Another simple box...

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Project by Chris Wainscott posted 06-12-2011 08:33 AM 1408 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend asked me if I had any extra wood and if I would build his wife
a simple box yet nice looking to give to her for there anniversary.
So here it is.
Made this out of babinga and lace/leppard wood.
First time using leppard wood and without a thickness sander (due to the lack of one) and using nothing
but a planer to get it down to the desired thickness proved to be some what of a bear.
Tear-out was something to contend with.
Aprox. size is 14w X 12d X 8t
Hope you like and thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 06-12-2011 08:51 AM

Hi Chris i love your box that is some beautiful wood I have never heard or saw it before if ya had a band saw to resaw the wood you had enough wood there for two boxes it looks like is that wood very expensive they dont have it I dont think around here where I get my wood. Would like to make me a box out of it. I love to make boxes have been making quite a few real small boxes sure love yours. I like to try to make wood hinges for them too think they look great and there are so many ways and shapes to make them keep those boxes coming i need some neat ideas. see ya Archie

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#2 posted 06-12-2011 01:10 PM

yes the wood is kinda spendy… both are about $10.00 a BF
And I do lack a band saw as well.
the most of my woodworking knowlege is in trim/finish carpentry
however I’m breaking into (hopefully) cabinet making in the near future
so I’m going at all this with baby steps
Thanks for the post.


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#3 posted 06-12-2011 05:45 PM

Knowing Brazilian Lacewood , that must weigh a ton : )
Does your supplier do resawing for their customers ?
I’d like to see a picture or two of the top : )

After researching Lacewood / Leopardwood , I found out that the original Lacewood came from Austrailia and is no longer available to purchase. It has a totally different look to it.
What we refer to today as Lacewood actually comes from Brazil and involves two different species , one of which appears to have smaller , closely spaced “spots” and the other has the larger, more randomly spaced figure.
Thanks for making me learn something new today with your project : )

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

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#4 posted 06-12-2011 08:52 PM

Chris, great job on the box. I enjoy building boxes when the chance presents itself. What did you use for finish on you wood?

-- Now if some of my drawings could build themselves.....

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