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Maple Box With Quarter Sawn Sycamore Top

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Project by ShaneA posted 949 days ago 2060 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of many boxes I have made as gifts this year for Christmas. It has maple sides, walnut splines and handle, and a QS Sycamore top. It is lined with the adhesive backed felt from Rockler, 5mm barrell hinges.





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 949 days ago

I recognize that as being sycamore!

:-)

Very nice box – the barrel hinges are a great touch, as are the walnut accents. Bevels well executed, too.

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#2 posted 949 days ago

Shane, you sure do know how to make wood look purdy!!

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#3 posted 949 days ago

Wow another great gift that QS sycamore really makes the whole box pop. Super Job.

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Brit

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#4 posted 949 days ago

Maple and Sycamore are two of my favourite woods. Shane that box is fabulous. Any recipient would be glad to receive it. Two question: 1) What finish did you use? 2) How do you like the barrel hinges. I’ve never used them so I’m curious.

Great job!

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 949 days ago

Andy, I used tung oil from woodcraft, and a spray semi gloss lacquer. The barrel hinges are good for a couple reasons. They are inexpensive, so I can crank out the boxes with little to no cost. They are 5mm, but I use a 3/16” bit for pilot holes. They are easy to use, just make sure all the pilot holes are measured and aligned well. The bad part, to me, is that you have to rip the back of the box at 45° for openening clearance and to sort of act like a stop. I think that takes away from the look a little. Another thing, is I dont exactly think they look great, I mean they are ok, but not as nice as the more spendy hinges.

I do love sycamore, it is a wood my local sawyer always seems to come across, it is easy to use, and inexpensive. Plus I have a lot of it!

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#6 posted 948 days ago

Thanks Shane.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#7 posted 941 days ago

The sycamore no doubt does it. You have done a great job on the box. The walnut is a great contrast to the lighter colored woods.
Question, have you ever tried to bend sycamore?

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ShaneA

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#8 posted 941 days ago

Never tried to bend it Dave, but then again, I have never tried to bend any wood before. : )

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#9 posted 244 days ago

I’m going to go blind looking at your stuff. I’ve already lost my sanity. Stunning work.

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#10 posted 244 days ago

This is a wonderful box and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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