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Project by itsmic posted 04-09-2011 05:43 PM 2444 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone

Still lots of snow on the ground, but, today is supposed to get into the 50’s, Yeah! This is the mirror image of an earlier box, from the other side of the cut. This Rock Maple Box has a lift off lid trimmed in Blood wood, miter joints, and a solid rock maple floor. On the lid I made a blood wood putty to fill the gaps and imperfections. To hold the lid, I made some small maple strips put into place with solid brass screws. I finished this box with a clear lacquer, then sanded, used 0000 steal wool, and polished and waxed by hand, I don’t have a power puffer, so, like much that I do, it is done the old fashioned way. Thanks for taking a look, all comments are welcomed.

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing





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shipwright

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#1 posted 04-09-2011 06:04 PM

Nice box.
Nice mountain scene.
I particularly like the glacier flow on the right.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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americancanuck

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#2 posted 04-09-2011 06:13 PM

this is a beautifull box. I can’t see any evidence of wood filler. I have never tried lacqurer finish. after seeing your results I think I should try it. Again very impressive work!!!

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mafe

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 06:44 PM

Yes that is a gift from nature that scene.
Nice box and what a shine on the finish.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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bigike

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 06:50 PM

now that is a saweeeeeet looken box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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aero

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 06:56 PM

My favorite wood, and you used it so well.
Karen

-- Karen and Bill

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Dez

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#6 posted 04-09-2011 07:19 PM

I love finding scenery in the wood! Very nice!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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majeagle1

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#7 posted 04-09-2011 07:34 PM

Beautiful figure in the top, wonderful scene…........... don’t you just love Mother Nature !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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fernandoindia

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#8 posted 04-09-2011 07:45 PM

Came out great Mic.

The board is indeed a finding.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#9 posted 04-09-2011 08:26 PM

Fantastic scenery ! Mother Nature rules : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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freighttrain

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#10 posted 04-09-2011 09:25 PM

great job on the box nice finish too but the wood really is the star great find there one of the most beautiful pieces of wood i have seen. again great job!!!

-- freighttrain,ky

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blackcherry

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#11 posted 04-09-2011 10:46 PM

Wow what grain and beautiful box, nicely executed thank for posting…BC

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itsmic

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#12 posted 04-10-2011 01:26 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments, this was a remarkable find, I was glad I was able to make two box lids out of it, who knows if there will ever be another, I will keep looking, Thanks again

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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tdv

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#13 posted 04-10-2011 03:02 AM

That’s a sweet box as Mads said a real gift of nature & nicely done
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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RandyMorter

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#14 posted 04-10-2011 07:12 PM

Very nice Mic. Everything you touch seems to turn to beauty!

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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ratchet

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#15 posted 05-16-2011 07:36 PM

Mic; I can’t beleive I missed this one! I see a mountain range with a valley between peaks and maybe a river? This is a very appealing project, worthy of commendation. Did you rabbet out the edge of a board for the bloodwood, and the “scene” piece inset?

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