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Shadow Box - Birdseye Maple

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Project by DamnYankee posted 12-17-2012 04:07 PM 932 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve really got to take better pictures….

This is a shadow box I made as a Christmas present for a running buddy of mine. I made it, his wife is giving it to him.

It is made from Birdseye Maple (Thanks Jeff).

The sides are milled/planed to 1/2” thick. It is roughly 20×16. The framing you see on the front has thin pieces of Walnut in the miter. The miters are keyed with Purpleheart.

You can see the edge of the back in the thrid picture because it was not fully assembled in the pictures (I need to put the glass in, which I need to get cut yet. I like getting my glass when I am done as I will bring the box with me when I go get the glass cut.

Wood: Birdseye Maple, Walnut, Purpleheart
Finish: Wipe on Poly (x7), wax

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-17-2012 04:26 PM

Super job,great looking wood too.

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 04:41 PM

Great looking box. He should love it.

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

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 05:52 PM

Thats a winner. Nice corner splines.

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 05:59 PM

Gotta love that Birdseye! You did it justice, too!!! That will surely be treasured.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 06:54 PM

your buddy going to love this ,you got that birdseye looking grand ,nice

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 09:05 PM

Turned out great Rob – nice job. And what a great gift for a friend…

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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William

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#7 posted 12-18-2012 02:23 AM

Looking good.
I’m wondering though.
You said, “The framing you see on the front has thin pieces of Walnut in the miter.”
I looked and looked and couldn’t tell what you mean by that. I see the purpleheart splines, but where is the walnut in the miter? Are you talking about like a biscuit?
Maybe a better closeup would help my feeble brain understand?

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 02:59 AM

William – the walnut in the frame is rather understated. I thought they would add more accent than they did. In the pictures it almost looks like I have a gap in the misters.

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#9 posted 12-18-2012 01:59 PM

Very beautiful. That birdseye is really poppin

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

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#10 posted 12-18-2012 10:40 PM

That grain is looking good. A good use for a gift is to make a nice gift.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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