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Project by RS Woodworks posted 03-02-2013 05:06 PM 3156 views 29 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all, a little while ago a friend of mine contacted me and asked if I had time to build a special project for him to give to a close friend of his. My friend has been very kind to me over the years, giving me a whole bunch of wood for free at various times; from koa to teak, oak and some great maple. So of course it was the least I could do to fit this project in for him.

The design was up to me to decide on, including the wood types. The only real requirement was that it could contain jewelry, had flocking inside, had a hinged lid, and incorporated the celtic heart design inlayed.

So here is the box I came up with. It is made from Bolivian Rosewood (Pau Ferro) and orchard cherry. The total dimensions are approx. 10 1/2” x 5” x 5”. It’s sides are approx. 1/4” thick. The box “floats” in a way because it is only connected to the legs at the side, not underneath anywhere. The inside tray slides on two ledges which were dadoed into the front and back pieces prior to assembly. The cherry stretchers at the bottom are connected to the legs with tiny mortise and tennons. That was some very fine work. The finish on the box is just Liberon paste wax, fantastic stuff.
As always, I am happy to answer questions and always love hearing comments and critique. Thanks!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!





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david38

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 05:55 PM

looks great

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BusterB

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#2 posted 03-02-2013 06:22 PM

That is a super sweet box RS…..great job and always good to help out a friend…especially one who gives you project wood…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Campzeke

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#3 posted 03-02-2013 06:45 PM

Very Nice! I love the floating look.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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Jim Rowe

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#4 posted 03-02-2013 07:22 PM

Very nice! Did the recipient like it too?
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 03-02-2013 07:30 PM

Very beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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stefang

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#6 posted 03-02-2013 08:03 PM

Looks great. Very nice design and work. The wood looks almost identical to a piece of Cocobolo I’ve been working with recently.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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theoldfart

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 08:25 PM

RS,
Are the stretchers arched? Can’t quite tell. Wonderful design and accomplished execution.
Kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 03-02-2013 10:17 PM

beautiful box. I like the design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Gary

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#9 posted 03-02-2013 10:53 PM

That’s just beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#10 posted 03-03-2013 12:54 AM

I like it! great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 03-03-2013 01:15 AM

I dig it!

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#12 posted 03-03-2013 01:47 AM

great box! great design!

-- Regehr & Sons Woodcraft

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 03-03-2013 02:13 AM

Great design. Gorgeous woods. Flawless craftsmanship. The whole package! Great job.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Albe

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#14 posted 03-03-2013 04:42 AM

Very Nice

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#15 posted 03-03-2013 04:42 AM

What’s not to like on this beauty. Great design and selection of wood…..of course the building skill helped allot.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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