Walnut box

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Project by emetric posted 06-05-2011 07:04 AM 1927 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this intending to use it as a domino box but was 1/16” too short… oh well. I used a board with a knot in it that I resawed for the sides. I included the void as a finer pull in the lid. Enjoy!

-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 11:29 AM

I think it’s beautiful with that eye in the lid, nature is sweet to us.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 01:37 PM

Very nice. I just built almost the exact same box with my daughter. Ours has a maple top with a knot. I’ll post it after the final finish goes on.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 03:56 PM

Nicely done. Is the box too short, or the dominos just too long? Maybe the next project is a well fitted custom set of dominos?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 04:21 PM

Now there’s the real meaning of thinking outside…. or should I say “on top of the box”. Really like the idea of the void being the lid pull…... or are you sure you’re just “knot” trying to cover your mistake???.......... lol

Totally agree w/ dustyal…...... time to make a set of custom dominoes.

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 07:53 PM

A beautiful piece of wood—which you showed off very well. Good job!

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 09:10 PM

A man after my own heart. I love nothing more than showcasing knots or other odd inclusions in wood – it’s what give it character as a once living thing!

-- Jamie

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#7 posted 06-06-2011 12:02 AM

sooo cool, I love your box!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#8 posted 06-09-2011 03:58 PM

Very nice Box, Love the knot and it’s use, beautiful wood, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 04-14-2012 08:52 PM

you have made a very nice box. strange how a lot of furniture makers cut ot the knos to me they just ad charactor lovely piece of wood

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