Curly Maple and Cocobolo box

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Project by fisherdoug09 posted 01-19-2013 01:31 PM 12760 views 30 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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#1 posted 01-19-2013 01:40 PM

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.

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 02:34 PM

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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#3 posted 01-19-2013 02:38 PM

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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#4 posted 01-19-2013 02:42 PM

Very nice and great figure on the lid.

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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#5 posted 01-19-2013 02:42 PM

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

-- 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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#6 posted 01-19-2013 02:50 PM

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

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#7 posted 01-19-2013 03:55 PM

Very nice a definite wow box.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-19-2013 04:10 PM

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

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 01-19-2013 04:31 PM

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

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#10 posted 01-19-2013 05:32 PM

Wow what great contrast in woods. I like it.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#11 posted 01-19-2013 06:43 PM

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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#12 posted 01-19-2013 06:55 PM

Beautiful box with some really nice wood choices.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 01-19-2013 07:49 PM

Beautiful work and nice wood selection.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#14 posted 01-19-2013 09:21 PM

A very nice box indeed.

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

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#15 posted 01-19-2013 10:16 PM

That’s very impressive!

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