Ash box with burl-veneer top

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Project by rkoorman posted 11-22-2011 12:33 PM 1591 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I made this box last week. During the build I made a lot of photo’s to be able to make a slide-show for you-tube.

part 1
part 2

Thanks for watching


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#1 posted 11-22-2011 12:36 PM

Cooool box.
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 02:01 PM

Nicely done. The grid over the walnut burl adds an interesting element to the lid. The hinges work particularly well. They appear to be set into the base of the box. Nice integrated effect. Innovative lift. Really nice job.

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

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#3 posted 11-22-2011 05:03 PM

Very Nice.
Roger just said all the things I would say so…. “What he said” is my comment.
Well executed wooden hinges really make a difference in my opinion.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 11-22-2011 05:23 PM

Thank you for posting, your timing is perfect for me. I will try your technique of not cutting all the way through the lid.
question, did you veneer the underside of the lid as well?

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

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#5 posted 11-22-2011 08:08 PM

Another nice one! Good stuff…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 11-22-2011 09:21 PM

All elements compliment the box.. well done..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 11-23-2011 03:07 AM

You nailed it with this one !
Great design and choice of wood contrasts and that hasp is just a great touch .

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 11-23-2011 04:09 AM

Very attractive box, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 11-23-2011 11:11 AM

@489tad : Yes, the underside has also veneer


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#10 posted 11-24-2011 10:36 AM

Wow, this is excellent. A truly great composition. Beautiful execution!

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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#11 posted 11-24-2011 11:56 AM

Good wood contrast and a really special burl on the top. Nice box.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 11-24-2011 12:41 PM

So nice details here.
Yes the wood hinges are a real beauty here.
Best thoughts,

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

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