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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 491 days ago 1993 views 7 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box from maple and mystery wood.

Like the last box I posted, I installed the inlay banding in one continuous piece on a 24” board, then cut the box sides and assembled them. This is much easier than trying to cut inlay to the exact size for the four box sides after assembly.

The knife is a Gerber locking blade my grandfather gave me at least 30 years ago. I used to carry it on my belt in my first job after college when I worked in a lumberyard, so it has sentimental value in a couple of different ways.

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





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Don W

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#1 posted 491 days ago

you did it justice for sure!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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RussellAP

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#2 posted 491 days ago

The mystery wood looks like padauk. Nice box. How do you hollow out the inlay groove, with a router?

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

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#3 posted 491 days ago

Very nice little box. I like it.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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#4 posted 491 days ago

Nice, the wood of the knife and the box top look similar in the pictures, although they are probably different. The inlay is a good touch.

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#5 posted 491 days ago

Russell, I usually use my table saw to cut a kerf for small inlay. If the inlay is slightly wider than the saw blade, you can do it in a couple of passes. The key is to use a test board to get the blade height and fence set properly.

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

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#6 posted 491 days ago

two great things here charlie, i love the box, and the knife is one good knife…ive had several gerbers, and my son has them now…your mystery wood sure is pretty.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 491 days ago

Love the tone and color or the “mystery wood”. The wood combination works very well together. The miters are very tight and the details of the banding and small cove makes the box even more attractive. Holds an obviously treasured keepsake. Glad to see you posting some boxes again.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#8 posted 491 days ago

Very pretty.

-- Janice

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#9 posted 491 days ago

Home Run Charlie – you knocked this one out of the park. Beautiful box, sentiment and of course, knife. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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LittlePaw

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#10 posted 491 days ago

A beautiful box so nicely done. I love the color contrast, Charlie!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#11 posted 491 days ago

beautiful box , everyday in this site I have those how do they do that moments followed by a quick read and the light bulb goes off lol, thanks for the banding inlay tip

-- mike c

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#12 posted 491 days ago

Nice job Charlie. Bet GP is proud!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Karson

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#13 posted 491 days ago

Great box Charles.

I’ve got one of those knives also.

A great hunting knife.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mmh

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#14 posted 491 days ago

A handsome home for your heirloom when not in use!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#15 posted 490 days ago

Nice job and story all around – and good looking box too.
That small cove around the top adds a nice touch.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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