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Wenge and Maple Keepsake Box

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Project by dewoodwork posted 12-01-2018 03:08 PM 534 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been enjoying making this style of boxes and the bold contrast of wenge and maple. The lid is hinged with 1/8” brass pins. Dimensions are 8” X 10” X 3 1/2” high. Interior 8 1/4” X 6 1/4” X 2 1/8” deep.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.





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MJCD

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#1 posted 12-01-2018 09:58 PM

This is a beautiful piece…; if I had the shop-time, I’d consider stealing the concept here, and building one for my daughter. This is just beautiful….

Can you provide some finishing details???

MJCD

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dewoodwork

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#2 posted 12-02-2018 03:55 AM



This is a beautiful piece…; if I had the shop-time, I d consider stealing the concept here, and building one for my daughter. This is just beautiful….

Can you provide some finishing details???

MJCD

- MJCD


Thanks, I don’t get a lot of shop time either so these small projects work for me. The finish starts with a seal coat of supper blonde dewaxed shelllac. Allow to dry fully then buff out with 0000 steel wool. Then a couple coats of an oil and polly mixture. Equal parts of pure tongue oil, boiled linseed oil and oil based polyurethane.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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jbay

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#3 posted 12-02-2018 04:03 AM

That’s a nice looking box.
Good job on all the joints and edges,
I know how easily Wenge splinters, and I can’t see a one.

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 12-02-2018 08:13 AM

Ok, I can see the legs on this one better. Thats a different attachment. It looks like you had a spline jig sideways.

Nice work, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Tooch

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#5 posted 12-02-2018 12:43 PM

Super nice box. Love that combination of woods, and the quilting on the maple really shines through with that finish

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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KimAccurso

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#6 posted 12-02-2018 01:43 PM

This is a very nice looking box, as is the paduak version you posted also. The legs look challenging!! Can you provide more detail about how you attached them? Your combinations of wood are really beautiful!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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dewoodwork

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#7 posted 12-02-2018 01:47 PM



Ok, I can see the legs on this one better. Thats a different attachment. It looks like you had a spline jig sideways.

Nice work, thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN


I cut the reliefs for the feet on each mitered end on the table saw before glue up

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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dewoodwork

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#8 posted 12-02-2018 01:53 PM



This is a very nice looking box, as is the paduak version you posted also. The legs look challenging!! Can you provide more detail about how you attached them? Your combinations of wood are really beautiful!

- KimAccurso

I posted a few details in a comment here and more on the padauk box. The feet are time consuming but not too difficult. The wenge feet gave me some trouble as the wood likes to splinter and small parts can easily break.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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Bill Berklich

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#9 posted 12-03-2018 03:04 PM

Wow… I love the light/dark juxtaposition of the top and box.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 12-03-2018 03:18 PM

love the wood combo feet are awesome GREAT JOB :<))

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

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Timmie99

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#11 posted 12-10-2018 12:41 AM

This is a really nice piece! The contrasting wood makes it beautiful. Just a unique project. Thanks for sharing.

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