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Project by sedcokid posted 518 days ago 1905 views 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project, I enjoy making boxes a lot. This wood is from the fellow that gave me a gloat in exchange for a Cribbage board, you may remember this from one of my posts http://lumberjocks.com/sedcokid/blog/31652 . Anyway it is made from Cruly Maple with a veneer of Black walnut burl (this is the first time I have worked with veneer). I also made a band of Cherry and Poplar to accent the Black walnut veneer on the top. The finish is a very light almost clear stain as a sealer with numerous coats of wipe on poly. I chose to buff on the Beal system and then used used a hand rubbed coating of Renaissance Wax.

All comments are welcomed.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this project…..

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 518 days ago

Wow Chuck this box screams out first class all the way ,fine work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Surfside

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#2 posted 518 days ago

Tremendous! How long did it take you to finish this?

-- "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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#3 posted 518 days ago

Well done Chuck, nice work on the veneering and banding oh and the tiger maple is beautiful…BC

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 518 days ago

Nice design and construction—beautiful wood. Your photographs really show the grain pattern—outstanding!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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MShort

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#5 posted 518 days ago

Chuck that is a beauty of a box. Well Done !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Jaybird719

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#6 posted 518 days ago

Beautiful work Chuck, love the figure in the maple that you used. Thanks for sharing.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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wiswood2

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#7 posted 518 days ago

Great job.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Granddaddy1

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#8 posted 518 days ago

Very nice!!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 518 days ago

WOW, is that every pretty. Nice work on it and great choice of wood!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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SPalm

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#10 posted 518 days ago

That is sweet Chuck.
I like it a lot. Good job all around.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roger

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#11 posted 518 days ago

Beautifully constructed, and designed with amazing details. Super fine

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

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sedcokid

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#12 posted 518 days ago

Thanks to everyone that looked at this box, it sure was fun to make and your comments were appreciated.

Surfside, The time to finish the sealer and poly were all wipe on so didn’t take long to apply but let each coat dry overnight. The buffing process didn’t take long either. Thanks for asking and for your comment.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 518 days ago

Beautiful wood, beautiful box.

-- 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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Schwieb

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#14 posted 518 days ago

You do wood good! What a beautiful box. The wood, joinery, and execution are really nice, Can you teach me how to do that?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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rtbrmb

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#15 posted 518 days ago

Excellent looking box.

I like how the splines are deeper on the bottom and shallow up as you go towards the top of the box. Your choice of woods to frame the burl lid turned out great. Many ideas for future boxes I hope to construct.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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