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Project by VenskeArtz posted 02-20-2012 08:46 PM 1111 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made these two cherry boxes over the weekend, The smaller one is made with cherry for the sides, birch ply for the bottom and walnut for the top and miter keys. The bigger one is made of cherry and purpleheart. One of these days I’ll get to making a top for the larger box. Finished with Danish oil.

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings, http://venskearts.blogspot.com





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mgb_2x

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 08:50 PM

Great job on matching the grain around the corner, that is a nice attention to detail.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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VenskeArtz

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 09:15 PM

Thanks, glad you noticed. My only regret with these is that I think I have the grain in the miter keys running the opposite direction.

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings, http://venskearts.blogspot.com

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AdamEdmonds

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 09:38 PM

Wow, wrapping the grain is a great idea! It looks awesome. If you don’t mind me asking, what is the thickness of the wood you used?

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 10:08 PM

cool looking boxes nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Danpaddles

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#5 posted 02-20-2012 10:27 PM

The grain in the keys? should be in line with the bottom of the slot you cut. The key grain should run across the joint, not with it.

Having said that- I’ve screwed up on that before, far as I know I have never had a joint failure. Of course, the beauty of giving away your boxes, is that you are not likely to hear if they crap out.

nice job with the prominent grain.

Want criticism? Set your splines a little further in- i.e., divide the height of the box into thirds or 1/4 when deciding where to place the splines.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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VenskeArtz

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#6 posted 02-20-2012 10:51 PM

Thanks all, the thickness of the wood is about 3/8 in. And thanks Dan, I’ll do that with the splines next time, I have a tendency to just eyeball things like that:)

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings, http://venskearts.blogspot.com

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workerinwood

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 04:05 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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