Wenge and Oak Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 05-06-2011 04:05 PM 1797 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend gave me a very small piece of Wenge last Christmas, barely enough to do a small box. So, I decided to add a little oak to the mix, and this is the result. The lid is hinged with hidden pins and the corners are a hybrid half lap/butt joint with dowels. Approx. 6.5×4 inches. The bottom is lined with black velvet and it is finished with spray poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 05-06-2011 04:10 PM

Very nice box. The wenge and the oak make a nice contrasting wood combination.

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 05:15 PM

Nice wood combination and design.

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

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 07:02 PM

Very nice! Good design and execution. Did you bandsaw the end curves after construction?

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 08:09 PM

Nice end curve.

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 11:11 PM

Another beautiful box John, great wood combination and contrast. I love the design on all your boxes!
Thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#6 posted 05-06-2011 11:14 PM

very nice little box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 05-07-2011 01:07 AM

well done Bud!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 05-07-2011 01:37 PM

Nice piece! The two coarse-textured woods work well together, and the pegged joint is a nice effect.

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#9 posted 05-07-2011 04:34 PM

This is eye catching, nice contrasts.
I like the front panel with the pegs and the matching inset top panel.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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