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Project by miles125 posted 2430 days ago 4267 views 23 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wish i knew who to give partial design credit to on this. There was a similar box on here i saw a couple weeks ago and now i can’t find it. Maybe it just didn’t have “Box” listed in its tags??

Anyway, this is a mixture of hardwoods that i put a simple matte black laquer on. I really like the way the laquer allows the wood grain texture to show….Measures approx 5 1/2” tall x 7” deep x 9 1/2” wide.

I got a few more of these cut out of various material combinations and hope to have them assembled and finished before Christmas! I’ll post the others when i get em done.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"





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Karson

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#1 posted 2430 days ago

Great looking Box Miles. A nice job. The Lacquer looks great. Did you color it yourself if is bought that way?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 2430 days ago

Black … cool , came really good. Design is terrific. Workmanship is marvelous.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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mot

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#3 posted 2430 days ago

Wow! That’s a nice box!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2430 days ago

SWEEEEET
love the design/colour/overall look. Nice Job!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Harold

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#5 posted 2430 days ago

Mike Shea’s box is similar, but he used contrasting woods. You are right the lacquer is outstanding. I think I’m gonna have to try one, I really liked the theme with Mike’s, now you have just driven it home. That is just a wonderful box.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 2430 days ago

Nice box Miles

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2430 days ago

What Deb said! (x2) Miles, that is one outstanding box. Really like the legs and the lid lift. Plus I love a woodworker who lives dangerously, shootin’ lacquer with a sanding belt and sawdust right there. Reminds me of…me.
Since you gently borrowed the design, I hope you won’t mind if I do as well…

How did you attach the legs? Are the sides tenoned into them?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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miles125

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#8 posted 2430 days ago

Thank you all for the compliments.
Karson, the laquer is just like it came in a gallon can i bought some time ago. Prob enough to do 200 more boxes! Lol
Douglas you are too kind…Thanks..The leg is actually pocket screws..NAHHHH just kidding. It is a mortise and tenon, but it only has 2 one half inch wide slots per connection. Plus the slot went through, so was able to miter the tenons to meet. Figure that oughtta hold it!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 2430 days ago

ROTFLMAO. The wife half came upstairs to see what’s up.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 2430 days ago

Very nice looking and unique box Miles. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Betsy

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#11 posted 2430 days ago

Wonderful. I think it looks great.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 2430 days ago

That is a dandy, Miles. Really like the legs and the lacquer.( Todd taught me how to spell lacquer)

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 2430 days ago

Got your back covered with the dictionary Thos.

Miles, I love this design. I saw the one you were referring to but I don’t remember who made it. I love the exaggerated curve of the legs. I am a big fan of this design.

And I love the black lacquer. I like the way it allows the grain of the wood to show as well. I use it quite a bit myself but I topcoat it with a clear coat because it has a better wear rating and it really makes the color deep. I use Sherwin’s products.

This is really nice work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Napaman

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#14 posted 2430 days ago

very nice…the black looks great…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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dewoodwork

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#15 posted 2430 days ago

Oooh! I realy like what I see here. Those shapes and the black lacquer just click.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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