The SUSHI BOX - Japanese touch

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 07-20-2010 04:13 AM 1636 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the fourth box of 7 boxes. It is the simplest form of box but very elegant.

Making a rabbet on the bottom that match with the lid is intentionally done to create a number of boxes that can be filed on top of each other… However right this day, I have made only one as a model. I will add more and more as time goes on.

The wood..
Gemelina (Eucalyptus) for the lid and bottom
Malaysian wood (unidentified) for the sides.
Corners are reinforced with EBONY (kamagong) – this prevents the corners for damages as kamagong is really hard that it will resist any breakage.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 07-20-2010 04:16 AM

Nice box all of you’re boxes are nice…..............................Scloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#2 posted 07-20-2010 06:37 AM

Nice box. I never worked with Eucalyptus before, although it is plentyful in Southern California.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#3 posted 07-20-2010 07:11 AM

The good about the Eucalyptus … easy to work as it is soft and I like most when it is sanded./ It is so smooth.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 07-20-2010 11:45 AM

Your “Rush” boxes are coming out excellent, Bert!!
Great Work, my Friend!!

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

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#5 posted 07-20-2010 01:57 PM

Looking good Bert. I like how you did the pull for the top. Looks good on the piece….. Can’t wait to see more.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 07-22-2010 01:11 AM

Nice box – does the eucalyptus smell nice while you work it?

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#7 posted 07-22-2010 01:24 AM

Eucalyptus.. it was washed by rain several times in my garage and very dry. You cannot even recognized if it is eucalyptus and there was no smell. Unlike the NARRA (Rosewood or Paduak family) the smell still stays even you wash it for several times. As you can see the bottom, the sapwood part (edge part) shown in photo 4 is already green instead of yellow. My opinion.. softwoods, if only not infested, can be weathered much stronger and beautiful than the hardwood. Again I say, I like it when sanded, so smooth. Hardwood often becomes very brittle and can easily crack when aged.

-- Bert

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