2nd Box, working out the kinks

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Project by elroyy posted 1104 days ago 976 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I’ve completed my 2nd box. It’s made from spalted cherry with a curly maple sliding lid. As you can see, I’ve got some work to do with tightening up the corner miters, but I’m on the road to success with that. I miscut the rabbet for the sliding lid (far edge in the photos) but I didn’t want to waste a piece of curly maple. I really like the way the knot in the front left corner “wraps around” the joint, and will do more of this in the future, once my miters are tightened up.

I originally designed/made this box for my wife, but during construction, we received into our lives a granddaughter, born 2 months early at a wedding in Cancun. Soooooo, I believe it’ll be hers. She’s doing well and the Children’s Healthcare folks in Atlanta are awesome! Baby Maddie certainly feels loved.

Thanks in advance for comments and suggestions!


-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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#1 posted 1104 days ago

I like it . The contrasting wood colours are great. You’ve done a really nice job finishing the box and the woods grain is nicely matched.
Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter, i’m sure she’ll treasure this box for a long time,
Well it may take a few years for her to appreciate it properly but a beautiful box from grand-dad is possesion few are lucky enough to have.

thanks for sharing

-- Anthony

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#2 posted 1104 days ago

Congrats on your new Grand Daughter….she is one lucky girl to have you for Grand Pa…..she will really appreciate the box for sure it is real nice…..”did yourself proud”

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#3 posted 1104 days ago

Great looking wood and a good job using it.

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

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 1103 days ago

Use beautiful wood like this and no one sees any mistakes. Nice job on your second box. The one your wife gets will be even better.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#5 posted 1103 days ago

Thanks for the comments, well wishes, and encouragement guys! i appreciate your input!


-- "Without lethality, it's just a parade."

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#6 posted 972 days ago

Beautiful box! And congrats on the new granddaughter!

What kind of finish did you use on it?

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