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Project by Duff posted 07-06-2017 03:28 PM 692 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My girlfriend and I went to Orlando and stopped to look at some wood for the cutting board and wine butler I made for a wedding gift. She really liked this piece of cocobolo so we picked it up so I could make some out of it. I had a piece of bubinga and some curly maple so I decided as the cocobolo was thin stock I’d incorporate it into the lid of a box. This is the result. Thanks for looking.

I got around to getting a picture of the insid. I glued the cocobolo to this piece of birdseye maple.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix





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Sandy

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#1 posted 07-06-2017 05:43 PM

Nice box. I’d like to see pictures of the inside, and I am wondering about how you finished it.

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Duff

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#2 posted 07-06-2017 06:59 PM

Thanks Sandy. I used wood conditioner because of the maple sucking up the finish like a drunken sailor on shore leave. (No offense to our naval brothers out there) Then I lightly sanded and applied spray semigloss polyurethane. As soon as the final coat dries I’ll snap a picture of the inside.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 07-06-2017 08:26 PM

Looks like a masterpiece to me! Very nice looking and nice finish too! Bet your glad your glad your girlfriend brought your attention to that Cocobolo, She deserves some credit and some extra love! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Duff

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#4 posted 07-06-2017 08:37 PM

Thanks Tony! Yeah, she’s a good woman. The cocobolo is gorgeous wood. I have some left and put aside.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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Boxguy

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#5 posted 07-07-2017 07:17 AM

Duff, I like your design and your choices of wood and finish. The pegs are a nice touch. I too would like to see the inside.

You can edit in additional pictures any time you like, just hit the red “edit” and your article will go into edit mode. Don’t forget to save your edits by hitting the “save” at the end of the posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Duff

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#6 posted 07-07-2017 08:44 AM

Thanks Big Al. I’ll try and add a photo of the inside later today.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 07-07-2017 02:23 PM

The color combo and styling are first rate Duff! The Cocobolo against the maple is a great touch, especially with the sap wood streaks.

Did anyone mention you should post a photo of the inside? 8^)

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-07-2017 03:03 PM

You did a very nice job on this box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Duff

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#9 posted 07-11-2017 06:18 PM

Added a picture of the inside of the box.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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