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Project by rockmolsen posted 10-23-2017 12:43 AM 800 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was from a “pay for plan” in Wood Magazine. Its made from some 8/4 Spalted Maple. You remove the star, slide back the lid which exposes a cover to reveal the flocked compartments. I used as recommended a 1/8” 15 TPI blade to make the cuts on the band saw. This took me a good part of a day to complete. It about 9” long x 5” wide and just under 2” thick. Its sanded to 220 and has about 3 coats of spray lacquer. Really need to use a slow feed rate to make the intricate cuts in the lid.

Things I would do differently. Not the best lumber choice, does not accept finish evenly and some areas actually broke and had to be re glued because of weakness in the wood. I’m thinking I should have used some sanding sealer. Possibly might have gotten a more even finish. Still a pretty cool little project.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.





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swirt

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#1 posted 10-23-2017 01:16 AM

Nice multi-part box. Looks cool.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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majuvla

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#2 posted 10-23-2017 06:49 AM

Wow!That’s realy piece of art and real trouble puzzle to open. I like the way you thought this out. Also, beautiful combination of wwod and blue interior.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Redoak49

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#3 posted 10-23-2017 11:00 AM

I really like it. Please consider a blog about making one like this.

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rockmolsen

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#4 posted 10-23-2017 11:55 AM

I’ll consider the blog maybe a video? You can purchase this plan yourself at …..

http://www.woodstore.net/plans/gifts/boxes/2434-Lunar-Jewelry-Box.html

Its copyrighted so I cannot share.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 10-23-2017 02:16 PM

This is a very creative box. Nice work! Nice wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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ralbuck

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#6 posted 10-23-2017 04:23 PM

Extremely interesting and very well done!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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leafherder

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#7 posted 10-23-2017 10:02 PM

WOW, that is so cool! Great design and the wood is beautiful. Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 10-23-2017 10:17 PM

Love it very cool Rich, I really like the wood, design and super build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bluenote38

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#9 posted 10-24-2017 10:37 AM

That is a neat project. Beautiful wood and the blue flocking is a nice touch. I’d be interested in a video of how you do it too. I haven’t tried a bandsaw box yet. I seem to be mostly straight lines.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#10 posted 10-25-2017 02:54 PM

Very nice, allot of precision work to have it all fit properly.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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