Karlie's Box

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Project by jumbojack posted 04-23-2012 11:31 PM 2050 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little box measuring 5×8x3 is for my Granddaughter’s belated birthday. Birthdays seem to sneak up on me and I am usually late. Since this is nothing new to them, they seem to understand.
The box is made from the same stock as the Cove sided box I built for the wife’s Valentines gift, only it sat out in the weather for a year longer It is strikingly different.I book matched some veneer for the lid. I don’t know what it is but it is wild.The line is not so noticeable in real life, the camera is cruel. The interior dividers are the last of my Honduran Rosewood. I love the smell of this stuff when it is cut; not like roses but sweet none the less. The little sliding tray divider was being fit, going from the 12” sander to test, it dropped in and I could not remove it, so I sanded it in place and called it complete. I made about a foot and a half of the thumb handle material several months ago and have used the same shape on several builds. That is a little copper wire in the center. It helps to stabilize it so I don’t worry about it falling off. The base is out of the scrap box, some left over Mahogany from the Secret Stash Jewelry boxes I made (on time) for Christmas gifts The miter splines are Sapele also from the last build. I shot six coats of Lacquer sanding after the the 4th with 320. A light little rub with some 600 after the 6th before applying a couple of coats of Johnson and Johnson pasted wax and a good buffing. I still need to hinge it, but my hinge drawer was empty (when did I use the last one?). I’ll stop by Woodcraft on my way home from work tomorrow, get a hinge and maybe just maybe get it in the mail Wednesday.
Thanks for looking

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 04-24-2012 12:00 AM

this is very sweet lookin box. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 12:47 AM

That is some nice work. The top looks like redwood burl and is beautiful. A mahogany “Shipwright” hinge 1/4” thick would be the perfect hinge for this one .

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

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 04:08 AM

I’m going to hazard a guess that your veneer is Carpithan Burl … Now, I could be totally wrong (wouldn’t be the first time!!), and I probably didn’t spell it properly either! I’ve even heard it called ‘Monkey Burl’. Whatever the type, this striking veneer lends itself beautifully to that little jewellery box! Your granddaughter will be very pleased with your from-the-heart gift!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#4 posted 04-24-2012 04:10 AM

Thatsa nice a box!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 04-24-2012 01:29 PM

Beautiful box jack. Super impressive.

-- Jon, Morgan UT

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#6 posted 04-24-2012 01:35 PM

This is a beautiful box and done very nicely. I love the wood.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 04-24-2012 07:58 PM

Beautifully detailed box.
Grand daughters are the best ones to make boxes for.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#8 posted 04-28-2012 01:43 PM

Very nice Jack! I always enjoy your posts. Thanks for sharing.

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#9 posted 05-06-2012 03:24 PM

You make some very nice boxes Jack. I drove semi’s for 6 years after I retired from the navy. I must have seen 1000’s of pallets come and go off my trailer. Not once did I ever consider them as woodworking potential. You guys always amaze me.

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