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Project by Lumberpunk posted 932 days ago 1149 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were my first box making project with hardwood… super fun and challenging… definitely not fast enough to produce these economically. Splined mitres with birch splines. The boxes are Lacewood with Purpleheart lid and White Oak handle, White Oak with Cherry lid and Cocobolo handle and Cocobolo with a Purpleheart lid and Cocobolo handle. Made a few mistakes so the bookmatch is not as tight as I would like but will do better next time.

So good to give hand made presents.





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EyeOfTheJen

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#1 posted 932 days ago

Love the wood combinations.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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Tootles

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#2 posted 932 days ago

Those are nice looking boxes. I’m sure they were well received.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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boxcarmarty

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#3 posted 932 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s, Nice blend of woods. Look forward to seeing your upcoming projects…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Lumberpunk

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#4 posted 932 days ago

Thanks for your comments folks

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BenR

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#5 posted 932 days ago

Simple, understated, and beautiful. The cocobolo/purpleheart combo is especially fetching.

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naked_wookie

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#6 posted 932 days ago

I have to agree with nikki the cocobolo/purpleheart is very nice.

-- nate.

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Lumberpunk

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#7 posted 931 days ago

the cocobolo purpleheart combo went to my dad (who got me started woodworking) and was my fave also… the best part was my stepmother commenting on the bookmatching.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 931 days ago

beautiful group of boxes.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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therookie

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#9 posted 931 days ago

Very very nice keep em coming

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com

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Lumberpunk

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#10 posted 931 days ago

ha! would love to keep em coming but am gonna be tied up with work and renovations for some time now… hoping to do a wooden plane sometime over the next little while though

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DIYaholic

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#11 posted 541 days ago

I haft’a say, great job, whether a first attempt or hundredth.
I really like the Lacewood with Purpleheart!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 528 days ago

Very cool color combinations. I really like the cocobola and purple heart.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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