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Project by UncleStumpy posted 09-24-2012 08:26 AM 978 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The guy I bought this wood from said it was Machiche – I’ll have to take his word for it.
I wanted to make a top with opposing doors and this is what I came up with. Piano hinges made more sense on this one and I also used chains to keep the doors open at a certain point.
The whole box is Machiche and I tried once again to wrap the grain around the box. 8 X 8 X 4.
Mostly I use Tung Oil first to accent the grain and then several coats of poly.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"





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albachippie

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 08:31 AM

This looks great. Good design too. Thanks for posting,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 08:58 AM

Garry, you must be a night owl too!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 10:54 AM

Nice looking box. The wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 11:34 AM

Beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 11:36 AM

I really love the wood. Nice job on this. Neat idea for lid.

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

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Roger

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 01:13 PM

Very nice. I like the way the lids open. Very unique and different.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 02:10 PM

Nice wood, whatever it is. Good design too.

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

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#8 posted 09-24-2012 02:20 PM

Sweet box!!!!!!!!!!!!.............jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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albachippie

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#9 posted 09-24-2012 03:59 PM

I’m a night owl, but also live the other side of the pond, so about 7hours ahead i think! Nice work you produce

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 09-24-2012 04:10 PM

That is a mitey fine box. Your work is very nice…! However,I do not think the wood is Machiche…it looks more like marblewood
Machiche looks like this…
this is Marblewood

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#11 posted 09-24-2012 06:24 PM

Greg, you are so right. They do not even remotely look alike. The seller must have mis-labled the piece of wood he sold me. By the way, thanks for the cool link for wood ID.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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