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Small Spalted Maple Box

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Project by nonickswood posted 372 days ago 1177 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small box was made with continuing grain pattern running around all four corners.
The Top and Front pieces are a Bookmatch.
Finished with Polyurethane, I think the Dragonflies liked the curing finish.
Inside is lined with brown felt.
It has some very interesting grain designs.

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD





12 comments so far

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 372 days ago

Nice box. I love the figure in the wood.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 372 days ago

That grain is to die for! Very nice to look at. Simple and beautiful! Nice work!

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

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 372 days ago

That is some great looking wood and you did it proud. Good job with wrapping the grain around the corners. At my house the dragonflies would have been stuck to the finish and flapping their wings in it.

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

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 372 days ago

Beautiful little box it looks great and doing the continuing grain pattern round the box was a great idea…well done.

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

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amagineer

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#5 posted 372 days ago

Spalted grain is wonderful. Someone will be happy to get this.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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josh

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#6 posted 372 days ago

You shall call its name Spalty.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Gary

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#7 posted 372 days ago

Super nice piece. Beautiful wood. You did a great job.

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

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 371 days ago

Nick, I like the wood and the technique of matching all four corners for a box with wood of this caliber. Nice job. Did you ever consider using a large diameter route on the corners? It really helps to make the grain appear to flow around the box. For example this and this. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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shopmania

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#9 posted 371 days ago

Very nice!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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nonickswood

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#10 posted 371 days ago

Thanks all for your wonderful comments & suggestions.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 368 days ago

Gorgeous little box! Has very cool colors and grain patterns and the finish set it off. Great job!

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jimmy meeker

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#12 posted 359 days ago

very nice piece

-- jrm123

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