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Project by kmitty posted 04-26-2011 02:57 PM 1896 views 14 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got around to using up some of those pieces of wood left over from larger projects. Apart from a cutlary box made some years ago I’ve never done any box making and its surprising how different it felt to the normal larger cabinets, tables etc I get asked for by friends and familly. The main wood here is zebrano (zebra wood) with walnut trim. The interior trays are of mahogany and there is a small rectangle of maple on the lid and another in the escutcheon.





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ChuckV

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#1 posted 04-26-2011 03:19 PM

Very nice. I like the way that the various wood species work together.

The walnut trim at the miter joints is a fine touch. Could you say something about how you did that?

Thanks for posting this.

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#2 posted 04-26-2011 03:19 PM

Love the wood selection. Looks great!

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#3 posted 04-26-2011 03:21 PM

That is a beautiful box. Love the design and the choice of woods.

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MShort

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#4 posted 04-26-2011 03:49 PM

That is a GRAND first try. Great shape and wood choice.

What are the diminsions of the box? Thx.

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bibb

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#5 posted 04-26-2011 03:59 PM

I like the hinges. what kind are they?

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#6 posted 04-26-2011 04:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful !!

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RS Woodworks

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#7 posted 04-26-2011 04:02 PM

Looks fantastic! I really like it. My only constructive comment would be that I would have tried to use the same cut of wood for the front piece of zebrano that you did for the top inside and sides. Quarter sawn instead of rift sawn. But otherwise looks great.

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christopheralan

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#8 posted 04-26-2011 04:06 PM

Well done!

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#9 posted 04-26-2011 04:07 PM

Wow! great box. I really like your design and wood combinations…you should do more boxes, if this is any indication of your work. thanks for sharing.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#10 posted 04-26-2011 04:15 PM

Unique wood and design well done.

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#11 posted 04-26-2011 04:17 PM

This is absolutely beautiful !! Great colors and nice work on the hinges!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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HorstPeter

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#12 posted 04-26-2011 04:24 PM

Fantastic design, great use of different woods, tight craftsmanship. Very beautiful. Especially love the taper and the escutcheon.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 04-26-2011 04:44 PM

Excellent looking box and your craftsmanship is first class.

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#14 posted 04-26-2011 05:18 PM

Welcome to LJ . A lot of Boxmakers here.

Nice design and wood combinations. Like the rift sawn.

thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 04-26-2011 05:40 PM

I don´t care what other thinks ….......BUT I LIKE IT !!!!! :-)

thank´s for sharing , welcome to L J enjoy and have fun

Dennis

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