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Project by sedcokid posted 04-29-2012 05:58 PM 1586 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 04-29-2012 06:06 PM

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 04-29-2012 06:07 PM

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 04-29-2012 06:39 PM

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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#4 posted 04-29-2012 06:48 PM

Nicely done a great looking Jewelry box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 04-29-2012 06:52 PM

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 04-29-2012 06:58 PM

Very nice looking box

Arlin

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CiscoKid

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#7 posted 04-29-2012 07:06 PM

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 04-29-2012 07:46 PM

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 04-29-2012 08:17 PM

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 04-29-2012 08:33 PM

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 04-29-2012 09:45 PM

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

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#12 posted 04-29-2012 11:29 PM

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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Eric in Florida.

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#13 posted 04-29-2012 11:54 PM

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

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 04-30-2012 01:10 AM

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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#15 posted 04-30-2012 01:29 AM

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

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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