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Small Spalted Maple Box

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Project by nonickswood posted 07-20-2013 11:35 PM 1338 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





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SnowyRiver

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

Nice box. I love the figure in the wood.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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woodshaver

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#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!

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gfadvm

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#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

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aussiedave

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#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....

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amagineer

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#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!

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josh

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

You shall call its name Spalty.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Gary

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#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

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Boxguy

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#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

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shopmania

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#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! :)

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nonickswood

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

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 07-24-2013 02:08 PM

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

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

very nice piece

-- jrm123

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