quilted maple and lacewood box

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Project by Edward83 posted 10-19-2010 08:47 PM 3450 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a hard maple plank and it had just this small section with the quilting so I decided I wanted it to be focus of a box. As always brass hardware. Velvet liner. This box is simple but very handsome, like me! lol this was my first time working with lacewood, and I was very pleased with it. It wasn’t very fussy or too soft and I was unsure about the color combo because it seemed a bit drab but the moment I put some oil on it it lit up to the warm color you see. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 08:54 PM

Outstanding piece Edward. Don’t you just love the way a piece comes together after the finish has been applied! This is a really great example of elegant, restrained workmanship that lets the wood speak for itself and thanks for posting it!

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

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 09:08 PM

Beautiful box made with beautiful woods.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 09:11 PM

cool looking box! I want to make a humidor with a similar design! i love simplicity! and yes…you are handsome

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 10-19-2010 09:37 PM

Two beautiful boxes. Very well made, nice designs.

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

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 10:37 PM

Well done!

It looks nice.

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#6 posted 10-19-2010 10:38 PM

Really nice box. Well done.

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#7 posted 10-19-2010 11:20 PM

Fantastic wood combo beautiful box.

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#8 posted 10-20-2010 01:30 AM

Really nice combination of woods. Well done.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#9 posted 10-20-2010 01:39 AM

Nice wood! I really like the proportions of this box along with the mix of woods and the liner. Very well done.

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

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#10 posted 10-20-2010 01:50 AM

Great contrast. Nice job.

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#11 posted 10-20-2010 01:51 AM

I really like Lacewood(except for the splinters) and you did a great job with it. It is rather drab in color until the oil hits it. Nice match with that Maple.

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

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#12 posted 10-20-2010 04:01 AM

Great box! Love the woods you selected – they do look very nice together. Lots of really good workmanship on this box – that sometimes gets overlooked when the wood species are so nice.


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#13 posted 10-20-2010 06:16 AM

Handsome box indeed!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#14 posted 10-20-2010 06:20 AM

Beautifully done! I like the insert

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#15 posted 10-20-2010 06:37 AM

Both are great boxes, the wood grain and color are out standing, beautiful work.

-- Tom D

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