A Cherry on Top

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Project by JoeyG posted 10-05-2012 02:52 PM 4086 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know the name is cheesy but it’s fun. This box is for my cousin who is about to have a baby boy. She wanted something to keep things from his childhood in.

The box is Walnut with Padauk and Maple miter keys. The lid started as a piece of Walnut. It then received Jatoba banding on the outer edge. The medallion is made up of Bloodwood, Wenge, and of course Cherry. The handle is made of Wenge and Cherry.

Thanks for taking a look.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 02:56 PM

Nicely Done Joey… a great looking box. I am sure your cousin will love it.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 02:57 PM

I really like your combination of woods. Compliment each other.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 02:58 PM

For some reason this first picture makes it look out of square. I promise it’s square.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 03:52 PM

Looks really great Joey. I like the medallion…it idds a nice look. The Padauk plug in the back also adds a nice touch.

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


@Greg, I really wanted to use this piece of wood, but didn’t know what I wanted to do with the knot so I made it the back of the box. I plugged it with the padauk later on and now I wish I had used it for the front because I really like how it looks. That’s how it goes sometimes.

-- JoeyG ~~~

#6 posted 10-05-2012 06:31 PM

I really like this box great job

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#7 posted 10-05-2012 10:48 PM


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

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#8 posted 10-05-2012 10:57 PM

Nice work, love all the color contrast should age just wonderfully…thank for the post…BC

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#9 posted 10-05-2012 11:04 PM

Prety cool box. I like the top.

Now that you mention the squareness…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 10-05-2012 11:24 PM

Thanks everyone,

I really don’t know why that first picture looks so out of whack. I should probably try to get another photo of it, but I think it will be all right.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#11 posted 10-06-2012 01:16 AM

I really like everything about this one but I am really impressed with the PERFECT fit of the medallion. How do you achieve that fit? Any concerns that wood movement will spread the miter joints on the Jatoba ‘frame’ around the lid?

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

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#12 posted 10-06-2012 01:31 AM

that is a perfect box for keeping the babys things in, i think each person born should have there own box, and then when your life comes to an end, put yourself into the box as well…...hey…the idea sounds good…lol…..but you did another fantastic job…...boxes are just way to fun, im about to finish one myself…it comes soon…

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

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#13 posted 10-06-2012 02:06 AM

I like this one best the way you showed the grain. And I REALLY like the Padouk plug in the knot hole on the back panel. Details like that make it special.

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

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#14 posted 10-06-2012 02:39 AM

You may have the lens set for wide angle, otherwise the box looks great even if it does not look square!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 10-07-2012 11:23 AM

Joey, what a fun project especially when you think about what the box will hold. I am sure that your cousin will treasure your gift forever!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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