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Project by yokel posted 11-02-2011 03:07 AM 1468 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did these as christmas presents for my nieces. The first one is rift sawn wenge with BEM veneered panels. The second is cherry & BEM. The inner trays & dividers are flatsawn hard maple with either wenge or cherry keys The finish is a washcoat of blonde shellac followed by a good soak in BLO. Then several coats of dewaxed amber shellac & one coat of hand rubbed poly for added durabilit.y The final coat was rubbed out with steel wool & wax. The hinges are brusso with 95% stops.





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Gary

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#1 posted 11-02-2011 03:42 AM

They are both beautiful. They must be a little bigger than they appear to have two trays on the top. Nice work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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blackcherry

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#2 posted 11-02-2011 04:27 AM

Nice set of box with great intention as gifts. The lumber choice are grand and the inside compartment are wonderful, thanks for posting…Blkcherry

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 11-02-2011 07:40 AM

Nicely done. I like the small lifts and the tray arrangement. Very nice gifts.

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

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rkoorman

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 08:34 AM

Nice boxes…clean looking and well executed!!

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 10:29 AM

Great job, they will love them no doubt!

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

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j_c

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#6 posted 11-02-2011 02:40 PM

Really beautiful. No frills – clean and simple with smart details and a great finish.

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489tad

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#7 posted 11-02-2011 03:09 PM

Beautiful boxes. wood choice is nice and i like how the trays align the lid. The different size spline on the corners give the boxes a nice look.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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ghazard

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#8 posted 11-02-2011 09:51 PM

Do you know what is the most amazing part of this project? It is completed a full 53 days BEFORE Christmas!!! :) You got me beat right from the start! ;)

Kidding, the most amazing part are the lid panels…they are awsome! and the design…simple and striking. and the build…looks really tight and clean…and the …

Well done!

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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ShaneA

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#9 posted 11-02-2011 10:06 PM

Nice, I like the splines. Well done.

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kiefer

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#10 posted 11-07-2011 07:09 AM

Well done and you should be proud of your creations.
The nieces should be happy and thankful for ever !!!!

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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logndog

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#11 posted 11-09-2011 07:59 PM

very nice, professional looking. Look similar to the ones im making now. I never knew how fun it would actuaqlly be to make boxes. i thought theres no real skill involved, but mixing and playing with little design q’s ..i love it! Now if i had the guts to actually try and sell them! Keep up the great work!

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 11-09-2011 11:14 PM

You did a wonderful job on these boxes.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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yokel

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#13 posted 11-14-2011 07:34 AM

I’ve been busy lately & haven’t had time to post. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the comments & critiques. They’re always appreciated.

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LukieB

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#14 posted 01-13-2012 05:08 AM

These boxes are gorgeous, I love the contrasting woods, BEM is my favorite. Very nice job.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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