Lace Wood Box

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Project by 58j35bonanza posted 01-11-2011 06:52 PM 2126 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am new to woodworking and new to LumberJocks, so I thought since I was on a first’s kick, it would only be right to put my first project on here.
This is a box that I made for my wife for Christmas 2010. It is made with a Lace wood top (I joined two pieces together) and Bubinga for the sides. It is finished with lemon oil and a few coats of Johnson’s paste wax. I made the feet with my oscillating sander. The size is 5 3/4” x 5 1/2” x 2 3/4”. Thanks for looking.

-- Chuck

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 07:14 PM

Nice box… I like the feet.

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 07:18 PM

I bet she was thrilled to get this. The feet are a very nice detail. Welcome to LJs

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

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 07:44 PM

Very nice. Well done. Welcome to LJs.

You used 2 of my favorite woods in this project.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 10:10 PM

niice box :-)

and welcome to L J enjoy and have fun while you learn and share:-)

take care

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 02:16 AM

Eye catching box. Well done!
Welcome. You will enjoy this site.

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

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#6 posted 02-21-2011 02:26 AM

Sweet little box. I like the feet, nice touch. I see that you mentioned that you are new to woodworking. And I see that you like making boxes, I checked out you purpleheart one first. It is what reminded me of a drilling jig I made years ago that allows you to insert a dowel through the miter joint to hold it together. You then use a pullsaw to cut the dowel flush with the outside of the box. The end result is an oval detail at the corner.

I made this drawing rather quickly and it’s not to scale, but I think you’ll get the concept.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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