Burnt Cherry Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 04-26-2012 02:50 AM 1598 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at box/finger joints. The wood is cherry and the box is 11’‘L x 6’‘W x 4 1/2’‘H. The cherry wood is 13/16’’ thick. I about burnt a Jet bandsaw up splitting a piece for the top using a 1/4’’ blade. Yes, we was a-smokin’! I left the inside of the lid unsanded as proof of my “self-will run riot.” The lid “stay” combined with the hinges provide a tight enough fit to keep the lid firmly closed, yet it opens up very nice too. The tacks were an after-thought and are only an embellishment but they turned out to look pretty good.

All in all, I am pleased with it. I may yet do something to the inside—-a tray maybe. I sanded the whole thing down real good and then applied a wax to it. It ain’t my best box but it ain’t the worse either. This will be donated to an auction for the local fire dept. Thanks for looking.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 04-26-2012 02:54 AM

Thats a great looking box Jay very nice, I love the way the cherry looks.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 04-26-2012 06:08 AM

Great job! I like the joinery, something I need to work on myself. I would like to learn to do hand cut dovetails. That cherry looks nice too!

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#3 posted 04-26-2012 09:57 AM

Nice box, bet it brings a lot at auction.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 04-26-2012 11:01 AM

Nice looking box. I kinda like the bottom of the lid in the rough. As nice a cherry is to work with I have always hated the ease with which it burns. It seems to me that no matter how sharp your blade or bit, How smoothly you move on your cuts or routes it is going to burn

Good job J, I would leave the lid as is. The tacks are a interesting focal point an draw my eye to the nice joinery you did.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 04-26-2012 11:15 AM

Hey jaykaypur…I like that box! Well done sir!


-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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#6 posted 04-26-2012 12:25 PM

Good work! I loved the hinge and the clasp.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 04-26-2012 01:12 PM

It’s a very nice looking box. Congratulations.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 04-26-2012 01:42 PM

I like the iron-like studs. Very nice

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

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#9 posted 04-26-2012 02:31 PM

Nice solid Box, the cherry looks great, this box will stand the test of time, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 04-27-2012 12:44 AM

Great job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 04-28-2012 03:07 PM

I like the little tacks and the lid stay.

The only suggestion I would add is- now that the resaw bug has bitten- get a wider blade with fewer teeth per inch. It makes resawing so much easier.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 04-28-2012 10:11 PM

Hey Lew, I have bigger blades but was just in a mood that I didnt want to take the time to change it out!!! It came out okay but a bigger blade would have been a WHOLE LOT easier….............J

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#13 posted 04-30-2012 02:26 AM

Very nice work. Once more really great that you continue to try new things. Cherry is a fav of mine. Keep it going and thanks for the post!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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