Curly maple and walnut box

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Project by Jon posted 1372 days ago 1950 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a piece of thick curly maple and wanted to make good use of it. This box was made from the left over wood from my walnut and curly maple box. Finished by spraying 3 coats of poly.

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#1 posted 1372 days ago

Nice! Like the lines. Good finish too.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 1372 days ago

Simple little box made beautiful because of the attention given to the wood, joints and finish. Love it Jon. Great job.

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

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#3 posted 1372 days ago

Great loooking box,cool wood super design.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1372 days ago

Jon, this is a gorgeous box. You chose a nice wood combination which complimented one another well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 1372 days ago

You definitely made some good use of the wood. That is a pretty box. Thanks for the size reference.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#6 posted 1372 days ago

Smooth, very smooth. I like it’s simple boldness having the splines in a complementary tone.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 1372 days ago

Very nice. I don’t believe there is a better combination than maple and walnut! And you certainly made them shine with your workmanship and finishing.

Great box!


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#8 posted 1372 days ago

Beautiful wood and craftsmanship. Thanks for posting it!

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#9 posted 1372 days ago

Very nice box Jon.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 1372 days ago

Well done great wood choice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 1372 days ago

Great colour match.
A nice box.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 1372 days ago

nice wood combo. the splines being the same as the top really makes this. Great idea…Don’t throw anything away, use it all. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 1291 days ago

Are your skills diminishing or weren’t even trying? In the past you’ve had such better pieces of specisial art! Jon, if you wish to albedo flux some of your boxes I would gladly show you how master craftsmen do it. Other than that your H II regions look fairly parallel in contrast with Wien’s Law of molecular lumber excitation.

Keep going kid, you are fastly improving,

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#14 posted 1291 days ago

very nice looking box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#15 posted 1290 days ago

p.s. Last summer in my expedition to the central African plain, this helps me reminisce and reminds me of a circa 800 A.D Nigerian mourning box used to hold the ashes of the deceased.. X )

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