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Project by kimosawboy posted 04-27-2012 12:05 AM 1666 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I made for my wife for this past Xmas (yes it was finished for Xmas, just takes me awhile to post things)
All the materials that were uses were milled by myself with the exception of the Ebony (if I do find an ebony tree around here, I will be keeping that to myself….lol) and mahogany dividers. Lid is from a rather large cedar burl, sides are old growth fir, bottom of drawer and box both spalted maple. The mahogany was from pallets found in an old building store and the ebony was store bought.
Most of the shaping was done with a 5”grinder with various grits being used. I have never done splines before so there was a jig eventually built. Dimensions 19”x11.5”x5”
All in all a fun project and the wife loves it.
G Vavra





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 12:40 AM

Fantastic work!

The “handles” are a great touch as is the spline work.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 01:07 AM

That is a very cool box. An unusual wood combination but you made it work very nicely.

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

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JoeyG

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 01:18 AM

The piece of wood you used for the top is amazing. The ebony really works here as well. Nice job.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 04-27-2012 01:41 AM

What a disparate wood selection, but I do like it. I like that you left the top thicker and just thinned the sides. That may keep it from cracking and warping. It is a beautiful piece of cedar. The various carvings are varied and really make the box interesting. I like what you did on the back and the “handles” are quite clever. The front carvings have a nice flow to them. It looks like you took time to think out the interior design to make it more useful. The varied length of splines is a nice touch and gives these accented straight lines a nice balance with the arching of the carvings. A lot of thought went into this design, and it shows. You have a good eye for wood and design. Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Big Al in IN

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Martyroc

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#5 posted 04-27-2012 01:50 AM

Beautiful box, and a great gift. The detail really shows some serious craftsmanship, and it’s obvious you took some extra care laying out the inside.

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

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Bradford

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#6 posted 04-27-2012 10:40 AM

That lid sounded like a bullwhip crack, when I saw the grain. Wow did it pop. That box is over the top, having more interesting features the more you look at it. I can only imagine your delight, seeing all your hard work come to life.
I’m mesmerized by the shaping, and wondering what your lid-stay is. All in all, “Blue Ribbon” winner.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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489tad

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#7 posted 04-27-2012 12:21 PM

That is a great looking jewelry box. I’m sure your wife loves it. Well done all the way around. Very nice wood selection.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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stefang

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#8 posted 04-27-2012 12:24 PM

Original and nicely crafted. Good work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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josh

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#9 posted 04-27-2012 12:36 PM

Wow. This is great stuff. Can I have it? I love the grinder work on the front. Good on ya, mate!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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itsmic

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#10 posted 04-27-2012 12:47 PM

WOW, I like it, original design using a number of styles and techniques, Artistic composition, propotions, and details make this very attrative. The lid is over the top, no pun intended, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 04-27-2012 01:33 PM

What a great box, I love the sides and front. Very creative for sure. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 04-27-2012 01:45 PM

Wow, this unique box is outstanding and very well done.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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bondogaposis

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#13 posted 04-27-2012 02:08 PM

Very unique, I love it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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kiefer

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#14 posted 04-28-2012 12:48 AM

A beautiful box design and build .
I love the details and colours .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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