Walnut and Quilted Maple box

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Project by Joey posted 12-09-2010 06:13 PM 2295 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well first I need to appologize for the quality of the picture. I was rushed to design and build the box. A lady contacted me and wanted something to give her fiance as a wedding gift. He collects boxes. this was on a tuesday night, she was getting married the following tuesday. After going back and forth for a day on the design and wood this is what i came up with. She saw the butler tray i built like this. Basic dovetail construction. The box is black walnut from a piece I had leftover from an 8/4 board. I resawed the board and was able to match the grain all the way around. The top is inset down about 3/16”. I’m glad she wanted it this way. Used it to test a design I’ve been wanting to build for a chest.
The finish is a Polyeurathan, BLO, pure tung oil blend.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#1 posted 12-09-2010 06:14 PM

Oh forgot, I chamfered the edges where the lid and box meet.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#2 posted 12-09-2010 06:39 PM

Very nice.

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#3 posted 12-09-2010 06:53 PM

Hey, I’m not the only one who likes this combination of woods. Nice job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 12-09-2010 07:11 PM

Nice box! I love that piece of maple you found.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#5 posted 12-09-2010 07:30 PM

I never get tired of looking at walnut and an all the versions of maple that make up the boxes on LJ. Those two woods just get more beautiful with every box. When you think you have seen all the beautiful variations of maple, along comes another even more beautiful than the last.
Beautiful box, and the maple is outstanding.

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#6 posted 12-09-2010 08:46 PM

Indeed, that quilted maple is awesome.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 12-09-2010 10:59 PM

Fine use of wonderful wood, my Friend… If these are poor pictures, I’d love to see that in person!!
Great Job!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 12-09-2010 11:24 PM

Wonderful wood, great job.

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#9 posted 12-10-2010 01:20 AM

Sweet selection of wood, nice design and great finish.

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#10 posted 12-10-2010 02:30 AM

Fantastic wood combination on a great looking box.

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#11 posted 12-10-2010 03:17 AM

Beautiful box Joey. I really like the top, great combo.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#12 posted 12-10-2010 04:40 AM

Great design letting the beautiful wood shine through… excellent box Joey!

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

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