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G&G Box by Jim

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Project by quicksilver posted 05-16-2012 05:42 PM 1538 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mahogany Box with box joints in the G&G style by Jim
He’s getting good at this.

-- Quicksilver





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DaleMaley

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#1 posted 05-16-2012 10:56 PM

Did you use ebony for the inserts?

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 11:55 PM

Very nice, yes he’s getting good at it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 01:21 AM

Beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 01:37 AM

Beautiful work.

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

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 05:34 PM

Very nice! I am a fan of the G&G style and I think your version is beautiful. Thanks for posting!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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quicksilver

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#6 posted 05-18-2012 12:15 AM

From Jim:
Thank you all for the kind comments.
The box is made from African Mahogany and Brazilian Ebony (Sartizia species) is used for the square and pillowed plugs. The bottom was done in the “French drawer bottom style” with hand tapered edges, and is free floating. There are no metal fasteners used for the construction of the box. Finished size is 7 1/2” by 12” by 4 1/2”.
All was sanded to 320 grit, finished with 6 coats of amber shellac and then multiple coats of wax.
Between box joint jigs for the table saw and prototypes (2), there is about 40 hours of work involved.

-- Quicksilver

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