Another Spalted Maple & Mahogany box

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Project by Dan posted 10-22-2010 05:05 PM 1983 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I posted a box I made from some Spalted Maple that me and my dad cut up from what was to be firewood. We were lucky to get some really nice spalted maple from the log. They were really small boards so I figured I would use them for boxes.

Like my box from yesterday, this one is also made out of Maple and Mahogany. I made it with the same style drop in lid as I did the other one. With this box I used spline joints rather then the dovetails. To make this box I glued a piece of maple in the middle of two mahogany boards. I then ripped it on the table saw to get thinner boards to make the box sides. The bottom was added later. Box is finished with a few coats of tung oil and wax.

Yes, I am hooked on boxes now! More to come!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#1 posted 10-22-2010 06:05 PM

Nice save!
Turned out nice also.

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#2 posted 10-22-2010 06:23 PM


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

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#3 posted 10-22-2010 06:25 PM

Nice job!

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#4 posted 10-22-2010 06:53 PM

That is some enviable lumber, and you’ve done a great job with it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 10-22-2010 08:26 PM

Great job. It looks nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 10-22-2010 08:43 PM

great wood – nice box love that maple

-- -erik & christy-

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#7 posted 10-22-2010 08:47 PM

I really like that wood combination a really fine box

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 10-22-2010 09:31 PM

Good stuff Dan! I got to say of the two … This one is my personal favorite. Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 10-22-2010 10:35 PM

Dan – Funny you should say that because I have been trying to decide which one I like better and I keep leaning towards this one. I started them at about the same time and the other one only took me a few hours where this one took 6 or more. So a lot more time was spent on this one. They were both supposed to be xmas gifts but I think I am going to just keep these ones. I don’t know that I can part with them.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#10 posted 10-22-2010 10:57 PM

Excellent… another Boxaholic!! :)
Great job on this pair, Dan, and Great Work on the Pix too!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 10-23-2010 03:29 AM

Great colors and I really like the style! Nice work!! Thanks for shaing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 10-23-2010 03:30 AM

Spalted maple can be really impressive in the smaller pieces. Nice work!

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