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Project by Galirex posted 06-20-2010 at 07:13 AM 1611 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How long can you work on a project !!! Clearly too long !

As I mentioned in my blogs, I joined the local woodworking club and started off working on this fiddleback maple box as my first project. It is a small box, 150×100x80, with tapered sides (top 130×80), with 3 splines on each corner. The Lid is domed, and topped with maple ‘horns’ with a carnelian inserted on top to accentuate the red vein that runs around the bottom third of the box.

The ancient manuka is a lovely dark chocolate colour & accentuates the corners, as well as the mouth of the hole nicely – thus defining the box as a whole.

I have domed the lid by hand, which was stressful at the time, but I am extremely happy with the end product, as it showcase the red heartwood, as well as the fiddleback real well.

Overall, I am pretty happy with the final product. There is a few things I would have done differently, but nothing I can’t live with.

To all who supported, encouraged & most of all inspired me, a big thank you !

Now feel free to comment, both good & bad, I’m sure I can handle it ! =)

-- Don't complain about growing old, it's a priviledge denied many...





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Kate

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 at 07:43 AM

looks great, nice finishing job. Also love the handle / pull. Really adds to it.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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GMman

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 at 07:44 AM

“There is a few things I would have done differently, but nothing I can’t live with.”
That will be with all of your projects we are all the same, you did a great job and fine finish. Thanks for posting

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 at 08:48 AM

So much detail in such a small space, I like very much so…BC

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#4 posted 06-20-2010 at 08:54 AM

A very ambitious design, and you executed it beautifully!

Like GMman said….we always second-guess ourselves when the project is done. I think that is a necessary part of continuing to grow as a woodworker.

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

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 06-20-2010 at 09:52 AM

That really looks great and it shows that you put alot of work into it. Why do you call it a butterbox? Looks too nice to store butter in.

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

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stefang

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#6 posted 06-20-2010 at 12:47 PM

Love the design and the craftsmanship. The rounded top is what makes it extra special. I’ve been thinking about making a box with the sides sloping outwards for some time, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Your box demonstrates just how nice that slope can look and especially with the graduated sized spines.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-20-2010 at 12:51 PM

Very nice and unique job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 06-20-2010 at 01:03 PM

Boy that is great! Extra effort was worth it, what a beauty.

I wouldn’t put butter in there…...........:}.....................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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