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Project by volpeveneers posted 01-23-2012 02:51 AM 1429 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Christmas I was wrapping my wife’s gift in a plain store provided box. When I got the idea of making a box to put the gift inside. Sort of two gifts in one. I started the project at 16:00 on Christmas eve and finished at 02:30 Christmas day. I figured out way back if you are going to make one box you might as well make enough parts for four. The images are from the 3 boxes made from the extra parts. She already took hers to work before I could get any images.

Box 1: Santos Rosewood body, Madrona Burl center and Alder accent.
Box 2: Mozambique body, Olive ash burl center and Bloodwood accent.
Box 3: Bubinga body and Ash Burl center.

All boxes are 6.5×9.5 and 3 to 4 inches tall. 1/2” BB plywood substrate and Titebond II as adhesive for the exotic veneers. Sanded to 220 grit. One pass of Watco Danish oil ‘Natural’ and a dual coat of Deft Satin lacquer.

-- "Trees are evil they must be punished." R. Underhill





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ChuckV

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 03:02 AM

Those are beautiful boxes. The top pieces are just amazing. You did a great job.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 03:32 AM

Great looking boxes, good designs and selection of materials. Kudos on being able to produce them so quickly.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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woodworm

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 03:54 AM

Excellent work. They are really beautiful boxes.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 04:03 AM

Amazing boxes and outstanding veneers.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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onedermutt

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 04:40 AM

Great looking boxes and to be built so quickly is amazing!!

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 05:04 AM

Those are all beautiful boxes.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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bugz

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 05:55 AM

Great build and two presents are allways beter than one. Nice boxes.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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MarkR2

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 06:28 AM

Beautiful – love the veneers used and overall material selection.

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robert triplett

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 08:31 AM

Excellent rush job! Great veneers. I have ordered veneer a few times, but never received anything as nice as these pieces. What is your source of veneer?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Bradford

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#10 posted 01-23-2012 01:29 PM

NICE !!!!!! That’s what I like to see. 3 at once, and each a masterpiece unto itself. I am wondering though, what finish and technique did you use to make the burl pop like that? Oil? Shellac? What?

Thanks.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Tootles

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#11 posted 01-23-2012 01:57 PM

Those are beautiful boxes.

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

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jlt

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#12 posted 01-23-2012 04:09 PM

Beautiful! I want to make some boxes too. What joinery did you use on the corners? Looks like just plain mitres? Or are they locking mitres? Did you build the whole box and then cut it open? Is the lid hinged? I’d love to hear your comments to these questions. Maybe it will inspire me to get started.

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shipwright

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#13 posted 01-23-2012 04:56 PM

Nice clean design that allows the veneer, particularly the tops, to be the star.
I like that.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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dennish

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#14 posted 01-23-2012 07:42 PM

Fantastic looking boxes in such a short amount of time. Well done. Let’s see at 16:00 Christmas Eve I was in church trying to get my 4-year old to sit still, might have had more success making a box :-) [although he did a bang up job for 4 year old all giddy about Christmas].

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Trev_Batstone

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#15 posted 01-23-2012 08:27 PM

These are awesome looking boxes. I really love the burl wood on the top, just gorgeous. Keep up the good work. As a box-a-holic myself, I’m jealous.. beautiful woods.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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