small box, purple heart pegs, canary wood

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Project by coloradoclimber posted 12-22-2007 08:01 PM 3058 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift for a friend. A mix of walnut, yellowheart, and purpleheart. The top is canary wood. I made the lid last. If I’d have known how good the canary wood was going to turn out I would have probably used it throughout. The end sides are pretty thick walnut. I made some purpleheart dowels by pounding 5/16 squares of purpleheart through a 5/16 hole drilled in a piece of 3/16 steel. The dowels go through the sides of the box about 1/2 inch into the walnut.

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#1 posted 12-22-2007 08:03 PM

very nice box climber . i like the canary wood also

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#2 posted 12-23-2007 11:14 AM

Yet another great box. What are the dimensions?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 12-23-2007 07:03 PM

The box is about 7” wide, 4” tall, and 4 1/2” deep. The front and back are 3/8 thick, the side 3/4 thick. The pegs are 5/16. The top is 7/8 thick. It is a fairly heavy, substantial box. I hope it lasts multiple generations.

I rounded over the lid and top of the box to smooth out the feel. It is such a thick heavy box that with the square edges it had too harsh of a feel.

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#4 posted 12-23-2007 07:11 PM

Very nice looking box. I like the contrasting woods. The top looks great. I bet it would make a nice looking box on its own.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 12-23-2007 10:45 PM

Another beaut CC.

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

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#6 posted 01-06-2008 09:38 AM

Great looking box. I admire the tight corners and think your “dowel jig” is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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