Huon and Blackwood box

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Project by ruddy posted 1171 days ago 1636 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box made from Huon Pine and Blackwood and follows the general designs that have been posted on here by quite a few boxmakers. LJ is a great motivator as the many projects shown are inspirational and makes you ask yourself “could I make that”. I was surprised at how simple this box was to make.
It is about 160mm long x 100 mm wide by around 85 mm deep.
The box was finished with many coats of tung oil applied up to 1200 grit and then waxed and hand polished.

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

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#1 posted 1171 days ago

beautiful! very nice. the wood combo is great

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

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#2 posted 1171 days ago

Great box! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 1170 days ago

Beautiful box from beautiful wood….excellent job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1170 days ago

Beautiful..and your other boxes very beautiful

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#5 posted 1170 days ago

Nice Box, clean lines and beautiful wood combination, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 1170 days ago

Great job on the box

Welcome to the “club”

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#7 posted 1170 days ago

Very nice. I hope you keep making them!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 1170 days ago

Ruddy, the wood combo looks great.

I like the oil finish. Never tried before.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#9 posted 1170 days ago

Terrific piece, the top is beautiful.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 1169 days ago

great lookin box, how did you round the top like that?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 1169 days ago

Thanks for all the comments.
Bigike, I made the curve using the table saw to create the cove. Set the fence at an angle and slowly and carefully raise the saw after each pass. That got the concave shape on the lid. I then scribed a line about 12mm parallel to that curve for the outside shape. Dressed to parallel using the bandsaw and then the disc sander. Finally hand sand.

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

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