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Walnut and curly maple box

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Project by Jon posted 04-09-2012 03:23 PM 2292 views 17 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The second of two walnut boxes that were made at the same time. Walnut box, book-matched curly maple for lid panel. Curly maple also for lid lift. Maple splines. The lid has a 1/4 round-over.

I made a trip to Lee Valley and picked up Brusso hinges, very worth it. Cut hinge mortises with router and jig I made, and used a temple guide on the router for the first time. They were very cheap and off center and almost messed up the alignment of the lid and box.

I finished the box with Watco danish oil and Minwax paste wax. After a couple of soakings I wet sanded with 400, 600, and 1500 grit. Compared to my previous walnut box, much more of the pores were filled during wet sanding and very few spots show white where wax was applied.

This box is being sent to my Aunt in British Columbia.





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woodworm

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 03:34 PM

Beautiful box – excellent workmanship!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 03:59 PM

Very impressive. Nice details.

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

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Tom Canales

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 04:18 PM

I use those brusso hinges too, expensive but solid. I like the handle detail and contrast of the maple splines with the dark walnut. Very nice job.

-- I used to be indecisive, now I’m not so sure

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 05:11 PM

Beautiful looking box. I like to overall design of t he box and the horizontal likes created by the handle and the splines. The choice and combination of woods is so nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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BarbS

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#5 posted 04-09-2012 05:50 PM

Very nice job. Your wood contrasts are wonderful. And the finish looks perfect. Be proud! It’s beautiful.

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maxomatic

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 07:51 PM

Lovely box. I really like the proportions. What are the dimensions?

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

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Jon

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#7 posted 04-09-2012 09:50 PM

the dimensions are 11.5’’ x 5.5’’ x 3.75’‘

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 01:08 AM

Those woods work very well together. You did a very precise job on the entire project.

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

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BlankMan

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 01:10 AM

Really nice looking, I really like that curly maple.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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WoodSpanker

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 07:41 AM

My 2 favorite woods. What a beautiful box, good work, solid craftsmanship.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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Maveric777

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 05:13 PM

Very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 04-10-2012 05:21 PM

It’s a spectacular box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck
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Roger

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#13 posted 04-11-2012 12:33 AM

Very nicely done. Beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 04-11-2012 12:39 AM

Great looking box very well done.

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Wazy

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#15 posted 04-11-2012 02:47 AM

I liked all the boxes. Great looking finish and the style & wood contrasts look excellent. The softened corners & edges make for a much warmer feel. You mentioned one of my favourite stores, I spent 10 years in their shops waiting for my 2nd retirement. Great fun.

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