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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 03-26-2012 12:09 AM 3281 views 17 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some 1/4” thick bloodwood stock, so I laminated it to 1/8” oak(?) and milled the resulting 3/8” material to size for these boxes. The laminated stock creates an interesting effect, I think. Finish is just BLO and paste wax.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 12:11 AM

Fine looking boxes… nice use of laminations.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 12:28 AM

Ever so creative Charlie!!!! These are really nice….
Gives me some ideas on how to use some of my “very thin” pieces from re-sawing!

Great idea and I love the bloodwood, one of my favorites to work with ( except the “red dust”)

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 12:31 AM

WOW these are totally cool ,love the design and the wood,nice work Charlie

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 12:39 AM

Nice one Charlie, very calassy.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 12:43 AM

Great lookin boxese Charlie !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 03-26-2012 12:53 AM

Well done Charlie, I want one. LOL guess it’s back to the shop for me

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 03-26-2012 12:54 AM

Very pretty! You and alot of others on here are amazing!

-- Janice

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#8 posted 03-26-2012 12:57 AM

Charlie: You’ve got a real eye for the creative.


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 03-26-2012 01:02 AM

Great design, love the combo of woods and thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#10 posted 03-26-2012 01:08 AM

Very cool. And great use of what others would pitch out. Is bloodwood the same as Paduk?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-26-2012 01:13 AM

Very nice. I always like the accent using different woods gives.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#12 posted 03-26-2012 01:17 AM

Very nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 03-26-2012 01:18 AM

Hey Charile fine job I like the smaller one please forward…lol thanks for posting…BC

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#14 posted 03-26-2012 01:25 AM

Wonderful project, Charlie. Way to go using the leftovers, too.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#15 posted 03-26-2012 01:32 AM

Thanks, everyone!

Andy, bloodwood is a little redder and more straight-grained than padauk. Paudauk tends to vary from red to orange-ish, but bloodwood is a more consistent color.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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