Two Tone Oak Box

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 06-10-2011 06:39 AM 2311 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had these parts cut for a while and never had a chance to make the box. I haven’t posted a box for a long time, so I thought it would be fun to experiment a little.
The lid is a four board, half inch thick glue up and my biscuit joining abilities with those tolerances is getting tougher as the eyes and hands start to
Plus, this was my first crack at splines. The splines are walnut.
Lastly, the top is that Minwax Polyshade in black and if you apply it real lightly, the grain come through nicely.
The bottom was some plywood I had laying around, so I covered the inside bottom with some black material that I hope my wife won’t miss….
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#1 posted 06-10-2011 08:17 AM

well you’ve come a long way baby

from flatfoot
to flat box

great use of the scrap wood
that gather around us

very nice
and elegant

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-10-2011 10:37 AM

Got Scraps??
Make a Box!!
You’ve made a good looking one here Eric, Nice Job!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 06-10-2011 11:32 AM

Really clean lines. I like how you did that little space for the fingers to lift the lid. Very nice box.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#4 posted 06-10-2011 12:31 PM

Really nice, Eric.
I usually don’t like stain on wood, but this looks just great!
Be careful… boxes are addicting!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 06-10-2011 01:40 PM

Very nice box! Quick and fun …right?
Thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 06-10-2011 01:50 PM

This is a very nice box! One of the first thing I noticed was the splines. They look great! Awesome job!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 02:49 PM

Very Nice Box! Clean & Crisp!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 06-10-2011 03:19 PM

Really sweet.
What Dennis said, +1. I like clean and crisp.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 06-10-2011 10:26 PM

Nice looking box.

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 11:35 PM

Ya done good! I like the two tone.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 06-10-2011 11:48 PM

very cool lookin box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 06-11-2011 01:17 AM


I really like the way the grain is still visible on the top!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 06-11-2011 02:44 AM

Nice job Eric.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 06-11-2011 04:01 PM

Picture #3 really shows off the finish – a nice bit of reflection and the grain shows as well. Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 06-11-2011 04:49 PM

Simple is always good. Less is more sometimes and this is one of those times.

Very elegant.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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