LumberJocks

Small Spalted Maple Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by nonickswood posted 07-20-2013 11:35 PM 1279 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

View SnowyRiver's profile

SnowyRiver

51450 posts in 2167 days


#1 posted 07-20-2013 11:50 PM

Nice box. I love the figure in the wood.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View woodshaver's profile

woodshaver

2791 posts in 2040 days


#2 posted 07-20-2013 11:59 PM

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

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

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

11233 posts in 1377 days


#3 posted 07-21-2013 12:12 AM

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

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3014 posts in 511 days


#4 posted 07-21-2013 01:20 AM

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....

View amagineer's profile

amagineer

1389 posts in 1284 days


#5 posted 07-21-2013 01:46 AM

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

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

View josh's profile

josh

901 posts in 1256 days


#6 posted 07-21-2013 02:46 AM

You shall call its name Spalty.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

View Gary's profile

Gary

7361 posts in 2120 days


#7 posted 07-21-2013 03:02 AM

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

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

View Boxguy's profile

Boxguy

1487 posts in 954 days


#8 posted 07-21-2013 10:05 PM

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

View shopmania's profile

shopmania

694 posts in 1869 days


#9 posted 07-21-2013 10:41 PM

Very nice!

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

View nonickswood's profile

nonickswood

411 posts in 1074 days


#10 posted 07-21-2013 11:33 PM

Thanks all for your wonderful comments & suggestions.

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

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11289 posts in 862 days


#11 posted 07-24-2013 02:08 PM

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

View jimmy meeker's profile

jimmy meeker

132 posts in 683 days


#12 posted 08-02-2013 02:11 PM

very nice piece

-- jrm123

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase