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A Trio Of My Favorite Wood Combo's

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Project by kdc68 posted 12-02-2017 01:41 PM 618 views 10 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest keepsake box that incorporates my favorite wood combinations in its design. It’s made from figured cherry, curly walnut, and maple.

I chose to finish with Danish Oil to enhance the figure. Long after it dried, I padded on a barrier coat of shellac. Then top coated with satin lacquer. The inside is lined in black felt.

The legs tapered on the table saw. They are cut to length with a splay of 15 degrees. Mortises done at the router table.
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The front and back angled at 15 degrees. All pieces with tenons cut on the table saw.
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Ready for the final dry fit. The lid is rabbeted with a maple pull doweled into place. Not pictured, (just realized?) but the bottom is a 1/4” mdf panel that is veneered with walnut.
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This is a Christmas gift for my mother. Another one to add to her collection of lacquered boxes.
Thanks for looking !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 12-02-2017 01:59 PM

Very nice box kdc. That cherry is wild looking and a splay looks cool.
Maybe next time you will have to make your mother a box to put the boxes in. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 12-02-2017 02:04 PM

Awesome looking box!!

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kdc68

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#3 posted 12-02-2017 02:08 PM



Very nice box kdc. That cherry is wild looking and a splay looks cool.
Maybe next time you will have to make your mother a box to put the boxes in. LOL.

- doubleDD


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Thanks Dave! That would be a very large box !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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kdc68

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#4 posted 12-02-2017 02:11 PM



Awesome looking box!!

- Woodmaster1

Thanks Woodmaster !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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drewpy

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#5 posted 12-02-2017 02:20 PM

Great looking box. Great woods and great work. Thanks for sharing the details.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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kdc68

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#6 posted 12-02-2017 02:28 PM



Great looking box. Great woods and great work. Thanks for sharing the details.

- drewpy

Thanks Drew !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#7 posted 12-02-2017 02:44 PM

Just beautiful work!

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kdc68

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#8 posted 12-02-2017 02:58 PM



Just beautiful work!

- EugdOT

Thank you !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 12-02-2017 06:42 PM

Looks great. I especially like the joints showing when the lid is off. Felt or leather bottom?

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kdc68

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#10 posted 12-02-2017 07:03 PM



Looks great. I especially like the joints showing when the lid is off. Felt or leather bottom?

- Blackberry

Hey thanks. It was part of the plan in my mind not to hide how its joined together. Glad it turned out like it did. The bottom is lined in felt.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 12-02-2017 08:01 PM

great engineering, thanks for sharing – oh beautiful box also

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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kdc68

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#12 posted 12-02-2017 08:06 PM



great engineering, thanks for sharing – oh beautiful box also

- recycle1943

Thank you !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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pottz

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#13 posted 12-03-2017 12:05 AM

wow nice job,love your design,very modern.ill give it 5 stars my friend.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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kdc68

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#14 posted 12-03-2017 12:15 AM



wow nice job,love your design,very modern.ill give it 5 stars my friend.

- pottz

Thanks ! Appreciate the compliment !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 12-03-2017 03:13 AM

Pretty woods and a darn nice looking box. Well done, sir!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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