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made this as a Christmas gift for my beautiful wife. I think it is Tennessee cedar with spalted birch. Sprayed with three coats of prec-cat laquer. I posted this before under my other profile which for some reason I am no longer able to access.
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#1 posted 02-27-2012 02:52 AM
Hi BrianThis is a very nice box, with lots of wonderful details.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#2 posted 02-27-2012 02:55 AM
Really nice box, i like the keyed miters, and the contrasting wood makes it stand out even more.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.
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#3 posted 02-27-2012 03:01 AM
Very nice, I am sure your wife loves it.
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#4 posted 02-27-2012 03:24 AM
Very nice. I just finished a jewelry box also and had purchased the very same hinges. I thought they were too big for my box, but looking at yours maybe not. Great choice of wood. I like the double sliders.
-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith
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#5 posted 02-27-2012 04:15 AM
Sweet! A fine looking gift !
-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!
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#6 posted 02-27-2012 04:17 AM
Great matching of woods. I like using the Spalted Birch with the red spalting. I haven’t used it with Aromatic cedar, but it goes well together. I really like the idea of movable partitions in the trays. Is the base a separate piece from the bottom?
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!
#7 posted 02-27-2012 04:30 AM
Thank you guys…This was also the first time I have worked with this material. Also was my first time with the corner splines. This was one of those projects that just came together one piece at a time…no plans just made it up and changed it up as I went along.
@Robert Triplett….The bottom is a solid piece 1/2” in thickness.@jumbojack…these were just some hinges that I had laying around. I have to work on the installation of those…
I think I would like to make more of these as it was a fun project…
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#8 posted 02-27-2012 01:29 PM
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
And a very thoughtful gift. She’ll probably want to shove you into the shop more often, now :-)
-- -- Neil
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#9 posted 02-27-2012 05:26 PM
This is a great box Brian.
-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA
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