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Project by Dchip posted 02-14-2011 07:31 PM 1678 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I got a little carried away a couple months back with a new woodslicer blade and ended up re-sawing about 25 foot long scraps for future use as box sides. As such, I’ve been experimenting with different basic box styles, these representing the “rabbeted lid” variety. The first is walnut and padauk, a personal favorite of mine in terms of wood combos. The second is red oak and padauk. All comments/questions/criticisms are appreciated.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 07:41 PM

Nice clean lines and great wood combinations.

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

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 09:24 PM

Cool box

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 09:31 PM

As I can see, there is nothing more challenging then being carried away, but you came out with good results. I like the fact that you took the time to follow the grain around the corners. My first choice on lids is the padauk/walnut box because the lid being splayed down looks much lighter than the coved one. Both are great anyway. Nice and good work. Thanks for sharing. You’re boxes are very inspirational to me.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 09:49 PM

Clean lines I dig em, and I too love Paduak

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 10:39 PM

Very nice boxes. I really like the combo of the wood you used..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 11:19 PM

I understand how you can get carried away with the Woodslicer. I tend to save up wood for the time when I have a new blade-before I forget and use it for something that dulls it! It makes resawing for box sides a breeze. I have made a Walnut and Padauk box. I like the medium dark Walnut/Padauk combo. Good work.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#7 posted 02-15-2011 02:37 AM

very nice little boxes.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 02-15-2011 05:50 AM

Love the wood, love the boxes. Great Job

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#9 posted 02-20-2011 01:35 AM

I forgot to mention that these boxes were inspired by Charlie’s wonderful box –

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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