The other two boxes

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Project by robert triplett posted 08-04-2012 07:04 AM 1465 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 now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 08-04-2012 07:56 AM

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

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#2 posted 08-04-2012 10:26 AM

Ditto !

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#3 posted 08-04-2012 12:15 PM

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

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#4 posted 08-04-2012 02:13 PM

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 08-04-2012 03:26 PM

Nice work, Look great!

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#6 posted 08-04-2012 05:21 PM

great looking box

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#7 posted 08-04-2012 06:32 PM

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

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#8 posted 08-04-2012 06:34 PM

Those are really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 08-05-2012 07:50 PM

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 08-08-2012 10:28 PM

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

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#11 posted 08-17-2012 09:36 PM

All of them look fantastic : )

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