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Project by fisherdoug09 posted 11-18-2012 02:27 PM 1708 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for another cousin as a gift she gave to her granddaughter. The main body of the box is Pacific Coast Figured Maple. The lid, and handle are Morado as well as the dovetail corner splines. I sand my boxes down to 1200 grit, which almost gives them a polished look. Then I give them one coat of Danish oil and wax them with Briwax and polish by hand.





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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 02:36 PM

real nice looking box Doug.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 02:47 PM

Beautiful woods and craftsmanship. Great job and what a great gift.

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

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 03:10 PM

Very nicely done! Your second picture shows the interesting detail on the top that you can’t see in the first—the top is too cool not to get more attention IMHO! Personally, I really like your use of dovetail splines as I find them more interesting than the plain splines. Overall, a very nice project with beautiful wood grain.

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

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#4 posted 11-18-2012 04:10 PM

Classy looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 04:18 PM

WOW! This box has it all. Class at its best! Well designed to say the least!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 11-18-2012 04:35 PM

Amazing box a fine build .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-18-2012 05:19 PM

A lot of nice details AND beautiful wood. Keep them coming. Interesting use of fabric on the bottom. I like it.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 07:18 PM

Great looking box! Fine detail!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 08:00 PM

Great job, love the details on this. Well done….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 11-19-2012 01:17 AM

yes sir, this is a beautiful box for sure, to me its a home run all the way, i love the fabric you used , it fits very well, i love making boxes myself and sure enjoy it when i see others love it too, thanks for sharing your gift…very beautiful for sure.

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

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 11-19-2012 01:48 AM

Several interesting and attractive design features as well as beautiful wood combination make this a winner. You put a LOT of effort into this one and it shows.

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

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#12 posted 11-19-2012 01:52 AM

Great looking box, very nice work.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 11-19-2012 02:47 AM

Beautiful box .
Love the maple and the lift knob along with the dove tail keys and fray bottom .
I can see where that 1200 grit sanding pays off ,just a beautiful deep finish .

-- Kiefer 松

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#14 posted 11-19-2012 08:04 PM

pretty wood and great craftsmanship, well done!

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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#15 posted 11-20-2012 12:33 AM

Beautiful box !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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