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Quilted Maple Keepsake Box with Spalted Maple Top

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Project by Jerry posted 02-10-2018 08:57 PM 3536 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got to use some af that Spalted Maple slab I bought out in Keizer a few months ago. The Quilted Maple was a big box store treasure find. White Oak for the inserts and the floor. Marine spar varnish for the finish. The box joints were left a little proud on purpose.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/





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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 02-10-2018 09:19 PM

Very nice box Jerry! I have been using that “hinged style” for lids lately and really like it. The bevels really set it off.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 02-10-2018 09:37 PM



Very nice box Jerry! I have been using that “hinged style” for lids lately and really like it. The bevels really set it off.

- jeffswildwood

Thanks Jeff, the bevels are actually an optical illusion!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 02-10-2018 09:40 PM

Jerry, this is really beautiful, especially the “firewood” featured in the lid. It takes an artist’s eye to see the possibilities in a piece like that. Well done!

-- Art

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#4 posted 02-10-2018 09:46 PM

G—R—E—A—T!

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

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#5 posted 02-10-2018 09:52 PM

Ok. I was always envious of your work Jerry, now I am really jealous and envious of the skills you have. Very nice box indeed. I like and agree with Art’s comments.

Thanks for sharing.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#6 posted 02-10-2018 10:01 PM

Ya done REALLY good.
Bill

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#7 posted 02-10-2018 10:25 PM

Very cool. I’d love to hear more on how you drill, install the hing pins. A few of my boxes are inset top with brass pin but I’m not real satisfied with my method.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#8 posted 02-10-2018 10:32 PM

Nice job Jerry!

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#9 posted 02-10-2018 10:40 PM



Jerry, this is really beautiful, especially the “firewood” featured in the lid. It takes an artist s eye to see the possibilities in a piece like that. Well done!

- AandCstyle

Thanks Art, really appreciate it.. I’ve got a slab of that stuff 2’ wide, 4/4 deep and 10’ tall

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#10 posted 02-10-2018 10:41 PM



G—R—E—A—T!

- ralbuck

Thanks RJ

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#11 posted 02-10-2018 10:43 PM



Ok. I was always envious of your work Jerry, now I am really jealous and envious of the skills you have. Very nice box indeed. I like and agree with Art s comments.

Thanks for sharing.

- Luddite

Thanks very much..you are not alone in the envy thing, this box was born out my own feelings of inferiority when I saw Steve Altman’s boxes..now there is a true craftsman.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#12 posted 02-10-2018 10:44 PM



Ya done REALLY good.
Bill

- Bill White

Thanks very much Bill!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#13 posted 02-10-2018 10:55 PM


Very cool. I’d love to hear more on how you drill, install the hing pins. A few of my boxes are inset top with brass pin but I’m not real satisfied with my method.

- MrLaughingbrook

I use a drill press because my body does not understand a straight line. I use 1/8” Brass rod from Ace because it’s nice looking and easy to sand flush. I carefully measure my drilling depth and put the depth stop at the appropriate place on the drill press. I cut the brass to length minus about 1/32”. Then I put a little thick consistency super glue halfway down the brass pin, just enough to glue it into the sides but not enough for the glue to travel into the lid itself. Then I start the brass pin into the box side with my finger, but finish pushing it in with a small very flat block of plywood so it will stop exactly flush with the box side. I perform this operation with the box resting on it’s bottom so the sides are perpendicular to the workbench, this pevents the pin from falling too far into the hole if the fit is a little loose. I spray some activator on it, let it dry, and then give it a finish sanding with a sanding block before applying the final finish.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#14 posted 02-10-2018 10:56 PM



Nice job Jerry!

- Mikhandmaker

Thanks a bunch!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#15 posted 02-11-2018 12:16 AM

Wow, I can hardly see any angle in them D.T.s!
Love the Maple, all I get to play with lately is QS White Oak.
Anyways too cold around here to go outside, unless to get more Firewood.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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