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Project by DamnYankee posted 591 days ago 778 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 591 days ago

Super job,great looking wood too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 591 days ago

Great looking box. He should love it.

-- 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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ratchet

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#3 posted 591 days ago

Thats a winner. Nice corner splines.

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 591 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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eddie

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#5 posted 591 days ago

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

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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JL7

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#6 posted 591 days ago

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 591 days ago

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?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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DamnYankee

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#8 posted 591 days ago

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.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Roger

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#9 posted 590 days ago

Very beautiful. That birdseye is really poppin

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

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Dave

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#10 posted 590 days ago

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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