Walnut String Box

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Project by Jake Brain posted 06-21-2011 02:33 AM 1980 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After finding a piece of highly figure 5/4 walnut and then reading Tim Hill Blog tiled Secrets of the String Box Revealed I decided to make another box. I used book matched Maple and Purple Heart for the box top and the walnut for the box sides. I thing the next time I use the String technique I will use less off the contrasting “String”.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 06-21-2011 02:36 AM

Beautiful Box! The three woods really complement each other.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 06-21-2011 02:43 AM

That is an outstanding box Jake. The woods really look nice together and that string work adds a fine touch.

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#3 posted 06-21-2011 02:55 AM

I am totally addicted to sitting and going from projects to projects…
So much artisty and talent on this site…

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#4 posted 06-21-2011 03:22 AM

Really sweeeeeet….Nice job.

-- Chuck

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#5 posted 06-21-2011 04:25 AM

Looks very good, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 06-21-2011 04:28 AM

very nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 06-21-2011 07:24 AM


I like the strong contrast of stringing and the amount you used. It’s very bold. On the other hand, I don’t think the purpleheart doesn’t stand out very much so it doesn’t lend much to the design. Too bad the stringing is separated around the corners but I think you know how to make that work next time.

-- Chris Wong -- --

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 08:07 AM

Very nice job. I like it!

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#9 posted 06-21-2011 08:33 AM

Very cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 06-21-2011 10:45 AM

Pretty Work Jake!!

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

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#11 posted 06-21-2011 12:28 PM

looks dag-gone good to me.

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

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#12 posted 06-21-2011 12:31 PM

Very nice indeed. Great layout of the crotch. You are a fine box maker.

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

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#13 posted 06-21-2011 12:36 PM

Great work, nice colors

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 06-21-2011 02:56 PM

I really like what you tried to do here. Beautiful box.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#15 posted 06-21-2011 06:15 PM

Nice box Jake with amazing contrasting timbers!


-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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