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Curly Maple and Cocobolo box

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Project by fisherdoug09 posted 552 days ago 8832 views 27 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The main body of the box is Curly Maple with Walnut corner splines. I decided to use the sapwood side of the Cocobolo for the lid and added walnut to the front and back as a nice contrast. The handle is also Cocobolo and as you can see there is a big difference in the coloring. The box may be used as a small jewelry or keepsake box and the tray is removable.





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 552 days ago

Some interesting wood and good contrast combination. Well made and aesthetically pleasant. I will never overcome my dislike of visible splines though. I think these detract, slightly, from an otherwise perfect box.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 552 days ago

Lots of eye appeal with this project ! Gorgeous grains and wood combination.
I’m not opposed to the spline keys , but I do see Martyn’s point. They do distract the eye from the main focal points. I realize that they are there for reinforcement of the joint. : )
Keep up the great work !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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SFLTim

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Wow, that’s all I can say! That is one gorgeous box along with the others you posted. This is exactly the level of detail and quality that I hope to achieve in my future boxes. Awesome joinery and finish.

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LeChuck

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#4 posted 552 days ago

Very nice and great figure on the lid.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 552 days ago

It is a beautiful box and I also love the wood that you chose. I personally like the splines but that’s just a matter of opinion. I also like hidden spline joints as well.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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JesseTutt

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#6 posted 552 days ago

Wow, great work. I never realized that Cocobolo had that much variation in color and figure.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 552 days ago

Very nice a definite wow box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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doncutlip

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#8 posted 552 days ago

Outstanding; great wood, great finish, a pleasure to look at.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 552 days ago

What a very good looking box. Great wood choices and combination.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#10 posted 552 days ago

Wow what great contrast in woods. I like it.

-- Dale, Ohio

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redryder

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#11 posted 552 days ago

Great build.
I’m not sure how splines detract from the focal point of the box. I thought the box was the focal point.
I like em’.............................

-- mike...............

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stefang

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#12 posted 552 days ago

Beautiful box with some really nice wood choices.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TurnTurnTurn

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#13 posted 552 days ago

Beautiful work and nice wood selection.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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ruddy

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#14 posted 551 days ago

A very nice box indeed.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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DMC1903

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#15 posted 551 days ago

That’s very impressive!

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