Sculpted (top only) box - cocobolo

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Project by Granddaddy1 posted 06-10-2012 07:43 PM 1434 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small cocobolo box 5 1/2”w x 3”d x 2”h that I made to hold ear buds and charger for the iPhone. I did not intend to sculpt this box, but felt it looked too plain after finishing. I took it back to the shop and did the sculpting a few days later. This box is made entirely from a small piece of cocobolo scrap. The sides are 7/16” thick and the bottom is a 1/8” thick solid piece, all resawn from 4/4 rough stock. The hinge is 1/8” brass rod. The finish on this box is 3 coats of paste wax. Cocobolo does not like oil based topcoat finishes. Thanks to all the truly skilled box builders on LJ’s. I learn a lot from you guys.

Thanks for looking!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#1 posted 06-11-2012 12:48 AM

I like it! The color difference is the natural sapwood junction? I had never seen cocobolo sapwood in a project. Another good sculpting job.

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

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 12:51 AM

Ron, beautiful box,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 02:27 AM

Andy, yes that is the junction between sapwood and heartwood. I’ve done some bandsaw boxes with it that I’ll try to get posted soon, and I have to say I love the stuff. Thanks for the comments.

By the way, we have a daughter and son-in-law up in Jenks. Maybe one of these days I can stop in and bug you at your shop.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 02:59 AM

Cool box, nice joinery too. What did you use to cut that top?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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