Bevel Box

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 420 days ago 1776 views 7 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little beveled-edge box, about 6” x 4”. The primary woods are maple and mystery wood. (I picked up a box of mixed wood on eBay a while back, and I really don’t recall the exact species the seller said were included. Some I can identify… some I’m not sure about.)

Finish is about as simple as it gets: The dreaded (by some) BLO, followed by buffing and waxing on my Beall 3-wheel system.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 420 days ago

Looks like Paduak to me. If you scratch it, and it smells kind of like coconut sort of a sweet smell then that is what it is. Nice box well done. I just used a Beal Wood Buff System for the first time recently and was very impressed…. Thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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The Box Whisperer

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#2 posted 420 days ago

nice box, I like the beveled edge joinery with the vertical splines. Is that what youd call it, does it have a specific name? Either way, Ill have to try this. Nice work and thanks for posting.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#3 posted 420 days ago

Nice color combination Charlie, and nicely put together ! I can’t tell much about the specie from way down here, I’d just call it handsome, even though it looks a lil’ bit like mesquite from over texas way…? don’t really matter and doesn’t change the quality of the build ! good on’ya Charlie !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#4 posted 420 days ago

Rick, thanks. It’s definitely not Padauk…. I’m quite familiar with that. It’s lighter and browner than padauk, and has a lot of chatoyance that really doesn’t come through in the photos.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 420 days ago

Very nice craftsmanship, Charlie. Congratulations.

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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Don W

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#6 posted 420 days ago

great box. I like the inlay.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#7 posted 420 days ago

Nice piece

-- Joe

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#8 posted 420 days ago

I love bevels, they look so neat and clean.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#9 posted 420 days ago

Charlie, very pretty and elegant Box!
Very cool wood too..I’m not sure what it is but it kinda looks like some Grandillio I have!
Great job on a beautiful box!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 420 days ago

Nice one Charlie.
Looks like some rosewood that I have in the shop. Doesn’t really matter – the color combo is nice.
Good looking design too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 420 days ago

Great looking box Charlie…The corners and the fancy banding add a very nice accent. Could the mystery wood possibly be Bubbabinga?
How do you like the Beall buffing system? I have one and think it puts a fantastic finale’ on a finish.

-- 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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#12 posted 420 days ago

Greg, I believe you are correct about the bubinga.

I love the Beall system…. greatest thing since sliced bread when it comes to finishing!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 420 days ago

You really designed a unique box. The detail is wonderful. I really like the corners. It does look like bubinga.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#14 posted 420 days ago

Pretty box! Love the inlay.

That mystery wood looks like Bubinga to me.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#15 posted 420 days ago

Lovely little box Charlie with a lots of nice details. The banding looks great and so does the mystery wood. Where do those mystery trees grow?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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