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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 12-22-2010 10:50 PM 2232 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by Andy’s tutorial on box making I decided to use up some of the small pieces of exotic woods I had laying around. What fun!
The first one I made using Lace Wood for the box, Marble wood for the lid and oak bottom.
The second one is Lace wood for the box, Blood wood for the lid and an oak bottom.
Not happy with the fit of the lids I finally smartened up and made a jig to cut the pieces accurately.
The third one is Tulip wood for the box and bottom, Macassar Ebony for the lid. I also added ebony dowels for a slight difference. Finally I have a nice fit on the lids.
Finish is 6 coats Formby’s Tung Oil and multiple coats of Briwax.
What a great time making these boxes. I’m giving them away for Christmas.
Thanks Andy.
Merry Christmas to all and have a Happy New Year.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 12-22-2010 11:14 PM

sweet looking box

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#2 posted 12-22-2010 11:36 PM

Very nice! They are really Beautiful! I was thinking of the dowel thing in my head the other day.
Great work! Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 12-22-2010 11:36 PM

I built some and they don’t look nearly that nice.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 12-22-2010 11:37 PM

Very Nice. I love the way all the rounded edges flow together.

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#5 posted 12-23-2010 01:44 AM

Excellent work

-- Norman

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 12-23-2010 02:52 AM

Awesome job on the box, I really enjoyed making mine. I am going to make another one this weekend. You do great work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 12-23-2010 03:45 AM

Hi Dale;

These boxes are really nicely done!

Great choice of woods.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 12-23-2010 04:36 AM

I like them all, but the first one is my favorite. The finish looks fantastic. I’m sure they’ll be a big hit at Christmas!

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#9 posted 12-23-2010 01:18 PM

Great work and colors! Andy’s boxes are a big hit!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 12-23-2010 03:53 PM

Great work Dale! I like the soft shaping on the corners and lid, makes me want to pick them up.
The mix of colors is nice too, well done.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#11 posted 12-23-2010 07:45 PM

Beautiful little box Dale. The wood is fantastic too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 12-24-2010 12:31 AM

lovely clean design & look, you just want to pick them up, I like the Tulip one,
looks like Andt realy has got you guys going. Well done here

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 12-27-2010 06:34 PM

Beautiful wood + outstanding craftsmanship = terrific results. Well done Dale…. love it!

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

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#14 posted 02-19-2011 06:10 PM

Dale, sure like the looks of your boxes. Simple but they stand out because of the contrasting woods.

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