tiger Maple box

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Project by longgone posted 03-18-2013 05:23 AM 2475 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a second box I made this weekend. I found a really nice piece of Tiger Maple during my shop cleanup and reorganization and realized it was a box waiting to happen. The finish is Boiled Linseed Oil and lacquer. I really like the way the BLO brings out the grain in certain woods and this was one of them.
I added a small Bubbabinga wrap around piece about 1” from the bottom because it seemed to make the box easier to pick up. The bubbabinga strip is mitered and glued into a 3/8” dado that is 1/4” deep.

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 05:34 AM

As usual, your work is impeccable and in good taste! Beautiful grains.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 07:39 AM

Nice box, love the wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 10:43 AM

Wow that grain just oops along with that contrasting wood
A really nice box

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 10:58 AM

Real nice work. How did you attach the wrap around?

-- Petey

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#5 posted 03-18-2013 12:31 PM

You have a nice looking box. The tiger maple is wonderful.

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

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#6 posted 03-18-2013 12:48 PM

Greg, I use Tiger Maple whenever I find some I think it really makes a good project look great! I also like the accent of the Bubbabinga wrap. I think you have a winner here!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 12:55 PM

A beautiful box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 01:53 PM

Gorgeous! I love that this was just something that happened. I hope I can get to that point! I love the tiger maple – the BLO really brings out the shimmering of the grain.

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#9 posted 03-18-2013 02:59 PM

Beautiful box, the tiger maple looks great and the bubinga strip is a nice detail. I guess only good can come from cleaning up your workshop.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 03:08 PM

Thanks everyone…! Everyone here on Lumberjocks is always offering such positive comments and feedback..What a great site.. I really do like the look of the tiger maple and the finish after using BLO.
I do have several other wood pile discoveries that I plan to use very soon. Some are large enough for an entire box and the ones that are not will get glued together. I always like the contrasting wood look.

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 04:03 PM

Wow Greg, another winner. I really like your sculpted boxes, but it’s nice to see a non-sculpted box every once in awhile.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 03-18-2013 04:31 PM

It’s time you stopped practicing and start making some boxes. LOL,LOL, LOL!

You’re on to something here. The art deco feel is here. Reminds me of a humidor in an old film.

You have symetry and balance under your control..Dam I am envious.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 03-18-2013 06:16 PM

Hey Greg very nice box. How do you mortise in the hinges? I usually do them by hand, but am looking for an easier way. i am not so much a fan of the piano hinge, although Al the Boxguy makes them look good.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#14 posted 03-18-2013 09:39 PM

well greg you seem to be getting all sorts of designs out these days, running the gamete, i like it, but then again if its made from wood, and you make it, im pretty much going to like it.. i like the walnut band…

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

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#15 posted 03-19-2013 01:10 AM

Even your “simple” boxes have enough features to make them fancy. That BLO works really well with that maple! I don’t understand why BLO gets a bad rap so often.

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

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