this week's box

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Project by robert triplett posted 10-11-2011 01:40 AM 1494 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another simple jewelry box, but the wood is very nice. Padauk for the sides and A nice piece of Curly Maple for the top with a frame of Padauk that is from a more orange board. The box is 12” x 9” x 6”. I used Quarter Sawn Sycamore for the sides of the tray with Maple for the bottom of the tray. Little splines on the inside sides for tray support. I like this method because I can cut the slots as I do the bottom grooves. I was trying to get this box done for a little craft show-mainly as an advertisement for Christmas shows. I got 6 smaller boxes done, but this one was left behind because I ran out of time to do the tray. I used Natural Watco Danish Oil, taking care to blow all the Padauk dust off and carefully wiping oil on the Maple first, then the Padauk with a different rag. I don’t think I had any orange in the Maple. The Maple has a lot of depth to it. I think I will concentrate on making quite a few of this size and style for Christmas. They take just a bit more time than a smaller box, but the return to me is greater- both in interest and $$.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 01:43 AM

Well done on the box. Very nice on the contrasting wood. Keep up the good work

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#2 posted 10-11-2011 02:16 AM

May be simple but beautifully done!

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#3 posted 10-11-2011 07:12 AM

Very nice wood combinations they compliment each other. I like that the top panel and tray match as well as the splines. A very stunning piece.

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#4 posted 10-12-2011 05:01 PM

Real Nice, that’s a nice piece of maple, I like Your design, shape and style, no wonder it is one You are going to repete, a chain to hold the lid may be a nice added feature for this box, the tray and wood combos are great, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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