Jatoba Stash Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 04-30-2012 12:03 AM 2448 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jotaba Stash Box. Another Asian style tapered-side box with a lift-off lid and interior tray. This box is made of Jatoba (South America) with oak splines, legs and interior tray. The legs give it a lighter feel. The box is about 6×6 inches and is finished with hand rubbed satin poly. One departure from my usual M.O….I opted for an oil-rubbed bronze knob on the lid.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 12:06 AM

Really nice work .

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 12:17 AM

I like the box. The choice of wood looks great, but what I like the most is the shape of the top, and the pull.
Thanks for sharing it.

-- Mel,

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 12:22 AM

Very nice design and craftsmanship. I never worked with Jatoba before. I reminds me alot of Padauk.

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 12:45 AM

Wow, beautiful!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 12:50 AM

Great box. I really like the style. Looks very fine.

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#6 posted 04-30-2012 12:59 AM

Magnificent!!!!! I like everything about this box. Nice job on the inner tray as well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 04-30-2012 01:52 AM

Great project ! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 04-30-2012 03:22 AM

Very nicely done John…... beautiful design, wood combination and proportions! I love everything about this little guy! Thanks for sharing…...

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 04-30-2012 03:38 AM

Yes, very impressive project Mr. Schutz !I have always liked the Asian style projects and Your little box is no exception.The bronze knob was a good match IMO. Thanks for sharing !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#10 posted 04-30-2012 04:21 AM

Great job, great design, great woods, great craftsmanship. I like the tray and especially the tray’s handle. The feet are a nice touch and do add a light touch. Keep boxing. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 04-30-2012 08:03 AM

Some very thoughtful details on this one. The square lid lift repeat beneath the knob seems like the perfect transition. The light splines above the legs bring the legs right into the body of the box. And, the little tray lift is something I’ve not even seen before… And I really like. I think this is my favorite of all your fine stats boxes.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 04-30-2012 11:33 AM

Beautiful job. I, like others, really like the tray handle.

Also, the foremost leg looks like it has a small “heart” inlay in it. Is that right or is it a blemish in the wood? Which-ever the case….it looks great.

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

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#13 posted 04-30-2012 12:11 PM

Jaykapur….the “heart inlay” you mentioned is actually a dowel made from the Jatoba and used to strengthen the leg to box connection…..and be a bit decorative.
Thanks to everyone for the kind comments.

-- jbschutz

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#14 posted 04-30-2012 01:23 PM

Smashing design Schutz, it has so many features that just blend together nicely very creative on your part. Thanks for posting…BC

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#15 posted 04-30-2012 01:34 PM

Awesome work!

I like everything about it—you did a great job

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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