Sycamore Box with elm-veneer

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Project by rkoorman posted 10-31-2011 08:16 PM 1972 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This box had been made in the last 2 weeks. It was a nice project. I made some pictures and put these together in a slide-show. This way you can see how I made this box.

Wood: Sycamore and elm veneer

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Thanks for watching


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#1 posted 10-31-2011 09:22 PM

Clean lines and a beautiful veneer! How do you like those barrel hinges for small boxes?

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#2 posted 10-31-2011 09:34 PM

Nice Rick. The veneer is just beautiful. I’m wondering about the hinges too and I like the divider pattern

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 10-31-2011 10:36 PM

Really nice slide show. The photos and commentary were very clear and instructive. The music was soothing. I enjoyed it very much. It really gave a sence of the process involved. Beautiful box.

One question – why is it necessary to not cut the top all the way through? Is this to prevent tear out from the table saw blade?

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#4 posted 10-31-2011 10:39 PM

Love the outside…love the inside. Great box!

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

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#5 posted 10-31-2011 11:08 PM

First of all that is the best video slide I have seen to date, good timing and such a wonderful piece of music.
What a nice box, and I also really enjoyed the inside, it was kind of calm and yet exiting.
Beautiful wood and really nice work.
I never heard of that walnut oil, does it also smell nut?
Best thoughts,

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#6 posted 10-31-2011 11:13 PM

How cool is this… I love it all…and really enjoyed the slideshow…

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#7 posted 10-31-2011 11:41 PM

Enjoyed! the slideshow. Nice! job on box and slide thanks!

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#8 posted 11-01-2011 01:56 AM

that’s just teee-tottally awesome

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#9 posted 11-01-2011 07:15 AM

Great job Rick – love the layout in the inside.

Nice WIP video too.



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#10 posted 11-01-2011 05:04 PM

Sharp looking Box, fine wood combo with clean construction and tasteful style, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#11 posted 11-01-2011 07:19 PM

The hinges are very nice but you always need rather thick sides and sometimes a narrower side looks better.

Walnut oil smells like …..well…..walnut…...Next month I’m helping the mill to produce more oil so probably i go home with some more oil.

I dont cut through the top in 1 go to keep the lid attached to the bottom. When you cut through at once you are at risk for the top being caught in the blade.


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#12 posted 11-24-2011 10:38 AM

Wow! great work!

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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