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Couple of recently completed boxes. 1st is walnut sides with curly maple with a couple ambrosia streaks. 2nd is all cherry with removeable lid. Clear Watco finish with Beall system wax
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#1 posted 05-10-2013 03:18 PM
Nice looking boxes… Thanks for sharing…
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#2 posted 05-10-2013 03:56 PM
These are all very nice and well done.
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#3 posted 05-10-2013 04:21 PM
Nice boxes. For the first one, did you roundover the corners with a router bit? And how did you do that detail up on the top, the part that looks like it’s indented for a finger pull or …???
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#4 posted 05-10-2013 04:48 PM
The top and bottom (slightly oversized) were glued to the body and then sanded to final dimension on the belt sander.
For some stupid reason, when I had the 2 sides and the top & bottom together glued up, I rounded over all the edges on the router table. Needless to say, it just didn’t look right when the top and bottom were put on. Thought about adding a inlay strip of a different color wood but ended up just using a cove bit in the router table. Once getting past the original depth of the roundover radius, it cleaned up pretty well between the 2 contrasting woods. So, it’s a mistake that turned out to give me a way to open the box without adding a knob.
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#5 posted 05-10-2013 05:18 PM
Cool design and super looking boxes.
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#6 posted 05-10-2013 08:17 PM
Nice boxes, nice joints, rounding the corners looks great, cove detail on the 1st box – very successful solution.Good work.
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#7 posted 05-10-2013 09:39 PM
Very well done!
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#8 posted 05-10-2013 11:12 PM
Thanks for the explanation. I’m doing a series of boxes now and will probably steal at least part of your accidental design – I like the rounded corners.
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