Box in nick of time from St. Nick for wife.

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Project by Jay Nolet posted 12-25-2012 05:11 PM 1567 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The finish cured on Christmas eve just in time. The box is 3”x5”x7and1/2”. The carcass is from a skid from work. I don’t know what kind of wood it is. Any ideas guys? The top is walnut with the center piece being from the same board as the box. Feet are walnut, with the splines being cocobolo. The tray is mahogany from a yard sale find. Just a note on the feet – I used two pieces 1/2”x1/4” and T glued them together after radiusing once on one piece and thrice on another. You will see how they get glued together. Cut half of them at whatever length at 45 degrees, then flip piece over and cut other half. I like this style of feet as I used them on another box. So, if anyone knows what the mystery wood is, please let me know. The last picture shows a closer view, but the color doesn’t show true. Thanks for the look.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 05:15 PM

Nice box, and the lift out tray is a real touch of class … “the boxguy” will approve.
Like the feet alot … great work all around.

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 05:33 PM

Very nice work.
Merry Christmas

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 06:36 PM

I would like to get into skid work but I haven’t taken the plunge yet. This is a really nice box. I am sure she loved it.

-- As long as our customers are happy, we have done a good job. Even if we are our own customer.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 07:00 PM

Regardless of the type of wood, very beautiful

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-26-2012 03:02 PM

Nice touch using the splines to rest the tray on!

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 01:32 AM

Nice box.I had thought about doing the same thing with the spline to rest the tray on,but was worried it would look weird, it looks great with your box.

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 02:28 AM

I like this box. It has an arts and crafts, or mission, style to it, in my opinion. Couldn’t tell you what kind of wood it is, but it looks like a winner, whatever it is.

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Jay Nolet

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#8 posted 12-27-2012 03:29 AM

Grumpymike – I do get most of my ideas from the jock projects. Boxguy was one of the first that caught my eye.

a1jim – and a happy new year to you

Remedyman – It took me a while to find in all the pine and oak and maple skids and yes she did

Monte Pittman – I was hoping someone here could tell me here what kind of wood this was as there are about six people at work that have ventured a guess and would like to know.

DanoP – Thanks for noticing, that one picture angle was not by accident

bhog – I think that the spline tray holder would look good on about any box. I had to put glue on only the spline and not on the spline where it would protrude into the box.

Mip – Thank you, now I’m going to have to study up on what might be arts and crafts or mission about this box. :)

Thank you all for taking the time to respond to my posted project.

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#9 posted 06-02-2017 11:04 AM

Jay, you have done a very nice job on this box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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