Skill Building Maple Box - for charity

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Project by rtbrmb posted 11-03-2012 01:01 PM 1629 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I started quite a while ago from maple scraps with walnut accents (also scrap).

I made the lid from birds eye maple veneer. It was one of my first times veneering-I used the iron on method.

I formed the lid lift on a bandsaw and hand sanded to finish. I used the router table method of mortising the hinges as shown on the fine woodworking video. Once the router table has been set up to properly I hate to take the bit out to do any other type of routing.

It is finished with multiple coats of shellac and hand rubbed with 0000 steel wool & paste wax.

I have given this box to a local charity for silent auction w/proceeds going to a local soup kitchen.

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#1 posted 11-03-2012 01:38 PM

Nice box, good cause

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-03-2012 02:09 PM

Very nice …I like your spline placement and the handle looks great as well : )

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#3 posted 11-03-2012 09:09 PM

thanks for the kind compliments.

I tried placing the splines in a symmetrical pattern & I had a nice, very small, piece of figured maple scrap that I laminated with some walnut scraps to make the lid lift.

I will find out in about 1 month how much the box brings in the silent auction.

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#4 posted 11-03-2012 11:42 PM

Nice work.

This will no doubt be a hit.

-- Anthony

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 01:03 AM

Nicely done! That veneered panel looks great.

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 04:07 AM

Very nice…I have sketched up my spline jig plans but haven’t gotten to the
‘making it’ stage yet…this may have given me the boost to get going on it…

-- Tim, IL

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