American Rock Maple and Australian Red Cedar Box

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Project by ruddy posted 1286 days ago 2471 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another box that has the fine veneer strips through the sides and lid. I liked the contrast between the different wood.
The veneer strips in the lid followed the grain pattern in the Australian Cedar and are not so profound as the earlier box that was made from walnut and huon.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 1286 days ago

nice box, i like the veneer strips you inserted great contrast but not distracting

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#2 posted 1286 days ago


-- -Thomas -

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#3 posted 1286 days ago

very nice box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 1286 days ago

Beautiful box, Ruddy. I am a box addict, too. I have looked over all your posts, and this is my favorite.

-- jbschutz

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#5 posted 1286 days ago

Very nice – the beveled front and the corner details are outstanding!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 1286 days ago

great look and color balance. love it

-- Dave from Buffalo Grove

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#7 posted 1286 days ago

way way kool Ruddy! wow. those woods are awesome together. really really nice box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 1286 days ago

Fine veneer and fine work as well.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#9 posted 1286 days ago

Beautiful and stunning box, this veneer technique is very cool, your artistic composition of the project is wonderful, I really like this box, the craftsmanship is excellent, choice of woods, just everything about it is great, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 1286 days ago

Beautifully done, Ruddy. The corner pegs tie it all together so well. Nicely balanced and shaped. Well done.

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

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#11 posted 1286 days ago

great color combo and grain , really great box that is well done

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#12 posted 1286 days ago

This is a very handsome box. I really like the lid treatment in the front…very artistic. Great job, thanks for the post.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#13 posted 1283 days ago

I really like the lines on this box and the wood combination. The “extended” front ties in perfectly with the lift, very nice.
This is my favorite of your boxes, even though I love your walnut box as well.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#14 posted 1273 days ago

Another really fine box, both design and construction.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 994 days ago

I have never been aroused by a box before, but that is just plain sexy.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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