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Maple, Purpleheart and Stained Glass Box

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Project by CKM posted 1543 days ago 1946 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box a little bit ago and am just getting around to posting it. It’s a pretty simple box that is made of hard maple with purpleheart splines and handle. The top of the box is a piece of purple stained glass to compliment the purpleheart. The photos don’t really show that glass very well but I assure you, it is glass. :) I’ve done quite a few stained glass panels in the past and have wanted to work more glass into my wood work. In (hopefully) my next project I would like to create a stained glass panel, instead of just a single sheet. I’ll be sure to post that project when it’s completed.

I finished the box with multiple coats of tung oil and a couple coats of wipe on poly. It has some small brass hinges for the lid.

Hope you all enjoy!

CKM

-- CKM - Minnesota





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darryl

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#1 posted 1543 days ago

that’s a pretty sweet box.
I like the maple and purpleheart contrast.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1543 days ago

Now this is really REALLY NICE wow

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#3 posted 1543 days ago

Very attractive little box, my Friend!!
I really like the Glass… I’ve used plastics before, but I’ll have to be brave and try some glass one of these days…
Great Job!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 1543 days ago

Very nice… simple but elegant!

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

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Shay

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#5 posted 1543 days ago

Very nice once again dude.

-- Centerville, MN - Hobbyist and DIYer

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#6 posted 1543 days ago

I’m a sucker for a nice box. Very nice work CKM…

I like the top… Very cool…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#7 posted 1543 days ago

From one box maker to another…VERY nice box.

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donjoe

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#8 posted 1543 days ago

Very nice job. Really great looking box.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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BertFlores58

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#9 posted 1543 days ago

Very nice!
Suggest that you can include some etching work on top. I do some lettering on glasses using a rotary machine with 1/8 glass etching toolbit. You can personalize the box by putting the name on the top. That will enhance every glass you put into the project. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 1543 days ago

Great looking box. Stained glass panels are an excellent idea.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#11 posted 1543 days ago

Super box! Maple and purpleheart work well together and the glass top insert adds a nice touch. I think a stained glass top, such as this glass top, would really be great. Can’t wait to see one!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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mafe

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#12 posted 1542 days ago

Elegant.

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

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Triumph1

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#13 posted 1542 days ago

Very nice box. Love the clean lines. I would agree…the stained glass is cool.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 1542 days ago

Very nice box!

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

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ratchet

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#15 posted 1542 days ago

Totally sweet design and execution. Stained glass inserts are a brilliant design addition. Looking forward to seeing more. THX.
Question. Is the glass backed by wood (the interior pic made me wonder)?

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