cherry & Padauk

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Project by dclark1943 posted 06-06-2012 02:44 AM 1510 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A commissioned piece for a fellow in Chicago, this 5×7” box is made of Cherry with a Padauk inlay framed with wenge. The customer wanted some custom engraving done on the inlay; a sketch of a flower that he had done, and a significant date on the inside of the cover. the corners are splined with cherry and the cover is hinged with small slot hinges. The tray is made of 1/8” padauk, glued to a 1/8” baltic birch bottom and covered with beige butter suede lining. The divider in the tray was fastened with regular straight pins used as nails. to drill for the pins, I used a needle from my wife’s sewing basket, then drove the pin in until it bent, then snipped with a side cutter and filed flat. The finish is danish oil, buffed out with tripoli, white diamond and then waxed to a nice lustre. A final buffing in the morning, and its off to FedEx ! A fun project, I trust they will get years of enjoyment and service from it.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 02:56 AM

very nice work dave

and a great combo of woods too

keep up the posts
be nice to follow as you add better and better

welcome to LJ’s


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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

Thanks for the support patron!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 04:03 AM

Very simple and very well done. I agree with Patron that the woods go well together. lLttle details like the Wenge add a lot. Interesting way to add the dividers.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 07:46 AM

Great box, love working with Paduak.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 11:22 AM

Dave, this box is so beautiful. Nicely done.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 01:28 PM

Very nice! I normally don’t like Cherry and Paduak together, but this works very well.

-- Dave

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 02:10 PM

Super looking box great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 06-07-2012 01:17 AM

What a beauty! Top to bottom first class!

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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