Cumaru Jewelery box

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Project by meaded posted 03-07-2013 12:57 AM 2155 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Repurposed Cumaru hrdwood flooring. I sand the finish off first then run it through the planer, the finish is deadly on blades make sure you get rid of it first. This is an heavy, hard, brittle wood there are a few chips around the joint fingers, it sands and finishes well. The insert is maple and the liner is felt.

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 01:08 AM

Love it, and the fact you used repurposed wood makes it even better!!!!! Great job!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 01:15 AM

Very nice box. Cumaru is definitely a hard wood to work with. I have about a half dozen 1×6 x 12 ft cumaru boards left over from a porch I built about 6 years ago and they mostly gather dust because they are so darrn hard and heavy.

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 03:29 AM

Nice job. Haven’t used any of this wood but it reminds me of Jatoba but less red.

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

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 03:41 AM

Hey, I have a deck built a decks from Cumaru and of course, have saved every little scrap leftover. I made about 16 planter boxes a couple years ago, and they were sooooo heavy! I still have lots of long pieces and 4×4’s left over, and hope to be building some benches this summer.

Nice Job on the box, I’ll be looking for some ideas for those smaller scraps. It’s beautiful wood and deserves to be purposed, repurposed, and purposed again!

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 09:14 AM

Turned into a classy looking box. I like your lines. Makes it look important just sitting there.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 11:45 AM

I love it. It’s a very handsome box. I have one suggestion if you will allow it. #1 if you have some sawdust from the build and some dark titebond glue,
mixed together, then squeezed in gaps in joints. (color matched) #2 sand off the excess glue, and now those gaps aren’t visible. #3 The Perfect Box.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 02:12 PM

It’s a very nice looking box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 09:12 PM

I’m currently working with 5/4 Cumaru cutting intarsia patterns with it on a scroll saw…WOW, that is some tough brittle wood. I just finished up the cutting this early AM. I’m glad to hear it sands well as I have lots of sanding/shaping to do with it. That is a great looking box and I know it will be sturdy and stable with Cumaru!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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