Zebra wood box

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Zebra Wood Box; A friend gave me a small piece of zebra wood, and I decided to make a box with the leaves, using the grain to act as leaf veins. I added a center leaf vein using a thin strip of walnut….a good match for the darker portion of the wood. The splines are also walnut. The box is about 4.5×7 inches, has curved sides, and the lid is hinged with hidden pins. Natural poly finish.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 11:15 PM

Wow, these leaf veins are perfect!

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

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 11:16 PM

Very cool use of the grain and great job on the leaves. The curved sides and splines are an excellent touch. Thanks for sharing.

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 11:17 PM

Very nice box JB. I like the vertically rounded corners and wood is really unique. Is part of the leaf used as a handle?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 11:25 PM

Very unique and beautiful box.

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 11:32 PM

Awesome job!!! That’s not woodworking that’s pure craftmanship!

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 11:35 PM

I really like the leaves, do they take awhile to make?

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#7 posted 01-13-2011 11:36 PM

That’s a beautifull box.

I went to your site it looks really good.
Some of the picture could not be enlarge though.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 12:40 AM

Nice Box, Your ingenuity is outstanding, very artistic, I like it, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 01-14-2011 12:50 AM

The leaves do appear to be a handle, don’t they? Whether they are, or not, I like them.

I too, like the curved sides. Nice box!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 01-14-2011 04:09 AM

Nice looking box. I have been wanting to try some zebrawood but have not YET

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 06:05 AM

Great box, nice use of materials, looks terrific.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 01-15-2011 04:16 AM

great looken boxes, i just wish we could see the inside too.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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