Tiger Maple and Rosewood

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Project by JoeyG posted 10-05-2012 02:42 PM 2471 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 10-05-2012 02:44 PM

Very beautiful work. Love the wood grain pattern.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 02:46 PM

Very handsome box, Joey! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 03:11 PM

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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#4 posted 10-05-2012 03:57 PM

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?

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 04:00 PM

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 10-05-2012 04:33 PM

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 10-05-2012 04:37 PM

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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#8 posted 10-05-2012 06:06 PM

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 10-05-2012 06:33 PM

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 10-05-2012 06:33 PM

Nice Box Joey

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#11 posted 10-05-2012 09:19 PM

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

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#12 posted 10-05-2012 10:47 PM

Very nicely done.

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

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#13 posted 10-06-2012 12:55 AM

Beautiful looking box! Great job

-- Ben from IL

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#14 posted 10-06-2012 01:02 AM

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

-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 10-06-2012 01:26 AM

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

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

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