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Project by sedcokid posted 813 days ago 1458 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project since arriving home from spending the winter in Florida. This box is made of Red Oak, Black Walnut and the inlay is a piece of White Oak Burl. The piece of Black Walnut that I used for the lid front is Curly B.W. I tried to show the depth of the waves in the photo but the picture does not show the depth like what you see when holding the box. I lined the bottom of the four compartments with Green Felt. The finish is four coats of Danish Oil….......Rubbed and Rubbed and Rubbed some more…....

All comments are welcome.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 813 days ago

Nice looking box snowbird..lol the inlay looks like a painting by Vincent Van Gogh. Great looking taper lid as well thanks for posting….BC

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JOSHGODDARD

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#2 posted 813 days ago

Very nice project. I was once addicted to box making, but now I have my lathe I’m addicted to woodturning. Thanks for posting,
Josh

-- Josh, United Kingdom

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 813 days ago

Sweet box, Chuck. Don’t you hate to be out of the shop??

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 813 days ago

Nicely done a great looking Jewelry box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MShort

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#5 posted 813 days ago

Great looking box Chuck. I like that white oak burl for the inset on the top. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Arlin Eastman

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#6 posted 813 days ago

Very nice looking box

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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CiscoKid

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#7 posted 813 days ago

I like that a lot. Please share more details about how you got the four corners of the lid to wrap around the inlay piece so well.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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itsmic

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#8 posted 813 days ago

Sharp looking Jewelry Box, that burl is crazy cool, I really like Your style and execution, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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sedcokid

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#9 posted 813 days ago

Thanks to all that have been so kind with your comments.

CiscoKid, there really isn’t any secret here… I had a piece of burl that really was unusable for anything else and had been holding on to it for a couple of years. I decided to make a box and when I got to the top I knew I wanted something a little different. I cut the burl from the odd shape that it was into a perfect rectangle, salvaging all of it that I could. The secret if any is to make all the corners square. Then it wasn’t any trick to make the 45° cuts on the table saw for the Black Walnut outside pieces. Hope this helps you understand how I did it, if not send me a PM…

Chuck

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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SPalm

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#10 posted 813 days ago

Hey Chuck,
Zowie, that walnut just pops. Good combo with the oak too.

No secret, not trick, just do it perfect the first time – easy to say. Looks like you got it spot on.

Well done,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Loucarb

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#11 posted 813 days ago

Great looking box. Nice way to get back into iy.

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Schwieb

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#12 posted 813 days ago

Hi Chuck, Beautiful box, love the wood. I’m planning to make a box for my daughter for her wedding in June to receive cards. You’ve given me a little inspiration. I have some heritage wood that I have been saving for something special and this is a pretty special event. So you were in Florida and didn’t come by to visit me? Maybe next year.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Woodwrecker

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#13 posted 813 days ago

Mighty classy looking piece there Chuck!
I really like the way you worked those beautiful tones of brown together.
Nice job !

-- Having fun...Eric

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 813 days ago

Those people that hate oak will have a whole new perspective now! That white Oak burl is the coolest I have ever seen and the qs red oak is beautiful as is the curly walnut. I imagine that pictures can’t do it justice. Great job and thanks for sharing it with us.

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

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Bearpie

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#15 posted 813 days ago

You outdid yourself on this one, it is a superb box!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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