Simple Man's Box

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Project by wooded posted 03-26-2012 03:58 AM 1908 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t know the exact name of the walnut in the top. The light streaks in the center were formerly on each edge of the board. It was cut lengthwise then flip matched bringing the streaks to near the center. The rest of the box is af mahogany. It is 8 by 11 by 5.5”. Anyone know the type of walnut?

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 04:26 AM

Very nice box I like the lift out tray.

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 05:22 AM

It looks like a little bit of Fiddleback or Curly Walnut. Look at my projects and I have some in a box top. Nice work on the box.

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

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 05:41 AM

Very Nice Project!!

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 08:30 AM

Looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 02:26 PM

Robert, Yep! it does. Wish I knew where I got it. I think I’ll go for a more glossy finish after seeing yours. Thanks ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#6 posted 03-26-2012 10:08 PM

Great execution, nice miters, like the color and finish

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 03-26-2012 11:15 PM

Hey Don. Glad you chimed in. These are the miters I get from the method I spoke of when you posted the question about box miters. The sled just needs to be appropriate for the size of stock of course and the wixey reading from the sled to the blade is imparative. I’m along way from being an expert and I know it. Just letting you know what I stumbled onto. ;-J PS. I meant to say that the type of sled we are talking about here is where the box side is laying flat on the sled, unlike the one pictured as an answer on that same post. This is really just a crosscut sled w/blade at 45.

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#8 posted 03-27-2012 12:58 AM

Just a wonderful built box, nice wood tone and grain flow. I would say the wood is Curly Walnut and is just beautiful on this piece thanks for posting…BC

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#9 posted 03-27-2012 01:02 AM

Beautiful box very well done. How could you every fit a man inside ? LOL

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#10 posted 03-27-2012 04:45 AM

Simple but elegant. Well done.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 03-28-2012 10:28 PM

Very nice box. Looks like curly black walnut, and the lighter shade is probably the sap wood. The mitered corners are nicely done and the splines add a touch of class.

Nice job.


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