Another Jarrah and Huon Box

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Project by Wiggs posted 01-14-2011 08:24 AM 1666 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is similar the the earlier two. I went for two small trays this time, just for a change, and used curly jarrah for the lid. Still haven’t gotten to the ring holders yet, but that’ll come… eventually.

I finished the Jarrah with spray lacquer and wax, while the huon Pine got a coat of Danish oil and wax.

-- Wiggs, Western Australia --- Whoever said 'The devil's in the detail' was a woodworker!

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 12:21 PM

Just fabulous… he figure on the top is great…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 12:33 PM

what a beautiful box

love the curly jarrah (man that stuff is hard to come by even here in Perth)


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 12:55 PM

very nice looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 01:38 PM

Another tasteful box. I like the attention to the interior, particularly the use of the Huon pine. The softwoods offer their own unique beauty… one we use too infrequently. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 02:12 PM

WOW!!! With all the talent and skill I see on this forum I’m almost ashamed to post anything
I’ve built.
I send all of my respect and happy creating to all of you.

keep influencing me guys and gals. you all areTRULY artists and craftsmen


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#6 posted 01-14-2011 02:27 PM

Very nice looking box Wiggs. The curly top is beautiful and I really like the contrast between the woods. And as Roger said ” like the attention to the interior”. Thank you for sharing.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#7 posted 01-14-2011 03:06 PM

This is one of the projects that really stands out for it’s exceptional workmanship.

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

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 03:19 PM

Well done Wiggs. Tasteful and clean box… Love the top!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 01-14-2011 03:20 PM

Look at that curly Jarrah, very good choice using it in a well made box. I have always liked Jarrah but has been hard to come for me.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#10 posted 01-14-2011 04:18 PM

Not that I am overlooking the superb craftsmanship (and that top is really special.) but that royal blue on the bottom is an outstanding match to the overall look of the box. Really nice.


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 04:55 PM

If I received a box like that I would have to go and buy new jewelery, I currently don’t have anything that would be good enough to put in that.

Really nice, going from the Jarrah to the lighter trays with the blue as the backup is visually a fantastic study in contrasts.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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#12 posted 01-14-2011 06:38 PM

Beautifully crafted, and an elegant design.

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

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#13 posted 01-16-2011 03:52 AM

Very nice.The only thing I would put in that is 100 dollar bills.

-- Bill St.Pierre@St.Pierre

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#14 posted 01-16-2011 03:54 AM

neat and clean..very professional..and very good looking

-- Dave..Pensacola Fl.........In GOD we trust

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