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Asian style box from silky oak, rosewood and walnut.

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Project by ruddy posted 07-01-2012 03:51 AM 9814 views 51 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is similar to one I posted earlier and is made from Silky Oak for the main panels, Rosewood for the legs/handles and the lid insert is Walnut burr. The grain in the Silky Oak reflects the light beautifully and is a pleasure to work.
The walnut veneer is mounted on 6mm ply and is recessed into the domino jointed lid.
All the joints are all done with 5mm dominos and the box is lined with a purple pigskin suede.
I changed the layout of the dividers in the top of the box to allow a watch or pendant to fit in the long pocket at the front.
I like how functional this style of box is with a wide opening lid and the drawer below.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'





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grizzman

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#1 posted 07-01-2012 03:57 AM

hey hey ruddy, this is a grand slam box, you nailed it, boy do i love it…everything…the style , the wood, and your great craftsmanship…is this for you or will it go to someone else…where ever it goes, it will have a commanding presence…very well done…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 07-01-2012 04:06 AM

Great box Rudy!! Very nice style. :)

Tom

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 07-01-2012 05:20 AM

Fabulous work!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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bobasaurus

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#4 posted 07-01-2012 05:48 AM

This is a very nice box. I like the subtle curve on the top that allows the lid handle to protrude out. Even the dividers and purple suede seem to flow well with the design.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#5 posted 07-01-2012 10:30 AM

A very pretty and dramatic piece. Nicely integrated handles and the front curve instead of a notch for the upper handle is an interesting idea as is mounting it on a wooden tab. Remarkable work, as is usual with you.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 07-01-2012 11:28 AM

Beautifully proportioned, designed and made. A definite winner, Ruddy.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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JoeyG

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#7 posted 07-01-2012 12:06 PM

Very nice.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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jbschutz

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#8 posted 07-01-2012 12:10 PM

Great box, Ruddy. I went back to look at the rosewood box, and now I can’t decide which one I like better. The details are great….the legs, drawer, compartments, lid, lift, etc. all make it a special piece.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 07-01-2012 12:27 PM

beautiful box, both inside and out.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 07-01-2012 01:07 PM

Great wood, nice lines, great finish too. I like it!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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DanoP

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#11 posted 07-01-2012 02:20 PM

Very nice box Sir. I appreciate your sense of style vs functionality. Thank you for your inspiration. I plan on making something similar thanks to your posting.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#12 posted 07-01-2012 02:45 PM

Very nice and well crafted box. Like the legs, pulls, and the woods used.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#13 posted 07-01-2012 03:47 PM

I totally dig it.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#14 posted 07-01-2012 05:23 PM

I like the proportions, as well as everything else, What are the dimensions?

-- Stephen NYS

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#15 posted 07-01-2012 05:27 PM

Striking piece !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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