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Project by BertFlores58 posted 1464 days ago 1256 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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schloemoe

688 posts in 1534 days


#1 posted 1464 days ago

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

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Popsnsons

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#2 posted 1464 days ago

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

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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BertFlores58

1644 posts in 1518 days


#3 posted 1464 days ago

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

-- Bert

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littlecope

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#4 posted 1464 days ago

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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Maveric777

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#5 posted 1464 days ago

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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mtkate

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#6 posted 1462 days ago

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

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BertFlores58

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#7 posted 1462 days ago

mtkate,
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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