Walnut & ebony box

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Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman posted 763 days ago 1528 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been saving this highly figured 4/5 walnut end piece for a couple years. Just enough to make a box. I lined the bottom with a sheet of cork. I used Inlace brand epoxy (black) to fill the knots.

Walnut and ebony seem to complement each other so well.

This is my first time gluing up all four sides and then cutting thru to make the lid. I’m sure there’s a name for that process but I don’t know what it is. I was getting so frustrated with my previous designed lid warping after cuts and joining.

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#1 posted 763 days ago

Very nice piece great wood

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#2 posted 763 days ago

Very nice combination of woods, lovely box.

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#3 posted 763 days ago

The wood speaks for itself….absolutely beautiful. Great job.

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#4 posted 763 days ago

There are few things more beautiful to me than a nicely figured piece of walnut like you used for the top of that box. Nice design and execution.

I just call the technique that you used to make the lid the “bandsawn lid” method. I’m looking forward to trying it on my next box now that I have a bandsaw.

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#5 posted 762 days ago

Beautiful box!

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#6 posted 762 days ago

Beautiful box I love the appeal of the nice grain.


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#7 posted 762 days ago

Gotta love the look of that grain. Great job.

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#8 posted 762 days ago

That book matched top looks just like ripples in water…exquisite! Love walnut and ebony together!

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