Maple Leaf box

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Project by meaded posted 09-23-2012 01:46 AM 1566 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 09-23-2012 01:51 AM

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 09-23-2012 03:17 AM

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 fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 09-23-2012 08:21 AM

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

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#4 posted 09-23-2012 11:40 AM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 09-23-2012 06:39 PM

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 09-23-2012 10:39 PM

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.

-- M.K.

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#7 posted 09-23-2012 10:54 PM

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 09-23-2012 11:03 PM

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 09-23-2012 11:53 PM

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 09-24-2012 01:05 AM

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

-- -- Don from PA

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#11 posted 09-24-2012 01:10 AM

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 09-24-2012 06:49 AM

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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