African Cherry and "Gold"

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Project by jbschutz posted 05-02-2012 06:50 PM 1396 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

African Cherry and “Gold” Box. This was a fun experiment….I had occasion to visit a local picture framer, and in talking about my woodworking, he asked if I would have any use for random cutoffs of framing materials. I, of course, was interested and got a whole arm load of unusual pieces. For this box, I started with some African cherry stock and added the gilded material (which I found out was a sort of matting}. It was about a 5/16 of an inch thick, but I planed it down to about half that…just enough to leave the little ogee detail on one edge. I glued this to the African Cherry and then cut my mitered box sides. For the lid, I drilled a cavity with a forsner bit, inserted a disk of the gold matting and then added the strip for the lid-stop and lift. The lid is hinged with hidden pins. The box is approx. 4.5×7.5 inches, lined with black suede and finished with satin poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 08:32 PM

I liKe the idea of the gold leaf. Been thinking about it for a while, but you beat me to it. :-)

Nice work.


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

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 10:37 PM

Another great looking box JB, keep them coming – I like creative thinking process.

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

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#3 posted 05-02-2012 10:58 PM

That’s a great looking box, I love the detail on the top edge with the Gold leaf. This is very cool.

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

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 11:12 PM

Very interesting. I like the combo’s

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

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 01:15 PM

Very Nice, hard to believe it’s leftovers, just goes to show, one man’s…. You have done a Great job on this, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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