Cherry Leaf Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 12-23-2011 11:04 PM 1343 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry Leaf Box.... Repurposed cherry box with walnut splines and trim and decorative leaves. The lid is hinged with hidden pins and the front leaf serves as a lift and lid stop. The box measures 7.5×5 and has a small removable walnut tray with a cherry “handle”. The leaves are each 3 pieces; a center vein of walnut and the grain of the cherry oriented at 45 degrees to the center vein. The box and the tray are lined with black velvet. Poly finish.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 11:13 PM

Beautiful box

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 11:14 PM

Another gem my good man, the leaves are a signature trait. Your warm wood-tone accents the walnut so wonderfully. My only request is that your family have a wonderful Holiday Season and as alway thanks for sharing your work….Wilson

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 11:14 PM

Hi John,
Another lovely creation. I really like the subtle use of the walnut. Much more effective than if the entire lid was walnut. Really like the vein in the leaf. The lid relief is another nice detail. Very nice indeed.

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

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 11:17 PM

Awesome job!!!

Looks great

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 11:23 PM

Nice box – really like the way walnut accents the cherry

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#6 posted 12-23-2011 11:48 PM

It’s a work of art. Very nice

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#7 posted 12-24-2011 01:08 AM

Another super looking box from our LJ’ers here. I love the leaf and the hidden hinges. Good contrast with the splines as well. I’m itching to get started making more boxes myself, as soon as I get my veneer press finished, hopefully a few days after Christmas. I have to buy a press screw at Lee Valley, but to go there right now will be a nightmare with the store so crowded with Christmas shoppers. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and keep those great projects coming.


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#8 posted 12-24-2011 03:56 AM

Really nice box. You really have a knack for the extra embellishments. The leaves are a spectacular touch.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 12-24-2011 06:03 AM

Very classic box.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 12-24-2011 06:35 AM

Great box, nice and unique leaf carving.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 12-24-2011 08:06 AM

Using the front leaf as lid stop is ingenius – out of the box thinking – pun intended!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#12 posted 12-24-2011 01:42 PM

Wonderful, thanks.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#13 posted 12-24-2011 02:55 PM

Beautiful box – now my wife wants to go through the project list for more great ideas for things I can make for her like this box.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#14 posted 12-24-2011 03:30 PM

Very Nice!!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#15 posted 12-25-2011 03:20 PM

that is a very kool idea, and a very nice box JB. just awesome

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

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