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Project by mike1950 posted 396 days ago 1839 views 19 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One more post and I will take a break for a while. I love making boxes. I think I made a dozen when I made these. You get to use very special pieces of wood because of the size. This one is a very wild piece of red oak. About 9”x12”x5 1/2” Bridal joint on lid. Interior wood is eastern red cedar. I make a lot of jewelry boxes and use a variety of crazy woods. Enjoy

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 396 days ago

The grain patterns are amazing. Nice use of this wood : )

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

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 396 days ago

Striking grain! Beautifully done! It’s a WOW for me!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 396 days ago

A very special and unique box Great job.

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 396 days ago

What a beautiful box…nice lines and coved sides and the softly pillowed centre section of the lid. Its not only a Wow for me but a favorite also…great job Mike.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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MichaelT77

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#5 posted 396 days ago

That’s a beautiful box. I didn’t know red oak could look like that. Actually, I think it looks like marble. Beautiful job.

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 396 days ago

That is some gorgeous red oak and you showcased it nicely with this design.

What did you finish this box with??? It looks super!

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

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mike1950

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#7 posted 396 days ago

Thanks for all the compliments. The wood made it easy. I agree it does look like marble.
Sorry I should have included finish. General arm-r-seal Wipe on. Thanks again!!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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Buckethead

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#8 posted 396 days ago

Uniquely beautiful piece of red oak. And the box is amazing.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 396 days ago

Your box is amazing. The wood, the craftsmanship and design all compliment one another.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 396 days ago

Very beautiful

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- 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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gfadvm

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#11 posted 396 days ago

Thanks for the finish reply.

Now I gotta know how you cut the coves! Please.

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

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#12 posted 396 days ago

I enjoy. Great choice of wood…....

-- Dreaming patterns

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cathyb

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#13 posted 395 days ago

Beautiful box. I especially like those lovely coves. Great job!

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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mike1950

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#14 posted 395 days ago

Thanks everyone, I have made a lot of this style box – they are quick and fun.
How??? You assemble the box-install the splines and cut the coves with the table saw.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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Mainiac Matt

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#15 posted 395 days ago

Awesome work… love the wood… prettiest red oak I’ve ever seen

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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