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Project by joshtank posted 06-01-2012 02:27 PM 1644 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A present for my dad. Bookmatched cedar top from a tree my dad took down and gave me for the wood. The box is walnut with dovetailed splines in maple. Shellac and wipe on-poly finish. Cedar inside is not finished.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com





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JR_Dog

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 02:29 PM

Whoa! That’s great work! Beautiful Box

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Bearpie

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 02:44 PM

Lovely box! I think it is weird when a book matched piece finishes in different colors as shown in pic 3!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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joshtank

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 02:49 PM

ha. actually i think it’s under a bit of a shadow from me stand there taking the pic. there are some spots on the lid where it’s like ‘curly cedar’ didn’t notice it until i finished it.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 06-02-2012 12:27 AM

Josh,

I don’t think I have ever seen book-matched cedar before. It is quite impressive. I especially like the fact that that it is a tree your father cut down. Wood with a history is always nice to have in a gift box. Our family has a box that was carved by my Great Grandfather Peter as he made his way to America by boat from Europe in 1859. His note about carving it is still inside the box.

I hope you are going to include a written note to stay with the box that details this history and the making of the box. (By the way don’t use titles like “father” and “son” in your note. Use full names because titles can become very confusing to future generations.) Include details such as where the cedar grew. These facts will be precious to future generations and may well be all they will ever know of your father and yourself. I recommend the note be on non-acid paper and fastened to the bottom of the box if you can.

-- Big Al in IN

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 01:16 AM

That turned out very well. I think this is the first time I’ve seen walnut and cedar together. The fact that the wood has family significance makes it even more special. I love projects where the wood has a history.

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

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 06-02-2012 01:52 AM

Very nice work and the dovetaiedl splines are spot on.

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

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tomd

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#7 posted 06-02-2012 06:03 AM

Realy like the color and grain, very nice.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 06-02-2012 03:12 PM

That box is fantastic! I hope you don’t mind but I am going to steal your idea. I have a piece of red cedar that has some interesting grain. I have never figured out what to do with it till I saw your box.

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jetwhoop

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#9 posted 12-29-2013 12:36 AM

Great job. I really like the dove tails. I tried a double dove tail… first one didn’t come out quite as well as I wanted. I had some chipping even when going slow.

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