Document box in African Cherry and Peruvian Walnut

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Project by Rob posted 02-10-2008 04:12 AM 1843 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyones,
This is a document storage box made in African Cherry and Peruvian Walnut. The finger joints were cut using a Leigh D4r (1/4” fingers) and the box was finished in my usual manner. It measures about 13” x 8” x31/2”
I like the Cherry and the Walnut as they are both very forgiving. They saw,plane and generally process very easily. I also like the figure in the Cherry.




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#1 posted 02-10-2008 04:35 AM


This is a very nice box. I like the combination of walnut and makore, They create an interesting contrast.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-10-2008 04:40 AM

Looks great!

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

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#3 posted 02-10-2008 04:51 AM

I like the box and the wood , I would like to learn to cut those 1/4” fingers but i have no idea what a Leigh D4r what-u-may-call-it is or even where i may find one growing, ha ha

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 02-10-2008 06:16 AM

Very nice box…beautiful wood!

Mike in Mississippi, if you know where to find a money tree growing, I’ll tell you where to find one of them there Leigh whattayacallits. :-)

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

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#5 posted 02-10-2008 08:42 AM

Rob, this box is really great. I really like everything about it. The narrow but deep finger joints are really cool and make it look very classy. I’ll have to remember to try that. Nice choice of woods too. I especially like the lid, and how you chose to keep it flat and solid. That was the right choice for this box. And the simple knob is a great shape and a great detail. All around, nice design. Elegant and not over-done.

I’m learning a lot from how effective simplicity can be in design from fellow lumberjocks lately.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 02-10-2008 08:48 AM

What a great box -

What kind of hinges did you use? How were they mounted?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 02-10-2008 08:58 AM

Hi Dorje,
I used brass hinges mounted on the back of the box. They consist of two 3/4” “flaps” which are attched by three screws on each flap. I actually think I might change them though. I’d like something a bit more substantial.




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#8 posted 02-10-2008 11:44 AM

Hey Rob, nice work mate

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#9 posted 02-10-2008 03:23 PM

Nice wood combination.

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#10 posted 02-10-2008 08:14 PM

Great box. Excellent craftsmanship.

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#11 posted 02-11-2008 04:03 AM

Beautiful box. Nice looking wood. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 02-12-2008 03:40 AM

Nice solid job Rob.

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

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