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Maple and Wenge Desk Box

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Project by Rob posted 06-23-2011 08:53 AM 1650 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,

Here’s a Rock Maple and Wenge desk box I made. (The base is Peruvian Walnut)
It’s about 300mm long x 200mm wide x 87mm deep. The finger joints were done on a Leigh D4R using a 1/4” spiral upcut cutter.
The finish is Wattyl Scandinavian oil finished by wet sanding from 400g to 4000g. It will be waxed in a couple of days.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 06-23-2011 09:38 AM

Very nice great box and joints!

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

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#2 posted 06-23-2011 10:55 AM

Nice one Rob… Using the dark and light wood really shows how picture-perfect your joints are!! Great choice!!

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

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#3 posted 06-23-2011 11:31 AM

You picked out a great piece for the lid.How about a closer look at the Wenge sides,please ?
I love the box joints : )

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

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#4 posted 06-23-2011 04:27 PM

Nice bold contrasts. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 06-23-2011 09:02 PM

great lookin box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 06-24-2011 01:59 AM

Well done Rob. The different tones really highlight the finger joints.

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

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#7 posted 06-24-2011 02:49 AM

Nice, love the rounded box joints. With the contrasting wood, the defects are obvious if the joinery isn’t dam-near perfect…. Yours is!

-- Smitty

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#8 posted 06-24-2011 05:27 AM

Nice project!!!It seems that the inside has no finish on it , is this for a reason?

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Rob

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#9 posted 06-24-2011 06:25 AM

Hi all,

Thanks for the kind comments. I can’t show you any more pics of the Wenge sides as the box has gone to it’s new home.
As far as the inside not being finished… I forgot!!

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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#10 posted 06-24-2011 04:07 PM

O’k , thanks for responding : )

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

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#11 posted 06-25-2011 10:41 PM

I like your very unusual opening cut outs on the sides. That was truly thinking “out of the box” – pun intended – on that one! nicely done, Rob.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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