Tiger Maple and Rosewood

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Project by JoeyG posted 658 days ago 1997 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really love this one. It’s going to be tough to see it go. While it is a fairly basic box, the wood is incredible. The box is Tiger Maple with Bolivian Rosewood miter keys. the lid is made of strips of the same Maple and Bolivian Rosewood with a handle made of Chechen (Caribbean Rosewood).

Thanks for taking a look.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 658 days ago

Very beautiful work. Love the wood grain pattern.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 658 days ago

Very handsome box, Joey! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 658 days ago

Wow! What a gorgeous box!!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 658 days ago

Very nice Joey….but is it easy to see any of them go? Very interesting design on the bottom material. It stands out nicely. What do you use to keep the top centered and stable?

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#5 posted 658 days ago

Thank you very much.
@ Greg, The lid is 3/4 with a 3/8 dado that sits down into the box. I really like the fabric also.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#6 posted 658 days ago

Chechen is my absolute favorite wood to turn. It works and takes a finish really well. Fun fact – it’s also called black poisonwood. The trees have nasty black sap that is worse than poison ivy. Wear a respirator when sanding this stuff.


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#7 posted 658 days ago

The Bolivian is my favorite, but I like the Chechen. I almost called it poisonwood for dramatic effect, but I figured one clever name was enough for one day. ;-)

-- JoeyG ~~~

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 658 days ago

Nice one, Joey!!...........Jim

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

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#9 posted 658 days ago

Thanks Jim,

Is there really that many more people on the site that view numbers can go that quickly? I still have boxes with less views than this that are much nicer. It doesn’t make since to me.

-- JoeyG ~~~

#10 posted 658 days ago

Nice Box Joey

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#11 posted 658 days ago

I can understand the difficulty. It is a lovely box!

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#12 posted 657 days ago

Very nicely done.

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

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#13 posted 657 days ago

Beautiful looking box! Great job

-- Ben from IL

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#14 posted 657 days ago

It’s a nice one Joey believe it, the amount of views confirm it .

-- Kiefer 松

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#15 posted 657 days ago

the wood almost looks like marble, and so smooth looking, great job joey…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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