31-2010 11:37 PM

Nicely designed and made. I like the 2 different side angle cuts you made on it and then the marquetry work. I tend to make my comment first, then read others, so it doesn’t taint my feeling :-)

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