Curly Maple, Bloodwood & Wenge Tea Box

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Project by majeagle1 posted 05-18-2011 02:18 AM 7835 views 31 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I would do a little change up from all the jewelry boxes…...
I used Curly Maple, Bloodwood and Wenge, hoping for a nice contrast.
I like it, let me know what you think.

The bottom of the box is beveled to give it a little “lift” and the “inlay band”
I think kind of ties in with the lid.

12×8 x 4 and finished with Danish Oil and Black Bison Wax

Don’t know if you would call this “curly Maple” or “Figured Maple?????

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 05-18-2011 02:24 AM

That is a really handsome box. Nice contrast without looking cluttered or girly.

I would want to call it figured maple.

I really like it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 02:26 AM

I think you hit a home run with this box.
I would call this figured maple. But I am fairly new to woodworking, so don’t go by my opinion

-- Chuck

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 02:35 AM

WOW! I think your choices are outstanding.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 02:38 AM

Really nice box. How do you get you corner inlays so nice. It looks like you are not using a square blade and your inlay curves perfectly. very nice!

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#5 posted 05-18-2011 02:58 AM

i like this one too… very masculine yet with a touch of feminine elegance…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 05-18-2011 02:58 AM

Great job on this Figured Maple box : )
You really did a sweet job on retaining the grain flow between the top and bottom as well as the miters !!

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

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#7 posted 05-18-2011 03:19 AM

I like this box the best. The different colors compliment each other. Great work.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 05-18-2011 05:13 AM

The wenge really makes this one even more special.

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

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#9 posted 05-18-2011 05:52 AM

you have box magic!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#10 posted 05-18-2011 06:09 AM

Very remarkable! I would be proud to own this box… Send it soon, I’m sitting out by the mailbox waiting for the delivery!!

-- Eric, Rainier, WA, Never met a piece of wood I didn't like!

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#11 posted 05-18-2011 06:17 AM

is the strip around the bottom inlay or layered? I’ve saved this link to make one for the wife, she’d love it.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#12 posted 05-18-2011 06:33 AM

Beautiful selection of woods here. The subtle wenge accents really send this one over the top.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#13 posted 05-18-2011 10:31 AM

Excellent looking box with great color contrast. I think the wenge really accents the whole thing.
I will have to remeber that next time.

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.

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#14 posted 05-18-2011 03:12 PM

Beautiful box Gene. I guess were are on the same track. I’m building 3 tea chests right now.
They are even similar in design.

I love your choice of wood on this.


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#15 posted 05-18-2011 04:37 PM

I enjoy seeing a box like this. It reminded me of why I’m here.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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