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Oak and Maple Box

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Project by medsker posted 966 days ago 974 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at some sort of decorative box. The sides are oak and the base and inside of lid are maple. Previously I’ve seen posts using splines in the corners and built a jig to attempt that on this project. Overall it turned out okay I think. In the future I think I will try to make the base and the splines stick out instead of staining everything the same color. I used English Chestnut stain with several coats of gloss Lacquer finish. It was a fun project where I challenged myself to try new methods and overall was happy with the result although I have a lot to learn from everyone still! I think I will give it away for a Christmas gift.





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woodworm

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#1 posted 966 days ago

Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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cdbridge39

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#2 posted 966 days ago

Nice first box !!! I really need to make one of those jigs.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#3 posted 965 days ago

Nice Box, great job for a first, nice style, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 965 days ago

yeah if you go to the trouble of splines you want them to stick out, nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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