Walnut box with a top from birds eye maple

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Project by rkoorman posted 11-14-2011 01:15 PM 1309 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Last week I made this box. It’s always fun to make boxes but when you get to work with stunning wood that’s even better!! The pieces of walnut are fantastic, walnut is such a nice wood to work with.

This box will be sold and the money will go to charity. KIKA is an organisation which helpes childeen fighting cancer.

I’ve put some more pictures on my blog for the people who want to see more

Thanks for watching


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Erik van Baarle

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#1 posted 11-14-2011 01:23 PM

Euh darn, thats great stuff
Amazing craftsmanship
You can be proud of that
Greetings from Belgium

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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Ian Hawthorne

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#2 posted 11-14-2011 02:04 PM

Nice one Rick! I think this might just be my favourite.



-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#3 posted 11-14-2011 02:06 PM

Very handsome box… I especially like the latch set up on the front. Gives the piece a nice feel… May have to borrow the idea… I really like.

Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 11-14-2011 02:56 PM

Lovely piece. It has a very warm and integrated feel to it. It flows well from the outside to the inside and doesn’t disappoint when the lid opens. Nicely done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 11-14-2011 03:13 PM

Very well done.
Your are right, that is a very handsome piece of wood. I just want to touch it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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will delaney

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#6 posted 11-14-2011 03:49 PM

Great box and for a great cause. The latch is a nice addition to this box. Wood choice and craftsmanship excellent.

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#7 posted 11-14-2011 05:18 PM

What a great job! This is beautiful the walnut & what I assume is birdseye. Love the front as well as the divider. You nailed this and a great cause to boot.

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

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#8 posted 11-14-2011 05:50 PM

Ooooooh that is nice !
Absolutely beautiful wood combo and wood selection. Superb workmanship and details and the added
unique clasp in front is the icing on the cake. Very well done !

Any pics on the hinges? Looks like you made those as well…..!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 11-14-2011 05:55 PM

I really appreciate your workmanship and it all goes for a good cause.

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

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#10 posted 11-14-2011 08:51 PM

This is a wonderful box and thanks for showing it.

-- 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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#11 posted 11-15-2011 02:30 AM

Just love the grain flow on this box, it exceptional…thanks for posting BC

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#12 posted 11-15-2011 05:43 AM

That is a exceptional box in more ways than one and not a stitch of metal.
Also a very good cause.
  • Thanks for being so thoughtful !*


-- Kiefer 松

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#13 posted 11-15-2011 05:45 AM

Really nice, I like your divider. Beautiful wood.

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#14 posted 11-15-2011 05:47 AM

Really nice!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#15 posted 11-15-2011 01:50 PM

Beautiful box, I love the closing mechanism.
Yes that sure is wonderful wood, and then with your kind gesture, it don’t get better than that.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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