A Pair Of Ovals

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Project by blackcherry posted 09-28-2010 12:35 AM 1811 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’s, here we have a pair of Shaker style oval boxes, made from Curly Walnut, Cherry, and Spalted Maple. Finish with Danish Oil and Wax with a home brew of bee’s wax and Mineral Oil. These box are the no. 3 size Shaker Oval with a 1/8 th brass rod hinge pin. Interior will be lined with a soft cushion liner for ring and jewelery. Thanks for viewing and have a great week…BC

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 12:46 AM

Nice looking boxes.

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 12:52 AM

So beautiful.
I love the spalted lit.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 01:05 AM

very tastefully put together

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#4 posted 09-28-2010 01:09 AM

Beautiful little gems BC. The use of wood is really outstanding. So, which wood is your favorite? ;-) Just teasing. Thanks for posting these special boxes!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 09-28-2010 02:00 AM

Nice wood selection and boxes. I would really like to see one open to find out how the lid is attached. Do they slide on the pin. I was expecting a lid that slips over a rim, but I see continuous grain on the spalted lid. Beautiful job!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 09-28-2010 03:12 AM

Excellent. Such a beautiful combination of woods. Wonderful craftsmanship.

I too would like to see how they open… and how the pin is done. I’ve only done the slip on lid type.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 09-28-2010 03:17 AM

Yes Robert the lid just slide open from either side. I first cut the base oval then use two face tape and cut the top using the band saw leaving the top proud of the base. Then I clamp into a vise and spoke shave the top to the base. This leave for a perfect fit to the base oval. The brass pin hole is drill before I remove it from the base, leaving it perfectly center to except the pin. You can sink the pin below the surface and glue a dowel to secure the top but I rather like the flash of the brass pin to show.

Chip I quest my favorite wood is the next project…lol

Mafe…I forgot to add in the description that the spalted top was bookmatch. Thanks for the comment…BC

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#8 posted 09-28-2010 03:27 AM

Nice. Very nice.
Well, my Man, you are cranking out some fine projects.
Good for you, and keep it up.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 09-28-2010 03:33 AM

Way cool super boxes

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#10 posted 09-28-2010 03:55 AM

Wonderful wood, great job

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#11 posted 09-28-2010 03:57 AM

Really Nice.

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#12 posted 09-28-2010 04:12 AM

OK I add a pic with the lid open , the liner is still not completely finish yet but at less you can see how it opens. Thanks all for your kind comment…BC

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#13 posted 09-28-2010 10:16 AM

Hey BC… just adore the spalted maple… good job on the boxes..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#14 posted 09-28-2010 10:24 AM

Pretty woods, good work on these nice boxes.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 09-28-2010 03:17 PM

Really nice looking boxes. Perfect choices for wood pairings.

-- Galootish log blog,

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