Box for Kim

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Project by Tokolosi posted 06-13-2013 03:04 PM 1196 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift for a friend, this little box started out life as off-cut wood flooring. Not sure what it is. Its the light wood. The red insets in the lid is Bubinga. All hand cut lap joint construction with Bubinga splines. I also experimented a little with ‘aging’ the wood to create a antique-ish feel to it. I rubbed a small amount of cherry wood filler onto the sanded light wood parts. then wiped it off with a rag. It filled into the pores of the wood in a pretty pleasing way. I then lightly sanded it again and finished it with natural Danish Oil to which I added a little bit of ‘Golden Oak” Danish Oil for a little yellowing.It was well received and I had fun making it.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 03:23 PM

Nice job. I love the contrasting splines, as they tend to set this box off. Well done.

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

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 03:23 PM

Interesting design. Thanks for the photos of the build. Sounds like you were having fun experimenting as you built this box.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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Nate Meadows

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 04:33 PM

I love the raise panels in the lid!!!!! Brilliant!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 06-13-2013 05:17 PM

Great Box great contrast and lots of interesting pieces for the eye


-- 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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Jamie Gielens

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#5 posted 06-13-2013 10:11 PM

Great work – like the contrasting woods and use of them!

-- Jamie - l'atelier Orion

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#6 posted 06-13-2013 10:20 PM

Another beauty. Woods contrast very well together along with your exceptional joinery.

N I C E !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 06-14-2013 12:49 AM


Handcut lap joints are impressive.

Pretty sure that is maple flooring.

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

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#8 posted 06-14-2013 01:05 AM

Great box! I like the finish. It adds to it’s unique character.

-- 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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#9 posted 06-14-2013 01:26 AM

Well done….a great looking box…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 04:57 AM

Really nice work. Great looking box

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 06-17-2013 03:53 PM

The finish is very nice on this!! I love the raised inserts…

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#12 posted 06-17-2013 04:08 PM

It’s a really nice box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#13 posted 06-18-2013 01:59 AM

Nice build. I like the raised panels on the top, the splines, and the wood combos as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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