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MOLAVE with other hardwood - Strongest box

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 07-25-2010 03:07 PM 1772 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The 7th box of 7 rush boxes..

The box is big 3×6 x 11 inches.
The sides are Molave 5/16 inch thick and dovetail joint.
The bottom cover is rabbetted Narra – a nice work for joining 2 boards.
The top is the most difficult work I encountered. The frame is from a hardwood called BALITADTAD – a brown wood with white streaks. The inlay is from US wood for pallet – I pretty sure it is not a pine. I routed 3 passes in order to be accurate The center board is TIGER MOLAVE – This is really very hard. The board is only 4 mm thick but still strong. There are cracks along the way but not going straight. I was not bother with this since molave is still in-tack even with some cracks.
The hinge is brass plated and strong.
The dividers are also very hard and 4 mm slats. I think the wood is Ipil.

All above materials were all recycled.

-- Bert





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 07-25-2010 04:02 PM

Lovely box, Bert.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#2 posted 07-25-2010 04:09 PM

well done , bert .

and re-cycled is even better .

great work ,
and beautiful woods !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-25-2010 05:05 PM

Quite a handsome box. Like the splines on the lid.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 07-25-2010 06:33 PM

They all came out real nice Bert, are you happy to be done. Great job all around

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#5 posted 07-25-2010 07:35 PM

Very useful design

-- Norman

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BertFlores58

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#6 posted 07-25-2010 11:12 PM

Thank you all,

Hi Wsend… As you quote.. I am now with freedom that flies. I got a lot of gratitude and inquiries from my relatives.. What I like best among them, I never had any negative events like he/she wants that box or the other, each one is satisfied. Hope you watch for the the next one bud.

Donnie, I have done it manually. The most I can see, they do it using table saw. Well, if you are doing plenty that will be allright, but if only one, do it by hand and you will develop the skill in making much smaller sawcut.
thanks.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 07-25-2010 11:37 PM

They all look great Bert!

-- Janice

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#8 posted 07-26-2010 02:47 AM

As long as the family is happy nothing else matters. Mine are my most important critiques at least in my mind. You did your family proud with those boxes, so much fulfillment comes from creating something that will be treasured. Have a great week Bert. And good Morning

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#9 posted 07-26-2010 06:04 AM

Great box. Nice design and build. Great re-use of materials.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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