Some xmas present boxes

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Project by Lumberpunk posted 01-02-2012 07:19 AM 1269 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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#1 posted 01-02-2012 07:47 AM

Love the wood combinations.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 11:21 AM

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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#3 posted 01-02-2012 03:18 PM

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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#4 posted 01-02-2012 06:19 PM

Thanks for your comments folks

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 08:14 PM

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

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 09:24 PM

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

-- nate.

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 12:59 AM

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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#8 posted 01-03-2012 02:49 AM

beautiful group of boxes.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 02:51 AM

Very very nice keep em coming


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#10 posted 01-03-2012 04:16 AM

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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#11 posted 01-27-2013 03:37 AM

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 procrastination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 02-09-2013 01:46 AM

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

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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