Sliding Lid Boxes

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Project by davidtheboxmaker posted 2327 days ago 2566 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having made one ‘pencil box’ with a sliding lid, I decided it would be nice to make some boxes of this style with contrasting lids and bodies. These three have black walnut bodies and tops from goncaloe alves, elm and wenge. Size is 7” x 4” x 1 3/4”. The goncaloe alves was a little undersize so I reduced the box size to fit.

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#1 posted 2327 days ago

David these are nice – I like the contrast. What finish did you use on the goncaloe?

-- Doc Hanson

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#2 posted 2327 days ago

Doc – you didn’t waste any time before making a comment!
The finish is 6 coats tung oil after sanding to 240 grit and using sanding sealer.

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#3 posted 2327 days ago

Beautiful little boxes, David.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 2327 days ago

Hi David,

These are gorgeous boxes. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite between the three. I can well understand why you are enamored with making boxes. Like turning, once you get started on this path it is difficult to get off.

Thanks for the inspiration and the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 2327 days ago

Very nice collection of some finely crafted boxes. I am sure the recipients wil be very happy!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#6 posted 2327 days ago

Extremely cool!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 2326 days ago

Very nice boxes, great job. Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 2326 days ago

Those are great little boxes!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 2326 days ago

Good to see you are living up to your name (theboxmaker)! These are excellent.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 2326 days ago

Beautiful work!....I would like to see how you make them.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#11 posted 2326 days ago

Great boxes. I like the sliding dovetail tops. Great woods too…

-- -Mark Foster, MD for our art/wood

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