Curly Black Cherry

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Project by blackcherry posted 03-21-2012 02:24 PM 2933 views 6 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow jocks , today post has some of the most intense Curly Black Cherry I’ve seen in quite some time, if not the best I’ve ever seen. I recently found a honey hole of Pennsylvania finest timber, it is by far my favorite wood. This is one of three boxes that I recently assemble I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do, thanks for viewing….Blkcherry

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 02:34 PM

Wow Wilson, forget the cherry for a moment…that’s a gorgeous box! Beautiful craftsmanship. As for the cherry it is indeed beautiful. What species is the center of the lid? Wenge perhaps?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 02:37 PM

Beautiful Box! And it is stunning cherry. I’ll bet it was nice to work with, too. Great job!


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#3 posted 03-21-2012 02:45 PM

Hey Lenny thanks for viewing I just got all caught up with the Black Cherry that I forgot to mention the Cocobolo medallion which really complements the box nicely.

Hi Barb yes working with cherry is a joy and two fold when you find figure such as this batch.

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 02:53 PM

Beautiful amazing wood and your box is a great stand out for it’s design and great workmanship and the fabulous woods are the icing on the cake.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 03:00 PM

Beautiful wood and beautiful craftsmanship. I’m impressed.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 03-21-2012 03:39 PM

Absolutely beautiful “black cherry”, blackcherry !!! and the cocobolo is just icing on the cake !

I have to ask the silly question though….... with no lift, I am assuming you push down on the back edge of the lid to open ?

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#7 posted 03-21-2012 03:49 PM

Majeagle 1 your right on the opening process, just a slight pressure on the hinge side and a pop u lid.

a1Jim & Hal…thank for the comments…BC

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#8 posted 03-21-2012 03:56 PM

Just beautiful wood and beautiful use of the wood.
Stunning design.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 03-21-2012 04:49 PM

Wonderful work as always.
No need to sculpt the sides with curl like that.
Thanks for posting.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#10 posted 03-21-2012 05:15 PM

Really, really nice.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#11 posted 03-21-2012 05:24 PM


Nice subtle use of sculpting. Curly Black Cherry is a joy to behold. I like the statement this design makes.

On the technical side, I am surprised at the chip out at the splines. Did you angle the sides before you inserted the splines? It would seem that adding splines then angling the sides would eliminate the chipping.


-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 03-21-2012 05:31 PM

Alan, my blade is not a flat ground blade and for the price of a new blade it just not worth purchasing a new blade. These HD camera can bring out this flaw but in person its hardly noticeable. Nice eye for detail Alan thanks for viewing.

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#13 posted 03-21-2012 05:38 PM

That is beautiful wood. I purchased some curly cherry recently, but this is way nicer. Good job of sculpting and lighting for the photos. I have some issues with keys and often it is that they are too tight and don’t seat all the way. Freud has a 24 tooth blade with a flat tooth grind that I use. Looking forward to the other boxes.

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

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#14 posted 03-21-2012 07:03 PM

Hey BC, that is sweet.

I just loves me some cherry. Living next door to Pennsylvania is a real treat for me.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 03-21-2012 07:13 PM

Likewise BC. Thanks for viewing mine also. I’m new around here and after viewing your work, I’ll take your comment and run with it! ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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