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Project by Frederick Desroches posted 12-04-2018 04:51 AM 953 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m still new to woodworking, but i like to think that i’m not a noob anymore. Everything in this project worked just fine. No major mistake, no stupid error, had all the jigs i needed.

I did the same project last year. Using padauk and ash. Posted it on my facebook page, then a guy offered me to buy it all. (11 in total). So in fact i only got them a few days in my hands before selling em…

This year, i wanted to experience some more wood mixes. Some Figured maple, Purpleheart, Pau Amarello, and walnut.

Finishing using shellac.
Inner box finished using Flockit Fibers (Black and Red).

Thanks for viewing

You can fellow my projects on my facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/FredCreationsEnBois/
Or in etsy : https://www.etsy.com/shop/FredCreationsEnBois

-- Fred, Canada





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majuvla

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 09:10 AM

This looks more than incredible. You are lucky you have market for those stuff. Realy beautiful shapes and colour combinations.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 11:50 AM

Looking great.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 11:50 AM

nice and very attractive wood combinations – probably won’t last long

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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becikeja

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#4 posted 12-04-2018 12:59 PM

These look great.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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KimAccurso

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#5 posted 12-04-2018 01:19 PM

These are great! Am I seeing a magnet to hold the lid in place? The bows look like a fun scroll saw project, I’ve been wanting to try that. I’m liking all the boxes you’ve posted!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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jutsFL

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#6 posted 12-04-2018 01:49 PM

Very nice and sharp. Looks great :)

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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bushmaster

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#7 posted 12-04-2018 03:15 PM

Great boxes, I remember those last year.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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LC14850

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#8 posted 12-04-2018 04:14 PM

Beautiful!

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Frederick Desroches

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#9 posted 12-04-2018 08:37 PM


These are great! Am I seeing a magnet to hold the lid in place? The bows look like a fun scroll saw project, I ve been wanting to try that. I m liking all the boxes you ve posted!

- KimAccurso


Thanks Kim, there is no magnet. I realise a said nothing about how the lid is made.

I simply added some strips of wood inside the lid. i cut 4 strips, about 1/2” higher than the inner sides of the lib. so it fit PERFECTLY the bottom of the box. in fact on 6 out of 7 box, you have to hold both parts of the box to open it. The added flockit fiber made it realy thight.

My english sucks, i know, so here is a picture :)

-- Fred, Canada

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Frederick Desroches

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#10 posted 12-04-2018 09:07 PM


nice and very attractive wood combinations – probably won t last long

- recycle1943

I know that the join is not the strongest one. I am not a pro. i did not want any visible joinery. With my skills and tools i own, i did not find a solution for those 45deg joins.

Maybe you or someone point out a simple technique that i missed to make theses joins stronger than a 45 join?!

or maybe you were talking about the color of the wood that will not last forever. Especialy exposed to sun UV… Its a fact… i read a lot about that.. and i seen my purpleheart first box color changing to almost brown with purple reflections :) still nice but not the same as at the beginning.
its the reason why you have to thing about that when doing your projects… Walnut and padauk maybe cool at first. But after a year that padauk will become almost brown as the walnut. The walnut himself will get lighter.. goodbye contrasts.

:) i will stop writing now because it must hurt all of native english speakers eyes reading this :P

-- Fred, Canada

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James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 12-04-2018 10:13 PM

Frederick. Your English is fine better than my French and so is your joinery.
Love your page on Etsy. As for being new to woodworking your miles ahead in your craftsmanship and sales and marketing then most of us.

-- James E McIntyre

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Frederick Desroches

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#12 posted 12-04-2018 10:36 PM



This looks more than incredible. You are lucky you have market for those stuff. Realy beautiful shapes and colour combinations.

- majuvla

Thanks you !
Lets be clear about the “market”, there is realy not a great demand for those kind of product (boxes and thing like that) This will not prevent me from doing more and more… because i like to make it. Even if they dont sell..

I think that my reward is when i take pictures of the same product, in different wood spieces… Like this project… I like that…

-- Fred, Canada

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Charlie H.

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#13 posted 12-04-2018 10:55 PM

The way you made the lid fit inside the box is very clever.
I have not seen it done this way before.
I have used a liner in the box that fits up into the lid.
I like your way better.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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Frederick Desroches

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#14 posted 12-04-2018 11:47 PM



The way you made the lid fit inside the box is very clever.
I have not seen it done this way before.
I have used a liner in the box that fits up into the lid.
I like your way better.

- Charlie H.

I did it that way (liner inside the box up to the lid) last year with the same project. Its pretty simple, But you loose more room inside the box…
But the main reason i decided to put liner inside the lid is that i would need a lot more wood to acheive the same result from inside the “box”!

-- Fred, Canada

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67flh

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#15 posted 12-05-2018 02:30 AM

Very nice!

-- Brad

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