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Project by BB1 posted 12-27-2017 04:56 PM 956 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a follow-up to some previous gifts I made from walnut for some friends. The walnut is from the family’s century farm. Previously I made a bookcase and quilt rack holder for them. There was some additional wood and so I thought it would be nice to make some small boxes for their granddaughters. I originally planned to use piano hinges but ran into considerable trouble and wasn’t happy with the outcome. Thus, I had to make some “design changes” and these three boxes are the result. Funny that the one that I had the most trouble modifying is the one I think I like the best (one one with the handle on top). I thought the section of the board used for the tops was really interesting with the color variations. Walnut may be one of my favorites. The box bottoms are different in each box – thin pieces of hickory, maple, and ash (some extra sections I had in my wood rack). Finished with GF High Performance.





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Andre

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#1 posted 12-27-2017 05:46 PM

Nice boxes, I find the colour so light, all the Walnut I have or have used is way darker!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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BB1

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#2 posted 12-27-2017 05:48 PM

Might be the lighting of the picture although there are some very light portions (pretty blond).


Nice boxes, I find the colour so light, all the Walnut I have or have used is way darker!

- Andre


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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 12-27-2017 08:32 PM

These boxes look very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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BB1

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#4 posted 12-27-2017 08:33 PM

Just saw this on my laptop and the color in the pictures does seem lighter than reality. Trying another

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 12-27-2017 09:57 PM

Very nice boxes. The second set of pictures does look more of a walnut coloring.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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BB1

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#6 posted 12-27-2017 11:06 PM

Funny how the lighting, or my angle, impacted the appearance of the color. Walnut does have different “shades” with some I have purchased being more chocolate deep brown and then this walnut that has a hint of rose/red within the brown. Regardless, I love to see how walnut looks as the coats of finish are applied.


Very nice boxes. The second set of pictures does look more of a walnut coloring.

- ralbuck


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drewpy

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#7 posted 12-28-2017 01:03 AM

They look great.

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

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splintergroup

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#8 posted 12-28-2017 02:55 PM

Fine boxes! Glad you posted the second photo, the first looked like beech 8^)
I’m currently making a batch of boxes with the same style lid as yours (drop in). How did you do the relief cut on the bottom (table saw, router?)

I hate sanding and when I make the same style cut, sanding takes a while to get the tool marks out and did I mention I hate sanding?
I may just glue on a thin piece to form the base….

Those miters look well dialed in!

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BB1

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#9 posted 12-28-2017 03:22 PM

Still not sure why the color was so “off” in the first pictures – maybe a combination of the sunlight and background along with using my cell phone? Definitely is walnut!! :)

For the box tops on these three, I used my router table and did repeat cuts (and repeat and repeat and repeat) to form the lip that holds the lid in place. This allows me to sneak up on the fit as I just take a bit off with each pass. I worked on another box yesterday and used my tablesaw to cut the relief – BUT had a miscalculation so will need to implement some “craftsmanship” today (code word for “fixing my mistake”).


Fine boxes! Glad you posted the second photo, the first looked like beech 8^)
I m currently making a batch of boxes with the same style lid as yours (drop in). How did you do the relief cut on the bottom (table saw, router?)

I hate sanding and when I make the same style cut, sanding takes a while to get the tool marks out and did I mention I hate sanding?
I may just glue on a thin piece to form the base….

Those miters look well dialed in!

- splintergroup


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DeLayne Peck

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#10 posted 12-28-2017 03:57 PM

Good work and a fun optical illusion.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 01-01-2018 07:26 PM

Nice work, Barbara!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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