Quilt Top Christmas Boxes

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Project by rowdy posted 1314 days ago 2211 views 29 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes are Christmas presents. Keep it a secret! The first one is made of cherry, walnut, and maple. The third photo shows a similar box made of mahogany, walnut, and maple. I currently am working on another one made of purple heart, mahogany, and maple. Boxes finished with BLO and satin lacquer. The boxes are approximately 13×10x4 inches and basically follow the design, but not the identical construction procedure, given in an issue of Woodsmith magazine earlier this year (v.32, No. 190). At the conclusion of the Woodsmith article it is said that that completing these boxes is “an exercise in patience”. That is the understatement of the year.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#1 posted 1314 days ago

Very nice exercise. They look just wonderful.
The finish you chose just makes me want to run my fingers over them.
Very nice box construction too. You pulled it off!


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 1314 days ago

Very nice boxes and great detail!

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#3 posted 1314 days ago

I saw that article and said, “Nahh.” You may have inspired me to give it a try. Nice job.

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#4 posted 1314 days ago

Wow Rowdy, these are really stunning! If patience is a virtue, it paid off for you big time with these beauts. Absolutely wonderful pieces.

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

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#5 posted 1314 days ago

Wow, that is really striking!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 1314 days ago

well done, beautifull

-- Joe, Ga

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#7 posted 1314 days ago

Now that is some good stuff Rowdy!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 1314 days ago

Cool, I like that!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 1314 days ago

Really great Rowdy! Love the dimensional aspect of the lids.


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#11 posted 1314 days ago

Nicely done. Tasteful design and expertly executed. I like them.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 1314 days ago

Wow. awesome job on that box i really love that top. You did a excellent job on it. Superb craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 1314 days ago

I saw that article and thought they looked cool. You’ve dione a great job with these!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#14 posted 1314 days ago

Very, very nice. I especially like the chamfers on the edges of all of the pieces. That really adds a three dimensional effect to the top.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#15 posted 1314 days ago

That last sentence and my ADHD made me think better of this as a project.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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