Sliding Lid Boxes

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Project by davidtheboxmaker posted 04-09-2008 04:37 PM 3150 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 04-09-2008 04:45 PM

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

-- Doc Hanson

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#2 posted 04-09-2008 04:48 PM

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 04-09-2008 04:53 PM

Beautiful little boxes, David.

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

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#4 posted 04-09-2008 05:05 PM

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 04-09-2008 05:08 PM

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 04-09-2008 05:23 PM

Extremely cool!

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

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 10:58 PM

Very nice boxes, great job. Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 04-09-2008 11:53 PM

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 04-10-2008 12:24 AM

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

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 04-10-2008 01:43 AM

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 04-10-2008 04:39 AM

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

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

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