Zebra wood Box

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Project by longgone posted 04-23-2011 06:05 PM 5737 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second box using Zebra wood. I really like its grain patterns and the finish it takes. This box has a top tray with 16 inserts and a bottom with 5 sections. All of the dividers are dovetailed for strength.
It was really a task to make the dovetails in the 5/16” divider stock. Most of te dividers are 2” long.
The bottom and tray are lined with red velvet. The box is 12×8x6.5”

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#1 posted 04-23-2011 06:10 PM

great looking box very nice work on the dovetails.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 04-23-2011 06:19 PM

Beautiful box Greg. And I must say a big challenge to the deviders like that. Again Great Job..

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

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#3 posted 04-23-2011 06:19 PM

Beautiful box great wood, one of the best Andy style boxes I’ve seen.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 04-23-2011 06:41 PM

I keep coming up with the word, handsome. It fits, well, handsomly. Much like the box and especially the craftsmanship of its dividers. Well done. Zebrawood is on my short list of woods to use.

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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#5 posted 04-23-2011 07:04 PM

Nice one Greg.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 04-23-2011 09:27 PM

The zebrawood grain makes a beautiful box absolutely stunning. Looks like excellent craftsmanship as well.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#7 posted 04-23-2011 11:25 PM

just teee-totally awesome !!

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

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#8 posted 04-24-2011 03:51 AM

another stunner, Greg/. You really got box making down pat!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#9 posted 04-24-2011 01:23 PM

Beautiful box.
I like that you mitered the corners, and carried the zebra stripes around them perfectly.
Great work.

-- Steve--

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#10 posted 04-25-2011 03:11 AM

Zebra wood never looked so fine . The handle and matching stripe on the lid is very appealing . The scalloping reminds me of a classic sea shell carving , or wind swept sand on the dunes . This is one beautiful box and one excellent example of fine craftsmanship . My favorite of your boxes , which are all great .

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#11 posted 11-21-2011 08:52 AM

Beautiful Box greg. This one is really special. I love the way the grains flows through the carvings. It reminds me of boating on the ocean. Very nice work sir.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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