Wenge and Maple treasure box

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Project by MrLaughingbrook posted 02-24-2018 12:47 AM 765 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box. My goals were:
  • to use 1/4 inch Wenge boards I had left over from the floating shelf project
  • improve box jointing skills on hard/chippy wood (wenge) using the Incra router table
  • round over more, like the boxguy
  • do a severe contrast for top and body (maple and dark wood)
  • try to clock the screws on brass hinges (somewhat successful)
  • flock the interior (getting better at this)
  • trust but verify latch, tie your ribbon bow special and you’ll know if another peaked into your box
  • take good pictures
  • give my wife a place to keep her coins and gems.

1/4 wenge body has 3/8” roof and floor with 1/8” dado fit into body then 1/4” rounded over at the router. Some really nice solid brass hinges from the local hardware store are surface mounted. Rockler provided nice solid brass knobs for the ribbon latch stays.

my goals accomplished

please enjoy and become inspired to do more

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#1 posted 02-24-2018 02:17 AM

Looks really nice. I have never used wedge but like the contrast with the maple. What did you use for the finish?

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#2 posted 02-24-2018 03:10 AM

Nice job building thea= box. The flocking looks excellent.

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

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#3 posted 02-24-2018 03:15 AM

Very good work on this project. The contrasting wood is very appealing. I like the way you introduced light onto the inside covering material for the photo shoot.

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#4 posted 02-24-2018 05:11 AM

Beautiful job David! Nice tight box joints and a first class job on the liner. Beautiful choice of colors.. between the contrast of the maple and wenge, and the complimentary colors of the brass on the wood and green for the liner, this is one well thought out piece!

-- 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.

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#5 posted 02-24-2018 10:57 AM

Wonderfull box! It’s realy a colour splash!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 02-24-2018 11:04 AM

Thank you for the comments. The finish is Danish Oil and Renaissance Wax.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#7 posted 02-24-2018 12:20 PM

Very well done especially with the Wenge. It is a difficult. Wood to work with and you did great.

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#8 posted 02-24-2018 02:06 PM

Sweet! I’m sure your wife loves it . . . it looks like a labor of love.
I’ve not yet tried flocking but your box inspires me. Nice job!
Looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

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#9 posted 02-24-2018 03:22 PM

Nice work ,well done.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#10 posted 02-24-2018 03:40 PM

Beautiful contrast and simplicity! Nice

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#11 posted 02-24-2018 03:45 PM

Another good looking box.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#12 posted 02-24-2018 03:46 PM

I give it an ‘excellent’ rating. I really like the proportions, can you provide the size? Also, is there a tutorial somewhere on how you did the lining, it is perfect!


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#13 posted 02-24-2018 08:09 PM

A treasure box that needs to be in a treasure box of its own as it well done, a really nice project!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 02-24-2018 09:57 PM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done. You did a wonderful job on this project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 02-25-2018 12:26 AM

love the contrast and simplicity. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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