Another Box With Spalted Maple & Walnut

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Project by Dave Haynes posted 03-01-2012 01:59 PM 2043 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still using some of that spalted maple that I got from my brother’s woodpile in some boxes. This is actually the first box that I made using that wood. I also used my new template for miniature box joints that I bought to add to my Porter Cable 4212 dovetail jig.

Anyway, I thought I would post this newly finished box to LJ in case anyone might be interested in seeing how I used this wood in the box. The box body itself was made from walnut. I also put this box up for sale on my new developing store on Etsy.

This was a fun project but I got a little frustrated with the new miniature box jig in that you had to use it a little differently than what I was used to. While using the other two templates that came with my 4212, the methods are not the same. I got through it though.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 02:16 PM

Very Handsom Box, fine craftsmanship and style, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 03:00 PM

Great looking Box, you gotta love that spalted maple.

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

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 04:20 PM

You got more then through it! That’s a great looking box. Spalted Maple and Walnut look nice together.

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 04:20 PM

Thats a handsome looking box, I love the spalted maple

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 03-01-2012 04:50 PM

Very nice. Spalted maple can be spectacular sometimes, and this is a nice example. Lovely box.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 03-01-2012 05:18 PM

You did an excellent job Dave. Spalted Maple and Walnut…such a nice looking combination.

#7 posted 03-01-2012 07:55 PM

Nice box cool top

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#8 posted 03-01-2012 08:33 PM

I love the spalted maple top. It draws you in and stirs your imagination. I find it hard to take my eyes off it, even in the picture. In real life it must a real showpiece. You are an artist. Thanks for posting.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#9 posted 03-01-2012 09:19 PM

Dave, that’s a good looking bog. I love the spalted maple.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 03-02-2012 12:20 AM

Nice work Dave, You have some nice stuff on Etsy I hope that’s working out good for you.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 03-02-2012 01:10 AM

wow…that wood is super nice…great job…its fun working with special wood…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 12-13-2012 11:59 PM

nice wood looks great

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