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Project by blackcherry posted 11-27-2011 12:05 AM 1914 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Jocks, hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and love ones. This post is a larger box from my most recently posted box. Made from Tiger Maple and Mahogany accent handle and splines. The finish is a natural Danish oil and French polish and I think I’m getting the hang of this technique, lots of fun with quick results. As always thanks for viewing…Blkcherry

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 12:33 AM

Beautiful Box. Some great looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 12:54 AM

Beautiful box!

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 01:02 AM

Hey BlackCherry, That is one handsome box…

-- Ed Port Republic

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#4 posted 11-27-2011 01:15 AM

Lovely box. Nice transition to the low plinth base. A very graceful shape, combined with great execution.

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

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#5 posted 11-27-2011 01:16 AM

”Getting the hang of it ” he says !! LOL I think you’ve nailed it , my friend : )
Beautiful woods , design and finish , BC.
Love to see this one in person !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 11-27-2011 01:20 AM

That wood is beautiful. Nice box!

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

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#7 posted 11-27-2011 01:47 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#8 posted 11-27-2011 01:53 AM

Wilson, gorgeous box, buddy. The cross grain highlights are stunning and you have presented them in a box that honors the wood. Bravo! Where ever you are finding maple like this…...put me down for a load.

-- jbschutz

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#9 posted 11-27-2011 02:00 AM

Great Looking Box, That wood is crazy nice, and Your craftsmanship and artistic style are fantastic, this one really catches my eye, Great job Blkcherry, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 11-27-2011 02:24 AM

Hey guys thanks for all your comments..Schutz ask “Where ever you are finding maple like this……put me down for a load.” If I may give one of our very own LJ’s a plug, all my Birds Eye and Curly Maple come from the U.P. of Michigan from L.Jock Barlow. I just can’t give him more praise for his lumber, I keep a steady supply from him on hand and have never been disappointed. This supplier delivers time and time again, it a real joy to work with his product and him personally. So give him a chance and you won’t be disappointed, thank again for viewing BC

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#11 posted 11-27-2011 02:26 AM

Just marvelous Wilson. I would then call it handsome.
Style, wood, and finish are all top notch.

I need to take a finishing class from you.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 11-27-2011 03:45 AM

sweet boxes, the wood looks great and the finish makes it so much better.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 11-27-2011 05:24 AM

Really dig the finish…..just tried a little dye job on some curly maple…..wish I’d seen this before!!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#14 posted 11-27-2011 06:59 PM

that’s some beautiful grain, and a very nice box. nice miter keys also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 11-27-2011 07:33 PM

Wilson, Thx and I hope all is well with your family as as well.

Great box once again buddy. Love the color and grain. I’ll have to look this fellow Lumberjock up, Barlow, up in the U.P. of Michigan aye? I grew up in Michigan and we spent summers up in the U.P. @ our cabin on Drummond Island. Ahhhh the days of fishing for Northern Pike, Walyee, and Pearch. I moved to Southern California in 84, but still remember the good times from my childhood.

Opps I’m rambling, great work and I always love looking at you creations.

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

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