Cherry 'n Brass

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Project by jbschutz posted 08-27-2012 01:12 AM 1414 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry ‘n Brass....Five years ago, a good friend had the misfortune to have is townhome flooded, and he let me salvage some of the cherry woodwork. After the cleanup, he asked me to make boxes for all those who had helped; a total of 13. One guy got missed, and this is the final “thank you” box. He owns a small cabin cruiser named “Wild Oats”, so my friend thought it would be a nice touch to have the box laser engraved with this logo.
I tried something new with this one….I added brass tubing in place of the usual corner splines…give it a bit of nautical flavor. I drilled through the corner, inserted 5/32 inch brass tubimg and filled the hole with matching wood filler. The brass ovals almost look like little portholes.
The box is about 5×8, finished with hand-rubbed poly, has a lid hinged with hidden pins, and it is lined with black velvet.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 01:23 AM

The combination of details and the source of the material make it a very special memento .
Very well done ,love the brass dowel idea .

-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 02:29 AM

I second Kiefer. Well done !

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

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 02:35 AM

Nice work! Nice save!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 02:40 AM

Well done

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 08:08 AM

Great story…and a great box. The laser engraving and the brass mitres really finish the box. Very nice indeed.

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

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 10:42 AM

Beautiful and unique box build. Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 10:48 AM

Very kool. Nice story, and happy ending. Nicely detailings in this box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 08-27-2012 04:12 PM

Really nice box. I appreciate the attention to the “small” details. The engraving and brass pins put this one over the top.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 08-27-2012 05:30 PM

Not only was the box a personal thank you, the fact that you personalized it had to make it all the better. Beautiful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 08-27-2012 10:34 PM

Very well done, I like the framed look of the top.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 08-28-2012 12:06 AM

Very nice. I particularly like the detail miter top.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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