The other two boxes

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Project by robert triplett posted 747 days ago 1112 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Along with the Zebrawood box, I made these 2. The first is a Beeswing Eucalyptus box with some Curly Redwood in the top. The Eucalyptus came from Rustfever when Woodcraft in Sacramento had a tool and wood swap. Thanks again Ira. the wood is really beautiful. The bottom divider s and the tray are Quartersawn Sycamore. the second box is quilted Maple with Rosewood accents. The top is Maple framed with more Rosewood. I had never used Rosewood before. this was scrap wood given to me by RockB in Redding. The tray and dividers are Maple I did a wash of BLO on the Maple and then Watco Danish Oil on both boxes. Thanks for looking.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#1 posted 747 days ago

Ok Robert great boxes just put the right price tags on them LOL

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#2 posted 746 days ago

Ditto !

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#3 posted 746 days ago

Both very nice. I like the Maple & Rosewood combo. Super nice.

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#4 posted 746 days ago

Wwow, wonderful boxes. I love that redwood. Seeing the waves in that top instantly made me think of the beach. My thoughts… Perfect place to store seashells!

I’m still a novice and would like your (and those that read this) opinion on how you have constructed these tops. I have recently been told to never, even with small boxes, glue end grain edges to long grain edges as you have done here because the different expansion and contraction rates between the two will split the wood. My thoughts are that for boxes of this size and the relatively controlled environment that they will see, the stresses created will be very small and the project should be fine.

I’m looking forward to the responses as I currently have a wonderful piece of maple burl that I want to showcase the same way that you did this redwood.

Thanks Dano P.

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#5 posted 746 days ago

Nice work, Look great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 746 days ago

great looking box

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#7 posted 746 days ago

Excellent looking boxes Robert. That is some mighty fine craftsmanship to complement the nice woods.

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#8 posted 746 days ago

Those are really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 745 days ago

I like the Maple and Rosewood one best. Don’t know why, they are all nice , just personal preference for what its worth. Don

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#10 posted 742 days ago

Sweet boxes, Robert!!..............Jim

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#11 posted 733 days ago

All of them look fantastic : )

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