Maple Leaf box

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Project by meaded posted 667 days ago 1081 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box is Birch, lid is Oak. Leaf is cut on the scroll saw at angle of 5 and pushed through. I dyed the the leaf to represent Autumn colors. Box is 5*7 4” tall Suede Tex (flocking interior)

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#1 posted 667 days ago

Nice box! Like the Maple leaf….. Not to impressed with the Birch however.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 667 days ago

Gotta love the Maple leaf.
Did you get that one from google images?
It looks exactly like one I have used that I found there… a great source for images.
I like the box. Nice and clean and simple, it lets the leaf be the focus of attention.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#3 posted 667 days ago

Thanks for sharing the technique about making the lid pop out and still keeping same grain pattern. Nice job on the lid.

-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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#4 posted 667 days ago

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 666 days ago

I love the way you re-sawed the Oak and then matched up the leaf an lid to make it look almost translucent!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 666 days ago

love the maple leaf. a nice canadian maple leaf at that. beautiful. take a look at the box I posted last week. I carved a maple leaf in the lid. very beautiful.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#7 posted 666 days ago

Nice grain match, I like the box.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#8 posted 666 days ago

I love this technique and how the grain carries through the leaf. Favorited! And to think I almost passed this by from the title.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 666 days ago

I love how you keep the grain of the wood going with the leaf. Well done

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#10 posted 666 days ago

That is a really cool idea. Never saw anything like it. Nice work.

-- -- Don from PA

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#11 posted 666 days ago

Very innovative how you carried the grain through the maple leaf. Great job!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 666 days ago

I’m with Rance, ingenious technique.
First I thought it was routed but it’s way easier and much less messy.
I don’t really care for boxes but I do like yours with its simple and natural elegance. Thanks for posting.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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