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Project by DiakosUCF posted 354 days ago 838 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Between working full time and working on an MBA I’m finding it hard to make time to kick up some sawdust these days. Luckily I was able to get a few hours here and there over the last few weekends. I had a piece of walnut leftover from the desk project, and saw this idea in a magazine, and ran with it. I did however increased the dimensions and use a different veneer. Ash Olive burl veneer for the top and walnut all around. As you can tell from my other projects, this is the first time I’ve built something “small” which presented it’s own set of problems. Primarily cutting small pieces on the table saw. Blades and fingers don’t mix but thankfully I still have all of mine. Approx. 11” X 7” X 5”. Sorry…no picture of the inside. It’s nothing special. I used 1/4” plywood for the veneer backing and the bottom. I think it came out alright. Now I just need to find something to put in it. Then again…as I’m typing this, my brother and his wife are having boy #2, so maybe it’ll be a gift.





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DouginVa

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#1 posted 354 days ago

Outside is very nice…..let’s see the inside.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 354 days ago

Really beautiful.
Thank you for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 354 days ago

Great choice of woods . . . beautiful design . . . nice execution.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 353 days ago

The Olive burl and walnut do go together very well. Nice little teaser of the inside in one picture. I would suggest a sled for the table saw to save the stress of cutting close to the blade. I cut some 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” box bottoms tonight with no problems, using a simple sled. Good luck with the work and playing in the shop.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 353 days ago

Beautiful box. Love the design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 353 days ago

beautiful box. The burl veneer top looks great and is a nice compliment to the walnut.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 353 days ago

Very nice! Those compound miters would make me crazy but yours look perfect. That requires some skill!

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

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 344 days ago

Now THAT is a keeper! Very well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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AustininKC

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#9 posted 344 days ago

Beautiful work, well done.

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