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Ambrosia Maple and Walnut Box w/Shaped Lid

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Project by Fiddy posted 08-04-2018 03:43 PM 1049 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other week a great woodworker I follow up YouTube, Sean, over at SimpleCove channel had posted a video of a project he created which this is a complete copy of, not my design whatsoever. He was kind enough to shoot me over dimensions last week so I went for it. One of my first projects focusing more on hand tool work and I had a great time with it. Never made a box before, nothing like this at least. Also a fun time just working on a very manageable project that doesn’t overwhelm your space. The lid is what really drew me into his project and I was excited to try it out. I haven’t decided on the pull yet for the box, might go with his style, but I had another version on a chisel box I saw that I’m thinking I’ll go with. Can’t remember who posted it, but I liked the design and the look.

This box was made with the same intent as the one he created, storing shoe shine products. I’m sending this one to my good friend who’s expecting his first child, a boy.

Thanks for checking it out. Here’s the link to his video and channel.

https://youtu.be/VTqdIs0kcWo





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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 08-04-2018 04:30 PM

Really nice looking box. The ambrosia maple and walnut look great together. Well done!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 08-04-2018 05:38 PM

How much Ambrosia did you sort through to get that ate up top, fabulous…... The Maple and Walnut are always a nice pair but that Ambrosia is magical with it here. Nice looking box.

Thanks for the link to the video, The top makes more sense there, I didn’t quite appreciate the shaping, but after seeing the vid I can make it out on your box. He makes nice stuff, probably will spend a few minutes there. I like that he pretty much showed you what you needed without boring you toi tears with his thoughts on global warming, or something.

Thanks for posting, made for a very enjoyable lunchtime.

-- Think safe, be safe

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 08-04-2018 06:20 PM

Looks Great!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Fiddy

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#4 posted 08-04-2018 06:20 PM

Thanks, guys!

Steve, I really like that top too and it took some time to locate it. Here’s a shot of the top after being buffed out…

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#5 posted 08-04-2018 09:59 PM

Wow, that is really sharp and very nice figure in the ambrosia on the top. The 2 are always beautiful together. Great work and looking forward to checking out this the you tube link.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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Ziggman

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#6 posted 08-04-2018 10:47 PM

All I can say is wowowowowowowowo!

Very cool

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 08-04-2018 10:52 PM

I have about 300 bd/ft of Ambrosia Maple right now, and some of it is pretty wild, but it’s hard to find a piece that is side to side striated like that, it’s literally full up. Very nice board, and you made it shine.

What is that about 12” wide?

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#8 posted 08-05-2018 04:24 AM

Beautiful wood, and a great looking box. Well done !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 08-05-2018 10:31 AM

well done!

-- Petey

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Fiddy

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#10 posted 08-05-2018 10:51 AM

Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated!

Steve, the overall box dimensions were about 14 1/2” long, 3 3/4” high and 6” wide.

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#11 posted 08-05-2018 02:51 PM

Very nice box Fiddy…great joinery!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Fiddy

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#12 posted 08-05-2018 08:01 PM

Thanks, Andy!

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#13 posted 08-05-2018 10:12 PM

Great job. I really like the look.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#14 posted 08-05-2018 11:05 PM

very nice top love the curve in it and maple is top notch ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#15 posted 08-06-2018 04:39 AM

Beautiful wood, beautiful contrasting dovetails!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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