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Project by matt garcia posted 2220 days ago 2040 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well guys, here is the candy box I made for my favorite Aunt. It’s made from the last of a piece of flamed birch, and some beeswing figured Honduran Mahogany. Just a mitered corner box, with a raised panel flamed birch top. In the third photo is the piece of strangely figured Honduran Mahogany I was telling you guys about in the Ambrosia Maple candy box post. It looks like it’s melting. I wonder if anyone has ever seen figuring like this. I sure would like to know what it is called. I know someone out there in LumberJockland will know, and can tell me!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 2220 days ago

Sweeeeet!

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

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Chris

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#2 posted 2220 days ago

I believe they call that “waterfall”; I have seen it in Bubinga before.

That sure is a beautiful box!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2220 days ago

Matt,

This is a beautiful box. I really like the figure in the birch lid.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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trifern

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#4 posted 2220 days ago

Nice box made from gorgeous wood. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Chip

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#5 posted 2220 days ago

Another great piece Matt. There are many box addicts on this site so please never hold back on showing us your stuff.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 2220 days ago

Flame Birch is so awesome ….it’s hard to find a nice flat piece around here though….the more figure , the more twisted it seems to be. Beautiful combination of woods !!! your Aunt will love it : ) I made a Lazy Susan out of a piece of Flame Birch that was originally about 8’ long and about 2” wide…everyone seems to love it :)
I wish I could see that piece of mystery wood in person …it looks gorgeous from here !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Bigbuck

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#7 posted 2220 days ago

Very nice, and that is one beautiful peace of wood.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Karson

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#8 posted 2220 days ago

A very nice looking box. I heard wood identified as Pomella (or figured)

-- 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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Blake

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#9 posted 2220 days ago

Another really cool one. You’re my kind of box maker.

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 2220 days ago

Your favorite Aunt should be pleased Matt.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 2220 days ago

Beautifully figured wood, nice looking box. Well done.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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TedM

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#12 posted 2219 days ago

Wow! Great looking box!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 2219 days ago

Hi Matt;

A great display of workmanship!

Add that to a spectacular selection of lumber and you have yourself a winner.

I think the figure on the board is “confused”.

Lee

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miles125

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#14 posted 2219 days ago

Great choice of wood and design! I call the grain on that board “hard to drive a nail in”.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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matt garcia

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#15 posted 2215 days ago

HA HA!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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