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Project by ScaleShipWright posted 04-13-2013 11:25 AM 1365 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This week I took a break with my ship model and made my first wooden box. Woods are domestic maple, apple and cherry (“domestic” should be proper, since all the trees were near my home :). It’s very simple, but I quite like the figure of the maple. The box will be a present for my sister Emma.

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!





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dan81

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#1 posted 04-13-2013 11:41 AM

Great looking box! Did you mill and dry the apple wood yourself?
Nice looking combos of wood. Well done.

-- Glue-up is still the stage when everything that was perfect in dry-fit goes horribly wrong, but I'm working on it.

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#2 posted 04-13-2013 12:39 PM

Very nice!! Like the combination of woods. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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ScaleShipWright

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#3 posted 04-13-2013 01:13 PM

Thank you

Did you mill and dry the apple wood yourself?

yes, I harvest wood for my shipmodeling projects (pear, apple, cherry etc.), but sometimes I find some very figured wood like the maple used for this box and keep it for other kind of works.

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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#4 posted 04-13-2013 01:23 PM

Very nice! I like the spalting on the wood. Will it fit into the hold on your ship???
Jim

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

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#5 posted 04-13-2013 01:25 PM

Nice box. Congratulations.

-- 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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#6 posted 04-13-2013 02:00 PM

Beautiful woods, wonderful execution, superb little box. Emma will love it.
Great job!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 04-13-2013 02:49 PM

Looks cool, nice work.

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#8 posted 04-13-2013 03:01 PM

Great job. Love the wood.

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

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ScaleShipWright

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#9 posted 04-13-2013 04:29 PM

Thanks for the generous comments

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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#10 posted 04-13-2013 05:27 PM

Very nice looking box. Love the figured Maple. Its good to hold on to some nice wood for projects like this.
Jeffrey

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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#11 posted 04-13-2013 05:31 PM

Looks great. I especially like the way you matched the grain on the sides. Boxes can be addictive!!!

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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ScaleShipWright

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#12 posted 04-13-2013 07:26 PM

Thanks Jeffry and Richard

I especially like the way you matched the grain on the sides

I got the match on three sides only since I made it from a single board, but using 2 boards one can get easily 2 mirrored matches (I will probably do this with the next one).

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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#13 posted 04-13-2013 10:25 PM

Nice boxmanship! I love me some spalty wood!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#14 posted 04-14-2013 12:32 AM

Nice job! I love the spalted/ quartersawn maple. I don’t know why more people don’t quartersaw maple as it can have some wonderful figure (like qs sycamore)

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

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#15 posted 04-14-2013 12:44 AM

The spalted maple is very pretty – thanks for sharing. The figure is beautiful.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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