Quilt Box

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Project by mauibob posted 1325 days ago 1795 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for one of our avid quilting friends. The box itself is of quilted maple with koa splines. The lid design is called “Star & Pinwheel” and consists of maple, mahogany, padauk, purpleheart, and Chechen rosewood.

I used a homemade miter sled on the tablesaw, with a stop adjusted to provide an exact 1/2 square. The quilt pattern was glued and pressed onto an 1/8” piece of Baltic birch with a secondary veneer of birdseye maple on the other side (not shown).

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#1 posted 1325 days ago

very pretty

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#2 posted 1325 days ago

This is so unique, it’s gorgeous! What a fantastic and special idea for a quilter. It looks great, the choice of woods is so beautiful. :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#3 posted 1325 days ago

I am very impressed.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 1325 days ago

Wowwww…. I LOVE this!

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

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#5 posted 1325 days ago

That is where I believe that geometrical figures are never ending search for pattern! Very nice and good combination of wood color.

You can have this pattern if you like….

-- Bert

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#6 posted 1325 days ago

wow great looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 1325 days ago

Thats great and the wood you chose is great as it looks like material.
Just beautiful

-- Theresa,

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#8 posted 1325 days ago

a beautiful job and I know that the quilter must have absolutely loved this.


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 1325 days ago

Very nice, good choice of wood and pattern.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#10 posted 1325 days ago

Very nice!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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#11 posted 1325 days ago

That’s a very beautiful box. I love the design and the woods that you used.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#12 posted 1273 days ago

Love this…I have been doing a bunch of research on quilt patterns thinking about how to apply to woodworking. Would love to see the sled you used. How big are the squares… look like about 3/4?

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#13 posted 1273 days ago

Hey Matthew, thanks for the comments! The squares are actually 1/2” and the sled I used is a standard (homebrew) 45 degree miter sled (i.e., the type used to make picture frames) to which I added a simple stop so that the cut would give precisely even sides to the triangles. The squares are all made out of bandsawn veneers, approximately 3/32” or so in thickness.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#14 posted 1273 days ago

Don’t know how I missed this when you posted it. Very impressive. Good pattern and wood choice.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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