Curly Maple & Cherry Box with Maple Burl Panel

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Project by t. rector posted 01-14-2012 07:08 PM 1259 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought a piece of curly maple one day at the lumber yard a year or so ago, with no intentions to use it, it was beautiful and cheap, and spoke to me as I walked past it, as they say. Anyways back to it, took that piece and some scrape cherry from another project and put this little number together. Dowel and glue construction, all radius work done with rasps, planes and sandpaper. Hand rubbed Danish Oil finish, and 5 coats of 1/3 cut water based poly on the box, Minwax Spray on Lacquer on the Burl. Wife made constant comments on it while in construction, I lied too her and told her it was for my dad, she was surprised, along with what was inside it on christmas morning. Got a few pieces of that burl left, keep watch you’ll be seeing a matching jewerly box next…

-- I often wonder "how did I get this lucky?"..t rec

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 08:17 PM

nicely done. The dowels are an interesting touch. Hope to see its mates.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 10:14 PM

Wonderful job, I like the way the top just peeks out on the corners for you to see a new detail. Thanks for picking up this wood and keeping it for this project

-- Norman

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 11:06 PM

Looks great, good job on the box

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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